Initially set to run March 18-29, the major documentary film festival has added another week to its schedule, while the industry event CPH:FORUM kickstarts today.

Since March 18, CPH:DOX has morphed into a virtual cinema, where more than 140 international documentaries are available to Danish-based audiences, for the price of €6/film, until April 5.

Recent titles added online include the Swedish/Finnish/Polish co-production Bitter Love by award-winning Jerzy Sladkowski (Don Juan), competing for the main CPH:DOX award. The film produced by Antonio Russo Merenda of Ginestra Film is a bittersweet portrait of people onboard the Russian ‘Maxim Gorky’ river cruise ship, looking for love.

Sladkoswki said he was disappointed not to be able to show his film to a normal cinema audience as collecting live reactions to his work is what he values most, but he also praised CPH:DOX for swiftly turning the festival into a digital experience due to the coronavirus. “The delivery is different but the content and the goal are the same - to show our works to as many people as possible, stated the Polish-born director. Bitter Love received an excellent review on Monday 23 from Screendaily’s Jonathan Romney.

Other new online additions from the main competition entry include France’s Mon amour, Brazil’s No Kings and Ecstasy, and the US doc I Walk on Water.

CPH:FORUM - the industry event - opens Tuesday 24 with a virtual debate about how to tackle the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the film industry’.

Keynote speakers include Gianluca de Angelis from the Italian Documentary Association who will unveil fresh statistics from the Italian industry, Cat & Docs’ Maëlle Guenegues set to discuss the impact of cancelled spring festivals, SVT Commissioning Editor Axel Arnö, who will give public broadcasters’ perspective, on behalf of EBU, Final Cut for Real’s senior producer Signe Byrge Sørensen and Lucia Recalde, Head of Unit from the European Commission’s Creative Europe Media.

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