Children & Youth

Denmark traditionally places a high priority on films for children and youth and acknowledges a child's right to experience artistic reflection on the realities of life. We believe that the best of cinema stirs and moves the heart and mind.

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Danish film policy consistently aims to develop a film culture for children. Since 1982, the Danish Film Act has dedicated at least 25% of all government film subsidies to films for children and youth. This has had an enormous impact – on output, consistency and quality. Storytelling from a child’s perspective, solid production values and original stories are key. 

On this site you can read about the DFI's key initiatives for children and young people:

  • Financial support for producing and launching feature films, short films and documentaries
  • Non-commercial distribution - via online streaming - of films to libraries and schools
  • Film education
  • A regional school cinema scheme
  • Teaching materials and study guides
  • General consultancy services for teachers and the film industry on media education and films for children
  • The DFI-run Cinematheque in Copenhagen shows a wide variety of cinema classics and new films. There are free screenings for pre-school children
  • FILM-X - a computer-based, interactive film studio where children can explore the world of film and experiment withthe various aspects of film production
  • FILM-Y: a mobile version of the FILM-X studio
  • Financial support for organisations and activities in the field of films for children and youth

More info

Read about the tasks and aims of the Children & Youth unit:

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Contact

Charlotte Giese

Special Advisor / Children & Youth

Telefon: +45 2332 9030
E-mail:

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Danish Film Institute /
Det Danske Filminstitut

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