The Danish Film Institute supports films, safeguards them for posterity and invites the audience to new cinematic experiences at the Cinematheque.
At a glance
The Danish Film Institute (DFI) is Denmark's national agency for film and cinema culture, operating under the Ministry of Culture. We support the development, production and distribution of films and run the national archives.
The DFI Film House in the heart of Copenhagen provides a vibrant meeting place for filmbuffs and filmmakers alike with the Cinematheque and its three cinemas, a videotheque, restaurant and café, bookshop and a film lab for children, FILM-X.
What we do
The DFI allocates subsidies for the development, production and distribution of Danish films as well as international co-productions. Support programmes also extend to film education and international promotion at film festivals. The DFI includes a library, a stills and posters archive and a film archive. The DFI Film House is open to the public and houses the national Cinematheque.
What kind of films do we support
An important task of the DFI is to provide a framework for film funding which promotes diversity and risk-willingness in the industry. We do this by offering many gateways to production support, highlighting talent development and keeping a sharp eye on new digital platforms.
The DFI supports the production of 20-25 feature films and 25-30 documentary and short films every year. There are three kinds of support: the film commissioner scheme, the market scheme and the talent development scheme at New Danish Screen.
The DFI strongly encourages international partnerships and allows for 5-9 minor co-productions in feature film and 4-6 minor co-productions in documentary film per year.
A cornerstone of Danish film policy is to fund children and youth films to which 25 percent of all subsidies are allocated.