CO-PRODUCTIONS. The Danish Film Institute can support 5-9 minor co-productions in feature films per year. Read how to apply for funding and find terms, application deadlines and contact information.
Funding for danish films
The Danish Film Institute (DFI) supports the production of 20-25 feature films and 25-30 documentary and short films a year. Funds are awarded through three different schemes: the Film Commissioner Scheme, the Market Scheme and the New Danish Screen talent development scheme.
News from the DFI
Another Round is Denmark's Oscar entry
18. nov 2020 | OSCAR 2021. Thomas Vinterberg and Zentropa's drama 'Another Round', about four weary high school teachers experimenting with the liberating effects of alcohol, is selected as Denmark's submission in the
Long, Live, Love: Films can help us understand ourselves
16. nov 2020 | INTERVIEW. In 'Long, Live, Love', Sine Skibsholt gives us an inside look at a mother-daughter relationship troubled by serious illness. But the documentary, which has been selected for IDFA, is less about
Danish films at IDFA 2020
13. nov 2020 | IDFA 2020. The major documentary film festival in Amsterdam will soon kick off and is this year largely accessible online. The CPH:DOX winner 'Songs of Repression' and the coming-of-age film 'Long, Live, Love'
Support for Danish film to offset coronavirus impact
12. nov 2020 | FUNDING. Broad political agreement has been reached to ensure EUR 12m for Danish film and for national broadcaster DR. Of this, EUR 2.3m is going to the Danish Film Institute to cover extra costs brought on
Asta Nielsen for our time
12. nov 2020 | SILENT FILM. Danish silent film actress Asta Nielsen was a megastar in her time. She also has the makings of an icon for today. Discover Denmark's arguably biggest movie star ever in a new section on the Danish
Songs of Repression: Holding a mirror to the unspoken
11. nov 2020 | INTERVIEW. Marianne Hougen-Moraga and Estephan Wagner’s CPH:DOX winner 'Songs of Repression' takes a non-judgmental look at trauma. The film is now bound for IDFA, following an eye-opening premiere in Chile
Absurdist feature debut premieres in Tallinn
11. nov 2020 | FESTIVAL. Jonas Kærup Hjort’s 'The Penultimate' is world premiering at Tallinn Black Nights in Estonia. The Kafkaesque drama, supported by the talent programme New Danish Screen, is selected for the First
Another Round and The Cave advance in European Film Awards
10. nov 2020 | NOMINATIONS. 'Another Round' gains four nominations, including for best film, while 'The Cave' is nominated for best documentary at the European Film Awards 2020. This year's pan-European prize event will be
Niels Arden Oplev shooting with Sofie Gråbøl
03. nov 2020 | NEW FILM. Niels Arden Oplev is embarking on his next film, 'Rose', a star-studded drama about two sisters whose relationship is put to the test on a bus journey from the North of Denmark to the city of cities
Horror film with a feminist angle
23. oct 2020 | INTERVIEW. Director Jens Dahl and screenwriter Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen are ready with a rarity in Danish film. Their genre-conscious horror movie 'Breeder', which is premiering in Denmark on 31 October, has