Magazine article Screen International

CPH PIX Confirms New Structure

Magazine article Screen International

CPH PIX Confirms New Structure

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As Copenhagen's feature film festival CPH PIX is merged with family festival BUSTER, organisers have confirmed that the new festival will be named CPH PIX, with BUSTER as a programme section.

Of the more than 600 activities (screenings, workshops, concerts) planned for the first edition of the combined festival (Oct 27 - Nov 6), more than half will be aimed at children and teenagers.

The new festival has confirmed backing from the Danish Film Institute, City of Copenhagen and Creative Europe - MEDIA.

The BUSTER school programme - concentrated during daytimes - will have its own catalogue to be released on Sept 1 to give teachers two months to plan their attendance. The main CPH PIX programme - with more edgy screenings and activities on afternoons, evenings and nights - will be announced on Sept 29 and will also include a family weekend.

Organisers hope that the combined festival set-up can help enhance audience development and kickstart new initiatives.

"The Berlinale and their Generation programme have been our inspiration since we started this process back in November," said Jacob Neiiendam [pictured, left, with Thure S. …

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