FINANCING Danish animation
The danish film institute
The Danish Film Institute (DFI) is a nationwide film fund that supports international co-production of shorts, features, and documentary films. For feature fiction and feature animation films, there are four annual deadlines, and for short and documentary films there are three. The Danish Film Institute may support 5-9 minor feature co-productions. Features are typically subsidised with grants of up to 400,000 euros. The overall budget for minor features is 1.6 million euros per year. The overall budget for short and documentary films is 335,000 euros per year.
Den vestdanske filmpulje
Den Vestdanske Filmpulje is a regional fund supporting productions of artistic quality, that promote and help the development of production environments in the area of West Denmark. There are four annual deadlines for feature films, documentary films, short films, and TV series. Be aware that they rarely support launching, distribution, marketing, festival distribution, and music video production.
FilmFyn is a regional fund covering the area of Fyn (Funen) in the very heart of Denmark. Their goal is to create local growth, increased visibility, and cultural pride revolving around film and television series. FilmFyn aims to support the development and production of Danish feature films, animation, short- and documentary films, and TV series to support the production of high artistic and pop-cultural quality with a relevant Funen storytelling or with a relevant production dimension. They mainly grant manuscript and development support as well as production support.
Copenhagen film fund
Copenhagen Film Fund is a regional fund. Its 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 the member municipalities, and distributed both nationally and internationally.
Nordisk film and tv fond
Nordisk Film and TV Fond supports the production of feature films, feature-length documentaries, TV series, and distribution. To be eligible for funding, the delegate producer needs to be based in one of the Nordic countries. There are no specific application dates to apply for funding from Nordisk Film and TV Fond. The fund will prioritize projects that have children and youth as their main target groups.
Eurimage is the cultural support fund of the Council of Europe that encourages co-operation between professionals established in different countries. In addition to the national funding schemes, the Nordic region shares two extra-national production funds. Collaboration with the Nordics also qualifies for support from Eurimage. Eurimages promotes independent filmmaking by providing financial support to feature-length films, animation, and documentary films of a minimum length of 70 minutes.