Minor Coproductions Feature Films

The Danish Film Institute can fund international feature film co-productions that have a non-Danish delegate producer.

BORG_PriorityStill_foto Julie Vrabelova

"Borg vs McEnroe" by Janus Metz. The film is produced by SF Studios Produktion AB (Sweden) and SF Studios Production ApS (Denmark) with support from the Danish Film Institute. (Still photo: Julie Vrabelová)

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), The Square (Ruben Östlund), The Rams (Grímur Hákonarson), The Untamed (Amat Escalante), Borg vs McEnroe (Janus Metz), and 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.

Selection process

  • 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. 


Application deadlines

27. February - 12 noon
29. May - 12 noon
18. September - 12 noon

Application form (English translation - the Danish version must be used when applying)

Terms for support for feature films - valid from 1. July 2016

Terms for support for feature films - valid 2012-2016


Noemi Ferrer,  
International producer 
Feature Films

Cell: +45 5096 7411 
Email: noemis@dfi.dk  

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