National Festivals and Events

The film critics' award is named after two celebrated Danish actresses, Bodil Kjer og Bodil Ipsen.
From CPD:DOX, PIX and MIX to festivals for shorts and children's films. Get a quick view of festivals and film events in Denmark.

Bodil Awards

The Danish film critics' annual awards ceremony. Held since 1948 by the Film Critics Association. An independent event celebrating filmmakers, actors and film professionals. Also awards to non-Danish films. February-March


Danish and international children's cinema. A forum for filmmakers, educators and others with an interest in children's films. Managed by the organisation Copenhagen Film Festivals. From 2016 the festival merged with its sister festival CPH PIX and moved from its usual spot in September to new dates in October-November.  

Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival

Curated film programme aimed to promote a deeper conversation and a more tolerant society on the way. Takes place at the DFI Cinemateque in Gothersgade. February

Copenhagen TV Festival

Television festival organised by the Danish Producers' Association in collaboration with the main TV networks in Denmark. The festival culminates in the TV Awards show where the industry celebrates the best TV from the past year. August


Feature film festival, first edition in 2009. Managed by the organisation Copenhagen Film Festivals. From 2016 the festival merged with its sister festival, the children and youth fest BUSTER, and moved from its usual spot in April to new dates in October-November.   


Copenhagen's first international documentary film festival. Quality documentary films from all over the world. Managed by the organisation Copenhagen Film Festivals. From 2017, the festival takes place in March, having moved from its usual dates in late fall. No edition in 2016. 


Since 1986, the festival has screened short films, feature films and documentaries that seek to question and explore sexualities, affect the contemporary gender debate and reflect diversity in the world. September-October   

Odense International Film Festival

An independent short and documentary film festival in Odense with both an international and a national competition. August-September

Robert Awards

The Danish film industry's annual awards ceremony, held by the Danish Film Academy since 1982. Celebrates filmmakers, actors and film professionals with a series of awards, including for TV and non-Danish productions. February

Salaam Film & Dialogue 

Focus on issues related to the modern multicultural society. Short films, feature films and documentaries. 

Aarhus Film Festival

A film event in Denmark's second largest city, Aarhus, presenting awarded short and documentary films.  


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