Stories from Around Denmark


In preparation for the Film Agreement 2015-2018 the DFI held a session on regional support and talent across Denmark. The meeting was the fourth event in the series of debates for the film industry and other interested parties.

DFI proposed in the paper to Film Agreement 2015-2018, Films for the future , to the semi-professional talent enhanced through coordination of existing forces in a new separate unit to be set up in collaboration with film workshops, the involved municipalities and other stakeholders. DFI has also envisaged a revision of the Code about film production outside the Copenhagen area.

 The meeting in Aarhus Filmby had two themes: “Talent across Denmark” and “regional film funding and production.”

Despite differences of opinion between the parties currently involved in the development of talent, there was broad agreement that the development can be strengthened if cooperation is increased.

The debate on regional aid was lively and revealed significant differences in the optics between the corporate funds and Film Institute and the producer environment in the province and the Copenhagen filmmakers. The parties, however, could rally around a common desire more production resources to the Danish film and a desire for constructive dialogue.

The series of debates continues May 13 with the topic ” How do we strengthen the economy of the Danish documentary? “

Read more about upcoming public meetings, dates and panelists .

In October, Parliament must sign a film contract running until the end of 2018.

See also Film Institute’s proposal for movies Agreement 2015-2018: Films for the future .


via the Danish Film Institute

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.