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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...
Sorrow and Joy Is Danish Oscar Entry

Sorrow and Joy Is Danish Oscar Entry

18.09.14OSCAR 2015. Recounting a horrifying chapter in the director's own life, Nils Malmros's "Sorrow and Joy" is selected as Denmark's candidate for the Foreign Language Film nominations.
A Boost to Danish-German Stories

A Boost to Danish-German Stories

08.09.14AGREEMENT. A new Danish-German initiative is set up to encourage even more creative partnership between Danish and German filmmakers.
The Look of Silence Wins in Venice

The Look of Silence Wins in Venice

06.09.14VENICE. Joshua Oppenheimer's Danish-produced "The Look of Silence" was awarded the Grand Jury Prize during Saturday's closing ceremony of the 71st Venice International Film Festival.
Moving World Premiere in Venice

Moving World Premiere in Venice

05.09.14VENICE. Glamour met grim reality as Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Look of Silence" world premiered at the Venice Film Festival on 28 August. Helle Hansen, Film Commissioner at the Danish Film Institute...
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.

Danish Films


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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