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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...
Look of Silence – "Stunning Companion Piece"

Look of Silence – "Stunning Companion Piece"

29.08.14VENICE. We picked up a few headlines from the first reviews of Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Look of Silence," premiering at Venice Film Festival.
The Absent One and I Am Here to Fantastic Fest

The Absent One and I Am Here to Fantastic Fest

28.08.14FESTIVAL. Mikkel Nørgaard's "The Absent One" and Anders Morgenthaler's "I Am Here" are selected for Austin Fantastic Fest, America's most high-profiled genre film festival.
Danish Doc Award to Act of Killing Producer

Danish Doc Award to Act of Killing Producer

26.08.14ROOS AWARD. Walking the red carpet in Hollywood was probably the last thing on Signe Byrge Sørensen’s mind when she started grappling with the 1000 hours of footage that would eventually become "Th...
Fall Mag for Your Laptop

Fall Mag for Your Laptop

26.08.14FALL ISSUE. Read the story behind Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Look of Silence," find out about the editing process of "Nymphomaniac" and discover what drives Susanne Bier in the making of "A Second C...
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...

Danish Films


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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