Minor Coproduction Feature FIlms

"Birds of Passage" by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallegos. The film is produced by Ciudad Lunar Producciones / Blond Indian Films (Columbia) and Snowglobe (Denmark) with support from the Danish Film Institute. Photo: Mateo Contreras
The Danish Film Institute can support 5-9 minor co-productions in feature films per year. Read how to apply for funding and find terms, application deadlines and contact information.

The purpose for funding co-productions is to strengthen partnerships and creative exchange between Danish and international producers. DFI highly values the opportunities that co-production can provide for the Danish industry; international financing, cultural and business exchange and distribution; and therefore encourages these partnerships to be established.

The following films can be mentioned as examples of supported projects: Becoming Astrid (Pernille Fischer Christensen), Border (Ali Abbasi), Out Stealing Horses (Hans Petter Moland) and Birds of Passage (Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego).


DFI can fund 5-9 minor co-productions per year. The annual budget amounts to DKK 12m. 

  • 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 distribution deal for theatrical distribution in Denmark or broadcast on national Danish television.
  • The financing in the major co-producing country must be confirmed.

Selection process

  • Creative strength.
  • Creative and financial collaboration between the Danish company and its co-producer, including previous projects and future plans.
  • The level of creative and technical collaboration, the participation of Danish talent and crew and the overall Danish spend.
  • The nature of the distribution deal signed by the producer.

The DFI is able to allocate funding up to a maximum of 60 % of the Danish producer's share. 

How to apply

The application form can be found in the right-hand column. Please note that applications can only be submitted by the Danish producer which is why the application form is only available in Danish. An English translation can be found in the right column on this page.

Applications are submitted to the head of DFI's international department and are assessed by a panel consisting of commissioning editors, the Head of International and the Head of Film Support. 

Application deadlines

19 February at 12 noon
28 May at 12 noon
17 September at 12 noon

The official application form must be used when applying (see documents on this page)


Noemi Ferrer
International producer, Feature Films
Tel. +45 5096 7411 

Mailing address
Danish Film Institute
Gothersgade 55
1123 Copenhagen K