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Douglas Gordon announced as first of three special guest curators at CPH:DOX 2012

International documentary festival has also announced its line-up for third DOX:LAB.

Award-winning contemporary film and video artist Douglas Gordon [pictured] will curate a special films series at this year’s CPH:DOX, which runs November 1-11.

Gordon will be one of three special guest curators at this year’s edition and follows the likes of Harmony Korine, Animal Collective and Nan Goldi as a guest curator at the Copenhagen-based event.

“CPH:DOX has always been at the forefront of where arts and film practices are given a unique position,” noted CPH:DOX festival director Tine Fisher. “I continue to want to take documentary film in as many directions as possible, and that’s also why I am particularly thrilled that Douglas Gordon has accepted our invitation to be part of a special program.”

The dozen projects involved in the third edition of DOX:LAB, the cross-cultural production program of CPH:DOX, have also been announced. Among those that are set to be completed and screened at CPH:DOX 2012 is a collaboration between award-winning filmmakers Marie Losier and Rania Attieh, who are working on an impressionistic dual portrait of life off stage and in the ring of aging women wrestlers in Mexico City.

Other filmmakers involved include Nicolas Pereda, Jacob Schulsinger, Edwin and Norwegian artist/filmmaker Thomas Østbye.

Commenting on her inclusion, Losier said: “I am so happy to have this wonderful opportunity thanks to DOX:LAB. It’s an honour, and I have never collaborated with another filmmaker before on directing a film. With Rania we are both equally excited to a new challenge. CPH:DOX is inspiring and really helps us filmmakers to make a film that we imagine.”

This year, CPH:DOX are also hosting a European version of DOX:LAB, to take place June 11-17. Confirmed participants are Melanie Gilligan (UK) & Wooloo, Martin Rosengaard & Sixten Kai Nielsen (DK), Ursula Mayer (Austria) & Katja Sander (DK) and Michel Auder (France) & Ulrik Heltoft (DK).

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