In January, we could report on the launch of the Copenhagen Film Fund where public and private partners in greater Copenhagen signed an agreement to establish a €4.7 million regional film fund.
On 8 May the fund was officially inaugurated when the newly appointed board of directors was presented at City Hall.
"The Copenhagen area has it all, we can do it all, but for many years we have thrown a lot of opportunities away because we have lacked that extra offering that makes the difference when film and TV productions are located," says the new chairman of the board Jørgen Ramskov who has a history in the industry and is currently CEO of the radio station Radio 24syv.
Copenhagen Film Fund aims to put the Danish capital on the movie map, attract foreign productions, keep Danish productions at home, and create jobs and growth. With €4.7 million over three years, the fund will support 10-15 projects: First and foremost major co-productions with a budget of €4 million, TV series and, in exceptional cases, ambitious documentaries.
Copenhagen Film Fund won't be fully operating until the fall when the board has appointed a CEO. But the fund will make its debut in the international film community at the Cannes festival where it will be presented for a group of invited guests and film professionals.