CPH:PIX

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CPH PIX is an annual film festival in Copenhagen, Denmark. The festival resulted from the merger of the Copenhagen International Film Festival and the NatFilm Festival in 2008 to create an organisation called Copenhagen Film Festivals, which also manages the documentary film festival CPH:DOX as well as the MIX CPH LGBTQ Film Festival .

The first edition of CPH PIX was held in April 2009 with an audience number of 36,500, which was the largest audience ever recorded for a film festival in Copenhagen. Since the first edition, the festival has grown in size to a record high total of 65,000 audiences in 2016.[1]

In 2016 the festival merged with the BUSTER Film Festival for Children and Youth to become one big festival for all ages. At the same time the festival moved from April to September/October.

CPH PIX is recognized for its focus on new film talents, supporting talent development and presenting unreleased quality films from a wide specter of countries and cultures. The 14 day programme is packed with 200 films from around the world and 700 film related activities. As part of the main programme, the festival presents retrospective series with highly acclaimed filmmakers including William Friedkin, Andrzej Zulawski, Terence Davies and Bertrand Bonello, often in collaboration with the Danish Cinematheque.

Parallel to the film programme, CPH PIX also hosts seminars, educational workshops for schools, artist talks, theatrical performances and film related concerts. Throughout the years well known artists such as John Carpenter, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream and Jóhann Jóhannsson have performed as part of the festival.

Next edition of CPH PIX will be held from September 28 to October 11, 2017.[2]

Awards[edit]

The festival hands out four awards;

  • The New Talent Grand PIX following a cash prize of 10,000 euro to a first-time filmmaker, awarded by an international jury.
  • Nordisk Film Fonden's Best Children’s Film and 3,000 euro awarded by a children's jury. The award has been handed out during CPH PIX since 2016 as part of the festival's programme for schools and families, BUSTER.
  • The Politiken Audience Award decided by the audience.
  • Politiken Fonden's Best Short Film For Children awarded by a selected jury. The award has been handed out during CPH PIX since 2016 as part of the festival's programme for schools and families BUSTER.

The previous winners of these awards are:

2009[edit]

Award Director Film
New Talent Grand PIX Peter Strickland (RO/UK) Katalin Varga
Politiken Audience Award Philippe Falardeau (CA) It's Not Me, I Swear! (C'est pas moi, je le jure!)

2010[edit]

Award Director Film
New Talent Grand PIX Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (BE) Amer
Politiken Audience Award Scandar Copti (PS), Yaron Shani (IL) Ajami

2011[edit]

Award Director Film
New Talent Grand PIX Alistair Banks Griffin (US) Two Gates of Sleep
Politiken Audience Award Saverio Costanzo (IT) La solitudine dei numeri primi

2012[edit]

Award Director Film
New Talent Grand PIX Kleber Mendonça Filho (BR) Neighbouring Sounds
Politiken Audience Award Philippe Falardeau (CA) Monsieur Lazhar

2013[edit]

Award Director Film
New Talent Grand PIX Ramon Zürcher (CH) The Strange Little Cat
Politiken Audience Award Felix van Groeningen (NL) The Broken Circle Breakdown

2014[edit]

Award Director Film
New Talent Grand PIX Eskil Vogt (N) Blind
Politiken Audience Award Benedikt Erlingsson (IS) Of Horses and Men

2015[edit]

Award Director Film
New Talent Grand PIX Thomas Daneskov (DK) The Elite
Politiken Audience Award Dagur Kári (IS) Virgin Mountain

2016[3][edit]

Award Director Film
New Talent Grand PIX Ralitza Petrova (BG) Godless
Nordisk Film Fonden's Best Children’s Film Alexandra-Therese Keining (SE) Girls Lost
Politiken Audience Award Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (IS) Heartstone
Politiken Fonden's Best Short Film For Children Amalie Næsby (DK) Ztripes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CPH PIX 2016: About PIX". CPH PIX. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  2. ^ "CPH PIX 2016: About PIX". CPH PIX. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  3. ^ "CPH PIX 2016: CPH PIX announces this year's winners". CPH PIX. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 

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