Minor Coproductions Short Fiction & Documentary

The Danish Film Institute (DFI) can fund international the co-production of documentaries of any length, short fiction and transmedia films/projects that have a non-Danish delegate producer. There are three co-production submission deadlines per year.


The international coproduction ””The Islands and the Whales” directed by Mike Day are produced by Intrepid Cinema (UK) and Radiator Film (DK) with support from The Danish Film Institute (Still Photo: Mike Day)

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 DFI can fund 4-6 minor co-productions per year. The total annual budget, including co-productions, is 5.600.000 Euros in 2013. 

Requirements for applying:

  • The application must be submitted by a Danish production company
  • There must be Danish creative or technical participation in the production
  • A confirmed distribution deal for theatrical distribution in Denmark, national Danish broadcast or other approved distribution platform.

Selection process 

Applications must be addressed directly to one of the film commissioners. Evaluation and recommendation of each submission will be made by the individual film commissioner; in addition the projects will also be discussed by an editorial group consisting of the film commissioners and the head of unit and head of production. The purpose is to ensure that each project gets a creative evaluation as well as a sound financial and productional review. Whitin a month you will get response to your application.

Where to apply

The application form can be found on this page. Please note that applications can only be submitted by the Danish producer which is why forms are only available in Danish.





Application deadlines

1. March, 12:00 noon
15. August, 12:00 noon
1. November, 12:00 noon

Terms Documentary - 2016

Terms Documentary - 2012

Terms Short fiction - 2012


Claus Ladegaard 
Head of department

Phone +45 3374 3433

Ane Mandrup
Head of Unit
Cell +45 2027 7872 

Søren Tarp
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Helle Lilienfeldt
Project Coordinator
Phone: +45 33743529

Lone Hey,
Project Coordinator
Phone +45 3374 3531

Louise Haugstrup Jensen
Marketing Coordinator
Phone +45 3374 3425

Morten Udsen
Marketing Coordinator
Phone +45 3374 0555

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