You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Denmark: Intensified focus on international biz

Location: Europe 2012 - Denmark

The Danish government’s support for the film biz for 2011-14 totals 2.1 billion krones ($374 million), with up to 50% devoted to development and production.

Last year saw the launch of the Film Policy Accord, whose aims include the creation of a more flexible support system, and the boosting of talent development and international co-production.

The Danish Film Institute has intensified its focus on the international biz with the creation of an international office, which aims to help forge cross-border partnerships.

The DFI continues to award subsidies to co-production, which helps build long-term international partnerships and develop skills within the local film industry. The application must be submitted by a Danish production company, and there must be Danish creative or technical participation in the production.

The pic has to have theatrical distribution in Denmark in place or be broadcast on national Danish television.

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

Leading Danish companies like Zentropa (“Melancholia”), Nimbus (“Superclasico”) and Nordisk Film (“Worlds Apart”) regularly make international co-productions, often in the English language, and smaller outfits are catching up too.

Funding for kids and youth films are a priority. Regional funds include FilmFyn, which has $2.1 million a year for feature film support, and West Danish Film Fund/Filmby Aarhus, which has $1.5 million.

Danish pics can also tap into the Nordisk Film and TV Fond.

Within Denmark, the main studio space is found at Nordisk Film Studios at Risby and Valby, Zentropa’s Filmbyen, which is a former military base and houses a range of film facilities, the Danish Film Studios, which lies to the north of Copenhagen, and a new studio Filmstation Vaerlose, which is a 25-minute drive from Copenhagen.

There are also two modern studios at Filmby Aarhus in Western Denmark.

Most of the facilities companies work across Nordic borders, with strong links with Sweden in particular.

Many Danish pics shoot at Sweden’s Trollhattan studios.

Return to Location: Europe 2012 >>

More Film

  • Relativity School

    Relativity School Changes Name to Studio School Los Angeles

    The Danish government’s support for the film biz for 2011-14 totals 2.1 billion krones ($374 million), with up to 50% devoted to development and production. Last year saw the launch of the Film Policy Accord, whose aims include the creation of a more flexible support system, and the boosting of talent development and international co-production. […]

  • Dynamo, Spiral Co-produce ‘Falco,’ Re-versioning German

    Dynamo and Spiral Co-Producing 'Falco,' Re-versioning Germany’s ‘The Last Cop’

    The Danish government’s support for the film biz for 2011-14 totals 2.1 billion krones ($374 million), with up to 50% devoted to development and production. Last year saw the launch of the Film Policy Accord, whose aims include the creation of a more flexible support system, and the boosting of talent development and international co-production. […]

  • Lizzy Caplan

    Lizzy Caplan Joining Channing Tatum in 'Gambit' (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Danish government’s support for the film biz for 2011-14 totals 2.1 billion krones ($374 million), with up to 50% devoted to development and production. Last year saw the launch of the Film Policy Accord, whose aims include the creation of a more flexible support system, and the boosting of talent development and international co-production. […]

  • Quentin Tarantino

    California Production Tax Credits to Go to Quentin Tarantino's New Movie

    The Danish government’s support for the film biz for 2011-14 totals 2.1 billion krones ($374 million), with up to 50% devoted to development and production. Last year saw the launch of the Film Policy Accord, whose aims include the creation of a more flexible support system, and the boosting of talent development and international co-production. […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rules Social Media Buzz Ahead of Premiere

    The Danish government’s support for the film biz for 2011-14 totals 2.1 billion krones ($374 million), with up to 50% devoted to development and production. Last year saw the launch of the Film Policy Accord, whose aims include the creation of a more flexible support system, and the boosting of talent development and international co-production. […]

  • Nick Nolte Walk of Fame Honor

    Nick Nolte Reflects on What Acting's Meant for Him Ahead of Walk of Fame Honor

    The Danish government’s support for the film biz for 2011-14 totals 2.1 billion krones ($374 million), with up to 50% devoted to development and production. Last year saw the launch of the Film Policy Accord, whose aims include the creation of a more flexible support system, and the boosting of talent development and international co-production. […]

  • The Post

    Oscars: Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Arrives With the Zeitgeist in Its Sights

    The Danish government’s support for the film biz for 2011-14 totals 2.1 billion krones ($374 million), with up to 50% devoted to development and production. Last year saw the launch of the Film Policy Accord, whose aims include the creation of a more flexible support system, and the boosting of talent development and international co-production. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content