About The Fund




Copen­hagen and its sur­round­ing area have every­thing that is needed to become a Euro­pean film cap­i­tal; a beau­ti­ful and diverse set­ting, a film busi­ness with world class tech­ni­cians and facil­i­ties, a strong infra­struc­ture, a high level of ser­vice, and right now some of the best direc­tors, screen­writ­ers and direc­tors of pho­tog­ra­phy in the world. All this needs to be made use of.

For this rea­son, the Copen­hagen Film Fund was founded in 2013, as a result of an ini­tia­tive from the Pro­duc­ers Asso­ci­a­tion and a col­lab­o­ra­tion between what were then eight Copen­hagen Munic­i­pal­i­ties, the Cap­i­tal Region, and a num­ber of players work­ing in the film busi­ness. The budget for the initial three years was € 4.7 Mio., entering 2016 with € 3 Mio and in 2017 the Fund was granted € 2.1 Mio. to invest in larger Danish and international film and TV productions.

The Copen­hagen Film Fund’s focal point is not just the Copen­hagen area, but the whole Cap­i­tal Region, and more munic­i­pal­i­ties are sign­ing up. The Fund’s prime purpose is to invest in inter­na­tional and Dan­ish film and TV pro­duc­tions, to be pro­duced in our mem­ber munic­i­pal­i­ties, and dis­trib­uted both nation­ally and internationally.

Our money is allot­ted as invest­ment cap­i­tal. It is our task to cre­ate growth and jobs in the film busi­ness and its ancil­lary busi­nesses, with the obvi­ous and com­mend­able ben­e­fit of pro­mot­ing Copen­hagen and Dan­ish Film Pro­duc­tion in the rest of the world.

We invest pri­mar­ily in inter­na­tional pro­duc­tions of high artis­tic merit with Dan­ish co-producers, but Dan­ish projects with inter­na­tional dis­tri­b­u­tion in place can also qual­ify. Our focus is on pro­duc­tions shot within the region.

We look for­ward to hear­ing from you!