16.05.23 | Opslagstavle

We look forward to welcoming the creators of ambitious and innovative projects in early development to the 2023-2024 edition.

The deadline for submissions is on June 22, 2023. 

CPH:LAB is CPH:DOX’s talent development programme that encourages creative risk taking, celebrates raw talent, facilitates collaboration across borders and business sectors and supports visionaries to push the existing boundaries of documentary storytelling.

The lab is conceived as an incubator for projects by  artists keen to explore new forms of expression in factual storytelling and to advance new visions of what a documentary can be in a digital age. It offers a space for experimentation and collaboration in creative, cross-disciplinary partnerships across film, the creative arts, science, technology and social entrepreneurship.‍

For this edition of the LAB we are particularly eager to hear from emerging storytellers who would like to develop new work addressing the digital natives with quality factual storytelling experiences.

Over the course of a six-month incubator you will develop the project with the help of a group of international mentors and tutors, as well as the other LAB participants.

The training programme runs as a combination of onsite and online workshops and mentoring sessions spanning from September 2023 to March 2024. Up to nine teams will develop their project to the stage where they are able to present it along with an early-stage prototype at CPH:DOX in March 2024 to a specially-invited group of industry leaders before taking it to other international markets and residencies with whom we have strategic partnerships. You can read more about previous selected projects here.


Every year the lab supports the development of up to 9 projects and up to 2 participants per project. CPH:LAB is for filmmakers, artists and creative technologists primarily from Europe although it is also open to a limited number of participants from non-European countries.

Key dates

Application opens: May 15, 2023
Application deadline: June 22, 2023
Notification of selection: mid – August 2023


Contact Stella Ntavara CPH:LAB project manager at lab@cphdox.dk


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