The Danish Film Institute is the national agency for funding and promoting Danish film and cinema culture.

The Danish Film Institute is the national agency supporting and encouraging Danish film and cinema culture.

We support the development, production and distribution of Danish films and offer funding for international co-productions.

Support programmes extend to digital games, film education and promotion at international film festivals. A minimum of 25 percent of all subsidies are earmarked for children and youth films.

Situated in central Copenhagen, the Danish Film Institute houses the national Cinematheque and also includes a library and a film studio for children to explore the craft of filmmaking.

We manage the stills, posters and film archives and run the streaming sites filmcentralen.dk for teaching, stumfilm.dk for watching silent films, danmarkpaafilm.dk for exploring historical documentary films and clips, and the carlthdreyer.dk site celebrating Danish auteur Carl Theodor Dreyer.

The Danish Film Institute operates under the Ministry of Culture in accordance with the Film Act of 1997.


Find more on the Danish Film Institute's efforts to enhance diversity in Danish cinema.

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