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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...
The royal couple off to visit Zagreb Film Festival

The royal couple off to visit Zagreb Film Festival

20.10.14STATE VISIT. The Queen Regnant and Prince Consort will be visiting Croatia 21-24 October. As part of their tour they will pay a visit to the Zagreb Film Festival. This year's edition has a special...
New film by Scherfig and August

New film by Scherfig and August

16.10.14CO-PRODUCTION. Lone Scherfig has written the script for Pernilla August's upcoming film "The Serious Game," based on a novel by Swedish novelist Hjalmar Söderberg. The film is a Swedish-Danish co-p...
Death of an 18th-Century Rock Star

Death of an 18th-Century Rock Star

16.10.14NEW PRODUCTION. Henrik Ruben Genz is currently shooting "Tordenskiold," a drama about one of the most famous naval heroes in Scandinavian history, with Jakob Oftebro embodying the 18th-century nobl...
Matthiesen and Zentropa make The Model

Matthiesen and Zentropa make The Model

14.10.14NEW PRODUCTION. Sundance winner Mads Matthiesen delves into the world of fashion in "The Model," shooting for the next seven weeks in Paris, Warsaw and Copenhagen.
Speed Walking in Chicago

Speed Walking in Chicago

10.10.14INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE. Niels Arden Oplev's "Speed Walking", a coming-of-age drama set in provincial Denmark of the 70s, premieres at Chicago Film Festival on 13 October in the Main Competition cat...

Danish Films


Stille hjerte / Silent Heart

Stille hjerte / Silent Heart13.11.2014Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their terminally-ill mother's desire to die before her disease worsens; but, as the weekend progresses...

Antboy 2 /

Antboy 2 / 25.12.2014Antboy is more popular than ever, after he defeated Albert Gæmelkrå aka The Flea, who's now spending his days in a rubber cell of the insane asylum Dragsborg. Pelle, who's now turned 13, is enjoyin...

All Inclusive / All Inclusive

All Inclusive / All Inclusive25.12.2014The chaotic thirty-year-old Ditte and her older sister - the much too sensible Sigrid - travel to Malta with their mother, Lise, to celebrate her 60th birthday. Lise's husband, the girls' father, h...


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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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