The purpose of funding co-productions is to strengthen partnerships and creative exchange between Danish and international producers. The DFI highly values the opportunities that co-production can provide for the Danish industry, including international financing, cultural and business exchange as well as distribution, and therefore encourages these partnerships to be established.
The DFI can fund 4-6 minor documentary or short fiction co-productions per year with a total annual budget of 335,750 euros (2.5m kroner).
Requirements for applying:
- The application must be submitted by a Danish production company.
- There must be Danish creative or technical participation in the production.
- There must be a confirmed deal for theatrical distribution in Denmark, for Danish broadcast or for other national distribution, e.g. digital, aimed at a Danish audience.
- The international majority producer must be able to present agreements that confirm national funding, since the Danish co-production funding is given as top financing.
Applications must be addressed directly to one of the three film commissioners. Together with the DFI producers and the DFI Head of Documentaries they will evaluate the application. The evaluation is based on the following aspects:
- artistic qualities
- the creative and financial collaboration between the Danish and international producer, including previous collaborations and future plans
- the Danish share of the creative and technical collaboration
- the distribution potential
You will receive our response to your application within a month from submission deadline. In the event that your project is not chosen for co-production support, you can resubmit the same project only if the DFI assesses that it has undergone substantial changes.
How to apply
Only the project's Danish producer can apply, which is why the application form is available in Danish. You can find the form ('Ansøgningsskema') on the Danish page for minor co-productions.