Danish Film History
Produced for dfi.dk
Mariann Nederby Madsen
Danish Film History 1896-2009 will be updated annually. Last update April 2010.
About Danish Film History
This history of Danish film is organized chronologically, decade for decade. It elaborates on the films of each decade, the tendencies and genres that dominate, the creative originators and the film political conditions and organizational structures under which these film were made.
About mid-year 2011 this history of Danish Film will contain links to an English interface of the National Filmography, hence the following will apply:
Individual film titles and the names of directors, producers, production companies and actors are marked with links to Denmark's National Filmography, which provides additional information, images, and clips from individual films.
The overview of Danish film history is illustrated with film posters and images, again with links to film clips and trailers on YouTube. From the 1980s onward, there are links to film trailers where possible, while for the earlier decades there are only links to trailers and clips on YouTube for films that are typical for the period and which can be seen as major works.
For the first decades, the existing poster-material is sparse. Where film posters are absent, film clips are shown. Film posters can be found through searching the National Filmography by title.