New Danish Screen

New Danish Screen mentors and supports emerging film talents and supports innovative projects of fiction, documentary and trans-media.

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Gustav Möller's first feature "The Guilty" (2018), about an alarm dispatcher taking a call from a kidnapped woman, is funded through New Danish Screen. Photo: Nikolaj Møller

New Danish Screen aims to strengthen talent development to ensure that Danish cinema retains its originality, diversity and dynamics. 

Through the support scheme, new generations of filmmakers are given the opportunity to push their limits and create new experiences for the audience – at the cinema as well as on television and other digital platforms.

New Danish Screen is aimed at talents working on a professional level as well as less experienced filmmakers. What counts is enabling the talents to develop their skills and test out new ideas and maybe change course from their past productions. One of the key ideas of the support scheme is to make use of the energy and creativity of the filmmakers themselves, rather than steering them in specific directions.

New Danish Screen primarily provides support for the development and production of long formats within fiction, documentary and trans-media.

New Danish Screen is founded on a partnership between the national broadcasters DR and TV 2 and the Danish Film Institute. The scheme is allocated an annual fund of 4.3m euros.

Read full text Terms for support to New Danish Screen

Organisation and staff


Feature films funded by New Danish Screen / A selection

2016 & 2017

The Charmer by Milad Alami / San Sebastian FF (Fedeora Prize), Warsaw FF (Main prize, Competition 1-2), Chicago FF (Silver Hugo)
Winter Brothers by Hlynur Pálmason / Locarno Festival (Best Actor), CPH PIX (New Talent Grand Pix)
A Horrible Woman by Christian Tafdrup / Warsaw FF
Next Door Spy by Karla Bengtson / Amsterdam Cinekid, Chicago Children's FF
37 by Puk Grasten / Göteborg FF, Moscow FF (Best Director)

Upcoming 2018

The Guilty
 by Gustav Möller
Cutterhead by Rasmus Kloster Bro
C4 by Kasper Skovsbøl
Neon Heart by Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Sticks & Stones by Martin Skovbjerg Jensen

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Mette Damgaard-Sørensen
Artistic Director
Phone +45 2012 0469



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