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Articles, interviews, news, analysis on the Danish audiovisual sector.

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Country profile: Denmark

Country profile: Denmark

27 December 2020

National film agencies from Estonia, Ireland, Spain and the Nordics launch the European Writers’ Club initiative

Série Series 2022

National film agencies from Estonia, Ireland, Spain and the Nordics launch the European Writers’ Club initiative

Backed by the EU and launched at this year’s Série Series, the effort aims to increase collaboration on high-end series projects across the continent  

07 July 2022

Cineuropa asks the experts: “Why is piracy increasing in the Nordic countries?”

Industry / Market - Sweden/Denmark/Finland/Norway

Cineuropa asks the experts: “Why is piracy increasing in the Nordic countries?”

According to the latest figures published by Mediavision, 17% of all people aged 15-74 in the region illegally streamed or downloaded films and TV episodes last month  

28 June 2022

Studiocanal seals a film output deal with Scanbox Entertainment

Industry / Market - France/Finland/Denmark/Norway/Sweden/Iceland

Studiocanal seals a film output deal with Scanbox Entertainment

The agreement will see Studiocanal’s slate of movies released in the Nordic countries, including the likes of Cédric Klapisch’s Rise and Eric Lartigau’s This One Summer  

23 June 2022

Denmark approves a 6% levy on streaming services, sparks debate and chaos among the industry

Industry / Market - Denmark

Denmark approves a 6% levy on streaming services, sparks debate and chaos among the industry

Cineuropa caught up with Viaplay reps and the Danish Producers’ Association to get their insights into the divisive provision recently approved by the Danish government  

16 June 2022

REinvent International Sales is ready to scare Cannes senseless with Dark Windows

Cannes 2022 – Marché du Film

REinvent International Sales is ready to scare Cannes senseless with Dark Windows

The Copenhagen-based company is bringing a varied selection of projects to France, from horror movies to Erik Poppe’s The Emigrants  

18 May 2022

TrustNordisk boasts an ambitious line-up for this year’s Marché du Film

Cannes 2022 – Marché du Film

TrustNordisk boasts an ambitious line-up for this year’s Marché du Film

The Danish sales agent is bringing a total of 16 new titles to the Croisette, including three drama series and 13 features  

10 May 2022

The UK's BritBox set to launch in Scandinavia on 28 April

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Sweden/Norway/Finland/Denmark/UK

The UK's BritBox set to launch in Scandinavia on 28 April

The streaming service’s rich slate of audiovisual productions will include Britbox Originals, exclusive new series and TV classics  

25 April 2022

REPORT: CPH:DOX Forum 2022

CPH:DOX 2022 - CPH:DOX Industry

REPORT: CPH:DOX Forum 2022

We profile ten outstanding projects presented at last week's CPH:DOX Forum and Works in Progress  

05 April 2022

The Last Nomads wins at CPH:FORUM

CPH:DOX 2022 – CPH:DOX Industry

The Last Nomads wins at CPH:FORUM

The project by Biljana Tutorov and Petar Glomazić has received the Eurimages Co-production Development Award in Copenhagen  

01 April 2022

Viaplay and NBCUniversal Global Distribution ink a multi-year content deal

Industry / Market - Sweden/Finland/Denmark/ Norway/Iceland/Netherlands/Poland/USA

Viaplay and NBCUniversal Global Distribution ink a multi-year content deal

The new partnership, covering more than 400 titles, will make Viaplay the exclusive streaming home of DreamWorks Animation series in all five Nordic countries, the Netherlands and Poland  

24 February 2022

CPH:FORUM reveals the selection for its 2022 edition

CPH:DOX 2022 – CPH:DOX Industry

CPH:FORUM reveals the selection for its 2022 edition

A total of 30 projects and six Nordic works in progress have been selected for the industry event, which will run physically in Copenhagen  

11 February 2022

TrustNordisk revs its engines for this year’s European Film Market

Berlinale 2022 - EFM

TrustNordisk revs its engines for this year’s European Film Market

The Danish sales agent will present its rich slate, including features such as Speak No Evil as well as some much-anticipated series such as Lars von Trier’s The Kingdom Exodus  

07 February 2022

The Nordisk Film and TV Fond asks, “What future awaits Nordic features?”

Industry / Market - Finland/Denmark/Norway/Sweden/Iceland

The Nordisk Film and TV Fond asks, “What future awaits Nordic features?”

The debate covered several key topics, including content, production volumes, and flexible funding models and distribution windows  

01 February 2022

HBO enjoys major growth in the Nordics and adds over 635,000 subscribing households following Max launch

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Sweden/Denmark/Finland/Norway/USA

HBO enjoys major growth in the Nordics and adds over 635,000 subscribing households following Max launch

The new figures disclosed by Mediavision show that the streaming giant is now back in the region’s top three, with an average household penetration of just below 20%  

17 January 2022

Industry experts analyse the opportunities and the challenges brought about by the surge in VoD services in the Nordic countries

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Sweden/Norway/Denmark/Finland

Industry experts analyse the opportunities and the challenges brought about by the surge in VoD services in the Nordic countries

The NAGRA Kudelski webinar saw five panellists discussing audience engagement strategies, growth drivers, consumption trends and marketing content within the regional and international context  

02 December 2021

NENT Group sells 12 production labels to Fremantle

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Denmark/Finland/Norway/Sweden/USA

NENT Group sells 12 production labels to Fremantle

The agreement covers one studio based in Denmark, three in Finland, six in Norway and two in Sweden  

04 October 2021

CPH:DOX to launch its Big Digital Live Platform

CPH:DOX 2021

CPH:DOX to launch its Big Digital Live Platform

David Byrne, Seyran Ates and Marina Abramovic are among the participants in the digital events; the festival is preparing a programme for the opening of Danish cinemas on 6 May  

26 March 2021

CPH:FORUM reveals the projects selected for its online 2021 edition

CPH:DOX 2021 – CPH:DOX Industry

CPH:FORUM reveals the projects selected for its online 2021 edition

The line-up includes new films by Lech Kowalski, Lucy Walker, Mads Brügger, Jørgen Leth, Alisa Kovalenko, Sophie Fiennes, Radu Ciorniciuc, Margreth Olin and Eugene Jarecki  

10 March 2021

Short-film and documentary platform FILMPIXS to launch on 17 February

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Denmark

Short-film and documentary platform FILMPIXS to launch on 17 February

The portal is set to “feature international, award-winning arthouse content that inspires social change”  

12 February 2021

Against all odds, 2020 turned out to be a great year for Danish films

Box Office - Denmark

Against all odds, 2020 turned out to be a great year for Danish films

Despite the coronavirus crisis, the Nordic country’s box office recorded an historic 50.4% domestic market share, driven mainly by the Zentropa titles Another Round and Riders of Justice  

26 January 2021

The Danish Ministry of Culture sets aside €12 million to support the country’s audiovisual sector

Industry / Market - Denmark

The Danish Ministry of Culture sets aside €12 million to support the country’s audiovisual sector

Last week, broad political agreement was reached to rescue Denmark’s audiovisual sector and national broadcaster DR in these difficult times  

17 November 2020

EXCLUSIVE: LevelK boards Belgian title SpaceBoy

Industry / Market - Belgium/Denmark

EXCLUSIVE: LevelK boards Belgian title SpaceBoy

The Danish international sales outfit has acquired world sales rights, excluding Benelux, for Olivier Pairoux’s family adventure film inspired by the antics of one Joseph Kittinger  

08 October 2020

Another Round is a hit at the Danish box office

Box Office - Denmark

Another Round is a hit at the Danish box office

In these difficult times, Thomas Vinterberg’s film has achieved a remarkable result, enjoying the best opening weekend for a local film in the drama genre in seven years and selling 102,366 tickets  

02 October 2020

Review: Falling

San Sebastián 2020 – Donostia Award Screenings

Review: Falling

Viggo Mortensen's directorial debut is being feted at San Sebastián, where the actor-director is receiving a Donostia Award for Lifetime Achievement  

18 September 2020

Long live the “Fresh Flesh” at the Marché du Film

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Long live the “Fresh Flesh” at the Marché du Film

CANNES 2020: Forget Nordic noir – for the rising genre filmmakers from the North, it’s all about folklore these days  

26 June 2020

Scandinavian Films’ first webinar explores new shooting strategies in the time of COVID-19

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Scandinavian Films’ first webinar explores new shooting strategies in the time of COVID-19

CANNES 2020: The Marché du Film webinar, entitled “Pandemic Production: Lessons Learned in the Nordics”, saw the participation of four filmmakers from the region  

26 June 2020

LevelK gears up to present its latest slate at Cannes

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

LevelK gears up to present its latest slate at Cannes

The Danish firm will be selling a highly varied selection, ranging from genre films to biopic dramas and documentaries from various countries  

15 June 2020

TrustNordisk brings Another Round to Cannes

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

TrustNordisk brings Another Round to Cannes

The Danish firm has secured a spot in the Cannes Official Selection with Thomas Vinterberg’s latest film, while 16 more movies and projects will be sure to delight professionals at the Marché du Film  

12 June 2020

The Pop Up Film Residency expands to Northern Europe

Industry / Market - France/Denmark/Lithuania

The Pop Up Film Residency expands to Northern Europe

Four new hosts from the Nordic countries and the Baltics are joining the film residency network and are raring to welcome the new participants  

13 May 2020

Sweden and Denmark to resume shooting while adhering to new rules

Industry / Market - Sweden/Denmark

Sweden and Denmark to resume shooting while adhering to new rules

The new rulebook, compiled by production company Hobby Film, offers an insight into life on set in the wake of COVID-19  

23 April 2020

Despite the lockdown, it’s “business as unusual” at CPH:FORUM

CPH:DOX 2020 - CPH:DOX Industry

Despite the lockdown, it’s “business as unusual” at CPH:FORUM

The industry part of CPH:DOX opened with an online discussion providing an overview of COVID-19’s impact on the documentary film industry  

25 March 2020

TrustNordisk comes bearing Hope to Berlin

Berlinale 2020 – EFM

TrustNordisk comes bearing Hope to Berlin

The Danish firm is presenting Maria Sødahl’s autobiographical drama in Panorama and Monty and the Street Party in Generation Kplus, along with various titles getting market screenings  

18 February 2020

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