CPH: PIX new major festival in Copenhagen

Article published on Aug. 6, 2008
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Article published on Aug. 6, 2008
Copenhagen’s two leading international film festivals – NatFilm Festival and the Copenhagen International Film Festival (CIFF) – have merged into one unique annual film event, CPH: PIX, which will focus on new international talent. The first edition will be held from April 16-26, 2009.

Jacob Neiiendam, previous head of Programming for the CIFF and film trade journalist, has been appointed as the festival’s new director, and Niels Lind Larsen, who was involved in the programming of NatFilm, is the new Head of Programming.

overseeing two other major festivals in the Danish capital: BUSTER-Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth (September 19-26, 2008), run by Füsun Eriksen, and CPH-DOX-Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (November 07-16, 2008), run by Tine Fischer.

Mikkel Harder, previous head of Drama at the Royal Danish Theatre and now managing director of Copenhagen Film Festivals, will supervise all three film festivals, and Andreas Steinmann, one of Denmark’s most experienced festival producers, will be responsible for the overall planning of the three events, in conjunction with the festivals directors and heads of programming.

The new trading platform CPH Film Market will be available to film professionals during CPH: PIX in April (in replacement to the popular Copenhagen Screenings) and during BUSTER in September, while the existing market for documentaries during CPH: DOX remains unchanged.

Annika Pham