Field of Vision co-founder Charlotte Cook has joined the programming team at the CPH:DOX festival.
Cook, who left Toronto-based festival Hot Docs last year to launch the film unit, will help the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival strengthen its focus on new formats, new talents and new types of media collaborations.
Organizers revealed last year that they are moving dates from November to March, with the next edition of the fest taking place from March 16 to 26, 2017. Cook will join programmers Tine Fischer, Niklas Engstrøm and Mads Mikkelsen.
Cook told realscreen that her main focus will continue to be Field of Vision, which she helped to launch last fall with filmmakers Laura Poitras and AJ Schnack. The unit commissions and creates original episodic and one-off short-form, non-fiction films in collaboration with news site The Intercept and First Look Media.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the programming team at CPH:DOX, a festival I’ve attended and adored for many years,” Cook told realscreen. “Being able to combine my role at Field of Vision with CPH:DOX, two organisations with the artistry of documentary at their core, is a dream come true.
“My driving force has always been to support and celebrate filmmakers and their work in any way I can,” she continued. “Having the opportunity to work with filmmakers in these two roles, on both the production and presentation of their work is incredible.”
Festival director Tine Fischer added in a statement: “Charlotte is a rare hybrid – deeply involved in visual journalism and the political impact of documentary film but also highly engaged, aware and supportive of the artistic and formally inventive documentary scene. Her long experience as film curator, most importantly from Hot Docs and her recent move into new media platforms and new hybrid film formats is a dream resource for us to engage with.”