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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...
The Act of Killing

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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 Salvation to Cannes

The Salvation to Cannes

17.04.14CANNES. Kristian Levring's large-scale western drama "The Salvation" with Mads Mikkelsen is among the Official Selection of the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
CPH PIX opens with Flow

CPH PIX opens with Flow

02.04.14FESTIVAL. A group of young rappers who dream about their big breakthrough set the musical tone in Fenar Ahmad's feature debut "Flow", the film to open CPH PIX running 3-16 April.
 Nordic naval hero on the big screen

Nordic naval hero on the big screen

02.04.14IN PRODUCTION. Later this year Henrik Ruben Genz starts shooting "Tordenskiold", a drama about one of the most famous naval heroes in Danish-Norwegian history.
Helium wins an Oscar

Helium wins an Oscar

03.03.14THE OSCARS. Director Anders Walter and M&M Productions win the Oscar in the Live Action Short category for "Helium".
Making Connections

Making Connections

28.02.14THE OSCARS. Final Cut for Real, the company behind Joshua Oppenheimer's multi-award-winning and Oscar-nominated "The Act of Killing", has a partiality for documentaries that shake our worldview.

Danish Films


Ækte Vare / Flow

Ækte Vare / Flow08.05.2014

Miraklet / The Miracle

Miraklet / The Miracle22.05.2014A former dancer returns for the first time in years to his childhood village to attend his mother's funeral. He discovers that the love of his youth still lives there, trapped in an unhappy marriag...


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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 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

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 Berlin Issue 2013

FILM Berlin Issue 2013 / Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, The Act of Killing, The Weight of Elephants, producer Louise Vesth, Northwest, Sofie Gråbøl, The Shooter


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