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Funding bodies

Fund Goal

The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including...

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To promote film and TV productions of high quality in the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden)

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To encourage co-operation between professionals working in different countries by providing financial support to European co-productions.

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The Danish Film Institute (Det Danske Filminstitut - DFI) is Denmark's national agency for film and cinema culture. It supports the development, production and distribution of films and run the national archives. DFI allocates subsidies for the development, production and distribution of Danish films...

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The West Danish Film Fund (DVF) supports film production with the intention of strengthening the film industry in the region.

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Established in June 2013, Copenhagen Film Fund (CPHFF) aims to attract film and TV productions to the member municipalities of the Fund, the objective being to create growth and employment in the film industry and related sectors in the region, as well as to brand the Fund’s member municipalities...

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FilmFyn is located in the center of Denmark and manages an annual budget of EUR 2.0 million, which is invested in feature films and television series shot on location or post produced in the area. The fund primarily gives support to feature films, but any film with investment potential will be considered,...

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Regulation

For a short stay (up to 3 months) visas are not required for the citizens of the following countries: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-HerzegovinaBrazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (FYROM), Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Marianas, Norway, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan , Timor-Leste, Tonga , Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Venezuela.
For more details please consult: http://um.dk/en/travel-and-residence/danish-visa-rules

EC and EEA nationals do not need a work permit. If they stay in Denmark for more than 3 months, these nationals can get an EC/EEA residence certificate. Citizens of the Nordic countries do not need a permit to work and live in Denmark. Applications for visas (stays of less than 3 months), residence permits (stays of more than 3 months) or work permits have to be submitted to a Danish mission abroad.

A permit must normally be obtained from the location owner or public authority for all types of film or photo shoots on location in Denmark. The cost of a permit varies according to the location, as well as the nature and size of the production. It recommended to work with a local location manager and a production company. It may at times be hard to get access to certain frequently used locations in Copenhagen. If that is the case, Film Commissions are able to help you with authorities or to suggest you viable alternate locations.

Denmark accepts and recommends ATA Carnet for the importation of goods for film production. It allows the temporary importation of goods without the need of making deposit/guarantee or submitting any Customs Declaration. For more information : www.iccwbo.org/ata/id2965/index.html

Standard VAT rate in Denmark is 25%.

Copyright is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture. The Act specifies and defines the mutual rights and obligations of the author, producer and user. The Danish artists' rights protection represents the "droit d'auteur" tradition, which asserts the authors' and performers' economic and moral interests. According to Danish and Nordic tradition, copyright laws must primarily protect the rights of the creator and, ideally, serve as the undisputed guarantor of aesthetic freedom and financial revenue to the artists. Under the Danish Copyright Act, the originator of a literary or artistic work holds copyright for that work. Examples of protected works are literature, music, theatre, film, the visual arts – including photography, architecture, decorative arts – and computer programmes. It is the expression of the work which is protected – that is to say, the work's singular design or presentation. Copyright applies from the moment of creation of the work. Thus, protection does not depend on any kind of registration. The copyright runs for 70 years following the death of the copyright holder. Ref:http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/details.jsp?id=7394  

Corporate tax rate is 30% but business expenses and depreciation are deductible. Denmark has a special tax regime for expatriates. Foreigners working in Denmark benefit from the Danish welfare system. If you are a key employee or a researcher, you may also benefit from the favorable 25% tax scheme. Expatriates working in the country up to five years are taxed at a flat rate of 25% for the first three years.

Film Commissions

Aarhus

The Den Vestdanske Filmpulje covers municipalities of Hjørring, Frederikshavn, Holstebro, Viborg and Århus. It supports film, television and multimedia production, with an emphasis on fiction films and TV, to promote the local film and television environment in member municipalities.

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Copenhagen

Film Greater Copenhagen and Southern Sweden Film Commission replace the Oresund Film Commission. They will in the future serve and assist foreign film productions that want to place activities respectively on Zealand and in southern Sweden. Film Greater Copenhagen will draw on Oresund Film Commission’s...

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Faaborg

FilmFyn is a regional fund also working as a regional Film Commission, covering the South Funen region in the very heart of Denmark. We comprise of a small, efficient, personal and creative film office with strong local support. We have a strong track record with more than 50 productions shot in...

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