The Danish Film Institute can award subsidies to the co-production of feature films and short and documentary films that have a non-Danish delegate producer.
The purpose of subsidizing co-productions is to strengthen partnerships between Danish and international producers and to develop skills in the Danish film industry. Furthermore, the Danish Film Institute wishes to support the films' prospects of raising international financing and "travelling" across borders.
Short & documentary films
The DFI unit for production and development support Danish producers in their participation of minor coproductions, i.e. films with a foreign country of origin.
The Danish Film Institute can award minor coproduction subsidies to 4-6 films per year.
Requirements for applying for subsidies are:
- The application must be submitted by a Danish production company
- There must be Danish creative or technical participation in the production
- A distribution deal must have been made for theatrical distribution in Denmark or broadcast on national Danish television
Applications must be addressed to one of the film commissioners. Assessment as to which films are to be recommended for coproduction support will be made by the individual film commissioner, although the projects will be evaluated in comparison with each other and in concert with the other film commissioners, their producers and the head of the Production & Development department.
The purpose of the procedure is to ensure a diversity of projects. The film commissioner assesses the project's artistic qualities. Also evaluated is the creative and financial collaboration between the Danish and international producer, including previous collaborations and future plans, the Danish share of the creative and technical collaboration and the project's distribution potential.
How to apply
Please note that applications can only be submitted by Danish producers at Danish production companies. Application forms are for this reason only in Danish. The application form can be found on the following link.Please address your application to one of the film commissioners for short and documentary films:
Dorte Høegh Brask (children and youth films)
Deadline for application 2013:
Friday 22. Februrary, 12:00 noon
Friday 17. May, 12:00 noon
Friday 25. October, 12:00 noon