Using film in international projects

Youth & Film Uganda

Screenings in Lebanese camps and in East African villages, a talent lab in Palestine and much more – read about the DFI's international projects in cinema, talent development and education.

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Recognising that film is one of the most powerful tools for conveying complex cultural and humanist messages as well as co-creation, the Danish Film Institute (DFI) works with global partners to promote films for children and young people.

The DFI develops international projects, in strategic development, local content, cinema culture, talent development and film education, teaming up with partners i.e. in the Middle East and Africa. 

While offering collaborators well-established experiences in film production, distribution and film education, the DFI on the other hand seeks inspiration for the film industry and the cultural diversity within the many activities for children and teens in Denmark.

Initiating projects with local partners, the DFI’s role typically involves contributing film expertise, know-how and facilitating partnerships and contacts to Danish and other film professionals. Besides long term partnerships DFI is also engaged in a number of short term activities with global key players, such as master classes, strategic advice, lectures and panel discussions etc.

Partners and collaborators include a wide range of state and private organisations, such as film bodies, festivals, cultural centres, embassies, companies, NGO’s and individual film professionals.

The DFI has very limited funding for this kind of activities. Normally DFI is involved, in a few programmes, through our expertise, strategic knowhow, films and engagement in international exchange and co-operation.