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Danish Film History

From silent films to the talkies, from escapism to social realism, from family comedies to the Dogme film, from mainstream to avant-garde, from...
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Our Danish film database covers feature films, short films and documentaries from the early days of cinema up till now. Find information about the films and the people behind.

2013 in numbers

07.02.14FACTS & FIGURES. "The Keeper of Lost Causes" took 721,000 admissions domestically and Danish films sold more than 4 million tickets for the second...
Three Films on Danish Oscar Shortlist

Three Films on Danish Oscar Shortlist

19.08.14OSCAR 2015. "Speed Walking," "Someone You Love" and "Sorrow and Joy" are shortlisted for the title as Denmark's Foreign Language entry. The final candidate is expected to be announced on 18 Septemb...
Bier to San Sebastian

Bier to San Sebastian

13.08.14FESTIVAL. "A Second Chance" by Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier is selected for the San Sebastian Film Festival in September.
Itsi Bitsi opens in Toronto

Itsi Bitsi opens in Toronto

12.08.14FESTIVAL. Ole Christian Madsen brings the spirit of Denmark's emerging hippie movement to the Toronto Film Festival, where Madsen's feature "Itsi Bitsi" about a famous beat poet and the love of his...
Bille August Bound for San Sebastian

Bille August Bound for San Sebastian

07.08.14FESTIVAL. The director behind the now-classic "Pelle the Conqueror" will premiere his new film, "Silent Heart," at the San Sebastian Film Festival. The film has Bille August returning to the kind o...
Joshua Oppenheimer heading to Toronto

Joshua Oppenheimer heading to Toronto

30.07.14FESTIVAL. Joshua Oppenheimer's new documentary, "The Look of Silence", has been selected for this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Danish Films


Kapgang / Race Walking

Kapgang / Race Walking28.08.2014Martin, 14, struggles to find his footing on the shaky ground of adolescence. As he is getting ready for his communion, his mother suddenly dies, her tragic death triggering a chain of events that...

En, to, tresomt / One, Two, Threesome

En, to, tresomt / One, Two, Threesome11.09.2014Siff, a zealous student in sexology, has recently moved to her boyfriend Lucas' place. Her close friend Maria is temporarily sleeping on their couch, though Lucas is not very keen on the idea. At f...

Fasandræberne / The Absent One

Fasandræberne / The Absent One02.10.2014In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the ca...


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Facts & Figures

The DFI brochure Facts & Figures gives an overview of production, distribution and exhibition of film in Denmark.

Search for information at Statistics Denmark

Statistics Denmark, the national bureau of statistics, provides statistical information on the Danish cinema sector. Here are some useful shortcuts to film data on their website.


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FILM Cannes Issue 2014

FILM Cannes Issue 2014 / The Salvation, When Animals Dream, Nordic Factory, Eva Jakobsen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

FILM Berlin Issue 2014

FILM Berlin Issue 2014 / Nymphomaniac, The Contest, Someone You Love, Cathedrals of Culture, Son, Danica Curcic, Final Cut for Real, Denmark's regional film funds

FILM IDFA Issue 2013

FILM IDFA Issue 2013 / Ai Weiwei The Fake Case, Sepideh, Carl & Niels, Just the Right Amount of Violence, Chikara – The Sumo Wrestler’s Son, Faith Hope Afghanistan, Shanne and Her Friends, The Humi...

FILM Cannes Issue 2013

FILM Cannes Issue 2013 / Only God Forgives, Whale Valley, The Keeper of Lost Causes, The Hour of the Lynx, Søren Malling, Nurturing Talent, International Co-productions


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