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CPH PIX announces a focus on new Danish talents and postpones the festival in 2020

CPH PIX postpones the 2020 festival due to COVID-19. Instead new local talents are celebrated in a limited, exclusive programme, running from December 6 to 13 in Copenhagen and Aarhus. 8 Danish feature films from first time filmmakers are nominated for CPH PIX’s Talent Award 2020.

CPH PIX 2020 was set to roll out 10 days in November 2020, gathering thousands of audiences in Copenhagen. But due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and its after-effects on the cinema landscape, CPH PIX has decided to postpone the 2020 edition of the festival to next year. Instead, CPH PIX joins forces with Grand Theater in Copenhagen and Øst for Paradis in Aarhus to celebrate a new generation of local filmmakers with a distinct style. 8 Danish feature films have been nominated for a Danish Talent Award and a cash prize that aims to help realizing the filmmaker’s next project.

“After much deliberation, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel CPH PIX this year. The festival is dependent on a well-functioning cinema market and right now the Danish cinemas are looking into a very difficult and unpredictable autumn. In consultation with our board of directors, we have decided to postpone the 2020 edition of the festival. Instead, we are focusing on this year's most significant Danish debut films. CPH PIX has always been an important platform for new local talents, and we will continue to be so", says CEO Tine Fischer.

8 new local talents

Despite COVID-19, 2020 has been an impressive year for new, wild and promising Danish talents who have delivered interesting and visually strong debuts. 8 new Danish feature films are nominated for CPH PIX’s Danish Talent Award 2020:

A Perfectly Normal Family by Malou Reymann
Blockhagen by Gigis
Psychosis in Stockholm by Maria Bäck
Shorta by Frederik Louis Hviid & Anders Ølholm
The Blue Orchid by Carl Marott
The Penultimate by Jonas Kærup Hjort
The Trouble With Nature by Illum Jacobi
Wildland by Jeanette Nordahl 

The 8 nominated films will be shown in Grand Theater in Copenhagen and Øst for Paradis in Aarhus at special event screenings between December 6-13, 2020. The final schedule will be announced later in November.

CPH PIX 2021

CPH PIX will be back in November 2021. In the meantime, the team behind the festival are working on a year-round film club with a special focus on Danish and international talent films. With support from Biografklub Danmark Fonden and PRD, a major development project has already begun and will be launched prior to the festival in 2021.

Marie Grahtø

Director of "Psychosia"

Marie Grahtø has made her feature film debut with “Psychosia”, a psychotic realism film that follows the story of two bonding woman, a dedicated suicide researcher and a suicidal patient at a psychiatric ward.

Learn more about Marie here and don’t miss the WEEKEND screening of “Psychosia”.

Nov 16th, 7PM Grand Teatret

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