CPH:CONFERENCE in partnership with CPH:DOX live on Facebook!
In the light of the global situation caused by COVID19, the CPH:CONFERENCE was broadcasted live on Facebook!
The CPH:CONFERENCE took place Monday 23 to Friday 27 March 2020.
The CPH:CONFERENCE is our unique 5-day industry event presented in partnership with and in the framework of CPH:DOX, Copenhagen.
Monday 23 March: SCIENCE IS CULTURE
Curated by Jessica Harrop, Producer, Science Sandbox
As part of our CPH:SCIENCE programme, the conference kicks off with a day exploring new ways and asking fundamental questions about the communication of science through cinema. How do we attract people who are not necessarily science-interested? And how do we present scientific issues in a way that unites us around our shared cultural values, instead of dividing us? We will look for answers in social science research, hear from groundbreaking scientists finding new ways to communicate their research and learn from visionary filmmakers who are thinking of science as culture, instead of science as purely fact.
Tuesday 24 March: ART, TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGE: THE DESCENT OF MAN
Curated by Mark Atkin, Director Crossover Labs
What if you are not the centre of all things? Most of the problems we are facing today stem from Man putting himself at the centre of nature and society. A new way of viewing our place in the world could maybe save both ourselves and the environment. During the day, we will challenge you to reevaluate your place in the universe and consider what the next steps in our evolution might be. We will explore toxic masculinity, discover how patriarchy is ruining the planet and consider gender-fluidity as a more positive alternative. Also, we will learn how the concept of an individual self is an illusion, and how we are more interconnected with other people, creatures and things than we think. We will ask how effective the creative community can be in addressing the empathy deficit that our collective self-absorption, fuelled by social media, has led to, and end by asking, what is the role of the human in the Age of the Machine?
Wednesday 25 March: TACKLING DISRUPTION: INDUSTRY, PLATFORMS & AUDIENCES
Curated by Sten-Kristian Saluveer, CEO & Founder, Storytek
Documentary film is more relevant than ever to help audiences embrace and understand the radical changes in our lives. If only the content would reach the right viewers at the right time, through the right format and new business models, mastering platforms and data, while also embracing converging forms of storytelling. Join curator and industry innovator Sten-Kristian Saluveer and international visionaries at the forefront of streaming platforms, talent development, cutting edge curation, and technology from Artificial Intelligence and gaming to tackle the disruption and successfully master the changing landscapes of the documentary industry.
Thursday 26 March: MAKING MEDIA MATTER WHEN THE WORLD IS ON FIRE
Curated by Sue Turley, Executive Producer, XRM Media & Patricia Finneran, Founder, Story Matter
While the climate crisis rages and political divisions turn violent, how do we ensure that our movies matter, and who will fund them? For artists and storytellers, the dynamic tension between impact – the marketplace of ideas – and the commercial marketplace is ever-present and always changing. Hear from global leaders in impact entertainment and a new crop of funders investing in real stories for change.
Friday 27 March: DOCUMENTING THE FUTURE
Curated by Lauren Boyle, Co-Founder, DIS
How can documentary practice not only capture what has happened, but what could happen? We will hear from artists, filmmakers, and thinkers who find truth through fiction or the fictional in everyday truths using the language and tools of nonfiction filmmaking, storytelling, sociological research, startups, and other common modalities to reconfigure failed narratives and build alternative futures. While imagining new possibilities doesn’t guarantee making them come true, it sets the stage for a multiplicity of new potentialities. These films access deeper truths by highlighting the fictions that construct our reality, and document new speculative futures that haven’t happened yet, but are halfway to making a new world.