The DFI's international activities

In a global context, the Danish Film Institute works to promote Danish films and to strengthen partnerships between Danish and international producers. Read about these efforts which are handled by the DFI's international department.

The Danish Film Institute's festival activities aim to promote the artistic and commercial dissemination of Danish films abroad. The international department works with producers and sales agents to create the greatest possible visibility for the films at festivals, markets and other film events.

Funds are awarded chiefly to festival distribution of films and series, but also to film-related activities supporting the films’ international presence, including shared Nordic stands and special film promotions.

The DFI works with embassies to give audiences abroad the opportunity to see a wide range of new Danish features, documentaries and children’s films. This is done via the annual Embassy Film Package, a curated series of films that the embassies can use to organise local film events. 

A central task of DFI's international efforts is supporting the participation of Danish production companies in international co-productions, particularly of features and documentaries. Funds are awarded via the DFI Minority Co-Production Scheme

The DFI houses the Danish office of Creative Europe, which advises Danish filmmakers on EU funding in the film and media sector. The DFI moreover participates in Eurimages, the European Council’s co-production fund in Strasbourg, and advises on opportunities for obtaining Eurimages support. 

The DFI puts a premium on strong Nordic and European collaboration, participating in networks like Scandinavian Films and European Film Promotion. At the film festivals in Berlin, Cannes and Toronto, the DFI shares a stand with the other Nordic film institutes, which may also include joint events and promotion.

Contact

Noemi Ferrer Schwenk

Noemi Ferrer Schwenk
Head of international
Tel. +45 5096 7411 
noemis@dfi.dk

Anne Marie Kürstein

Anne Marie Kürstein
Festival consultant, documentary films
Tel. +45 4041 4697
kurstein@dfi.dk

Christian Juhl-Lemche

Christian Juhl-Lemche
Festival Consultant, feature films
Tel. +45 2148 8522
christianjl@dfi.dk

Ene Katrine Rasmussen

Ene Katrine Rasmussen
Head of Office
Creative Europe Desk Denmark
Telefon: +45 2047 0290
ener@dfi.dk

Katrine Danielle Bjaarnø

Katrine Danielle Bjaarnø 
Project Officer
Creative Europe Desk Denmark
Telefon: +45 3374 3442
katrineb@dfi.dk

Lizette Gram Mygind

Lizette Gram Mygind
Festival Consultant, feature films
Telefon: +45 2484 3758
lizetteg@dfi.dk

Malene Vincent

Malene Vincent
Festivalkoordinator / Festival Coordinator
Telefon: +45 3374 0598
maleneiv@dfi.dk

Signe Egemose Agger

Signe Egemose Agger
Projektkoordinator / Project Coordinator
Telefon: +45 3374 3517
signea@dfi.dk