The Danish Film Institute can fund international feature film co-productions that have a non-Danish delegate producer.
The purpose for funding co-productions is to strengthen partnerships and creative exchange between Danish and international producers. DFI highly values the opportunities that co-production can provide for the Danish industry; international financing, cultural and business exchange and distribution; and therefore encourages these partnerships to be established.
The following films can be mentioned as examples of supported projects: Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski), Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund), The Rams (Grímur Hákonarson), The Untamed (Amat Escalante) og Song of the Sea (Tomm Moore).
DFI can fund 6-9 minor co-productions per year. The annual budget amounts to DKK 12 mio.
- The application must be submitted by a Danish production company.
- There must be Danish creative or technical participation in the production.
- There must be a distribution deal for theatrical distribution in Denmark or broadcast on national Danish television.
- The financing in the major co-producing country must be confirmed.
- Creative strength.
- Creative and financial collaboration between the Danish company and its co-producer, including previous projects and future plans.
- The level of creative and technical collaboration, the participation of Danish talent and crew and the overall Danish spend.
- The nature of the distribution deal signed by the producer.
The DFI is able to allocate funding up to a maximum of 60 % of the Danish producer's share.
How to apply
The application form can be found here. Please note that applications can only be submitted by the Danish producer which is why the application form is only available in Danish. An English translation can be found in the right column on this page.
Applications are submitted to the head of DFI's international department and are assessed by a panel consisting of commissioning editors, the Head of International and the Head of Film Support.