Danish film

Denmark is a country with a rich history of film. Nordic Film located just outside Copenhagen is the world's oldest existing film company established in 1906 over a hundred years ago. And the longstanding film tradition has continued. In the '90s with the new cinema movement "Dogme" and in recent years with world class directors like Lars von Trier (Nymphomaniac), Susanne Bier  (In a Better World) and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) competing at the Oscars. Also Danish actors like Mads Mikkelsen and Ulrich Thomsen are breaking through in Hollywood on TV and on the silver screen.
Become a Danish film fan – and get to know Denmark at the movies.

Film festivals and awards

There is a worldwide attention to Danish and Nordic films. 

The history of Danish film is long and star-studded. With several Oscar wins for Best Foreign Language Movie the quest for the golden statues has become a national pride. 


Denmark has spawned many great, internationally respected film directors. Some are brilliant, some are controversial and brilliant. See VisitDenmark's quick guide to Danish film directors.

A Royal Affair, Melancholia, In A Better World - Denmark has brought many award-winning films into the world. See the best of them here!

More than film

If you want to delve deeper into Danish film, there's plenty of things to do and see.

Why not take a guided walk through Copenhagen tracing the footsteps of A Royal Affair?

Or marvel at the latest IMAX films at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium?

Denmark also has a number of film festivals each year showcasing the best Danish and foreign blockbusters and independent movies.

Denmark is a film-loving nation, and of course Denmark has its own selecetion of film festivals. Covering every niche from kids' movies to blockbusters to independent films, be sure to check out one of the many great Danish festivals dedicated to the moving image.

Get a sneak peek

Watch the trailers for the films The Hunt and In A Better World.

Denmark has several award-winning films starring fantastic actors and actresses directed by sucessful directors.

Get a sneak peek of some of the internationally-known films.


The Hunt starring Mads Mikkelsen

In a Better World by Susanne Bier