The Minister of Culture and a broad majority in the Danish Parliament have made an agreement to aid the beleaguered TV and film industry in the wake of the corona crisis.
The agreement calls for allocating a EUR 12m surplus of TV licence fee revenues to national broadcaster DR, the Danish Film Institute and the regional film funds, as well as to Danish production companies that have incurred losses on productions made without public film funding.
CEO of the Danish Film Institute Claus Ladegaard says:
"We are delighted about the additional millions to Danish film. It now looks like the industry will emerge reasonably unscathed from the health crisis. Productions that were forced to shut down in the spring have been completed with supplementary funding from the Danish Film Institute. And thanks to the additional allocation we will not have to cut funding for upcoming film projects. At the moment, audiences are eager to see local films at the cinema, testifying to the demand for stories told through the lens of Danish filmmakers."