The Danish Film Institute supports the development and production of Danish films and supports international coproductions. We also hold support schemes for the promotion, exhibition and distribution of films.


Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" received production support from DFI's Film Commissioner Programme. Photo: Zentropa

Film production and film development are DFI's main subsidy areas. We strive to promote diversity and risk-willingness in the industry by offering a variety of gateways to production support, by highlighting talent development, by keeping a sharp eye on new digital platforms, and by encouraging international co-production partnerships. We also have a longstanding tradition for supporting children and youth films, an area to which 25% of all subsidies are allocated.

We work within a plan-of-action, the Film Agreement, an accord reached between parties in the Danish parliament. This agreement sets out in broad strokes guidelines for a four year period.

Types of production support

Feature films 

Short fiction & documentary films

  • Film Commissioner Programme (including minor coproduction) Support for films of artistic merit

New Danish Screen

  • Fiction Talent development programme
  • Documentary Talent development programme


Claus Ladegaard
Head of Department
Phone +45 3374 3433

Marianne Moritzen
Head of Unit
Phone +45 3374 3451

Ane Mandrup
Head of Unit
Phone +45 3374 3449
Cell +45 2027 7872

Det Danske Filminstitut

Danish Film Institute /
Det Danske Filminstitut

EAN-nr: 5798000794085
CVR-nr: 56858318

Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

Tel. +45 3374 3400
Fax +45 3374 3401

TEL. +45 3374 3412