Top 5 Film and Scene Festivals

Copenhagen has several festivals every year that pay homage to the different genres within film and performing arts. You can experience the best in films, documentaries, the art of acting and much more, around the cinemas and stages in Copenhagen. We have put together some of the best festivals that you should experience if you love film, theater and performance art.


CPH:Pix and CPH:Dox are Denmark's largest film and documentary festival, respectively. Both festivals offer a range of exciting events, debates, seminars and of course film, which are norm-breaking, thought-provoking and exciting. Both festivals focuses on new talents and initiatives within the genres, and therefore offer a number of performances that are innovative and groundbreaking. Do not miss their exciting program of performances and events. CPH: DOX will take place from 15/3-26/3 2023. CPH: Pix has not announced a date yet.

Copenhagen Stage

CPH Stage is Denmark's largest theater festival, which focuses on theater and performance art. You will have the opportunity to see the latest performances as well as the highlights of the year. During the festival, you will not only be able to experience performances, but also events, debates, presentations, parties and much more. These are the events of the year for everyone who loves theater and acting. In 2023 CPH Stage will take place from 1/6 til d. 10/6. 

Copenhagen Short Film Festival

Copenhagen Short film festival celebrates the world of short films. The aim of the festival is to introduce short films as a medium to the wider audience, and highlight aspiring filmmakers. Whether you're into horror, documentaries, animated films, or avant-garde, there will be a sea of exciting short films to experience. Date and program for 2023 have not been announced yet.

Copenhagen Summer Dance

Copenhagen Summer Dance is an annual open-air event presented by the Danish Dance Theater, which presents contemporary dance in absolute world class. The festival takes up modern themes, and interprets through expressive dance and performance. Experience unique dance acts under the blue sky at Ofelia Beach and have an experience completely out of the ordinary. There are a number of free seats for the performances, which are on a first-come, first-served basis. Date and program for 2023 have not been announced yet.

MIX CPH LGBTQ+ FilmFestival

MIX Copenhagen LGBTQ Film Festival is one of the world's oldest LGBTQ + festivals, whose goal is to show films that break the norms of gender and sexuality. The festival puts the gender debate on the agenda, as well as reflecting and celebrating a world of diversity. The program is always packed with exciting movies and short films. The date for 2023 has not been announced yet.