CPH:FORUM 2021 – Call for projects

The international financing and co-production event CPH:FORUM is open for entries, accepting projects until November 15.

CPH:FORUM takes place during CPH:DOX, 17th – 28th March, 2021, and will present 35 international film and new media projects in various stages of development and production. The event is dedicated to support creative and visually strong film projects and connects professionals from the worlds of non-fiction, fiction, journalism and visual art.

CPH:FORUM is CPH:DOX’s financing and co-production event dedicated to facilitate the development and financing of creative and visually strong film projects with international potential, whether they are features, series or new media projects.

CPH:FORUM 2021 will be conceived as a hybrid event, taking place during the festival days March 17 – 28, 2021. Over the course of the CPH:FORUM days, top producers and highly acknowledged directors from all over the world will take the stage to pitch 35 carefully selected projects in different pitch set-ups to an audience of industry professionals, including potential co-production partners, financiers and distributors.

CPH:FORUM looks for projects within the following focus areas:

  • FICTIONONFICTION: Challenging works in the hybrid landscape between fiction and non-fiction

  • CINEMA: High-end theatrical feature-length documentaries with international distribution potential

  • F:ACT: Projects bridging the fields of filmmaking, investigative journalism and activism

  • ART: Film projects by visual artists to be screened both within the institution of cinema and that of visual arts

  • SCIENCE: Creative documentary film and new media projects on science and technology

Selected projects will be invited to present their work to key European and international financiers, distributors and potential co-producers, take part in tailored one-on-one meetings, and finally get the chance to win the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of 15.000 EUR.


CPH:FORUM is primarily for producers and directors with selected projects and a wide variety of decision makers and stakeholders, interested in active attendance. A limited number of seats are available to professionals who wish to attend the three-day financing event as observers with priority given to producers.

To apply with a project, non-refundable registration fee of DKK 255 (approximately EUR 30) should be paid.

More information is available here.