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Denmark

Denmark is a small country consisting of a peninsula and an archipelago of 407 islands.

The country has hosted films including Tenet (2020), The Rain (2018–2020), The Danish Girl (2015), Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013), and Dancer In The Dark (2000).

In terms of agricultural film locations you can find barley, wheat, rye and oat fields.

Cost & Rebates

As with most wealthy western countries with a high standard of living, Denmark is a relatively expensive place to shoot. Denmark trades in the Euro.
Tax Incentives. Danish film funds are available for feature film and TV-series co-productions.

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When To Shoot

Denmark has a four-season climate with warm summers (June to September), colorful leaves in fall (October to November), dark frosty winters (December to March), and spring in full bloom (April to May). May to October are the best months to film for weather.

Visa Information

Denmark is a Schengen Area member state. US film crews can enter visa-free for stays of up to 90 days. Contact your closest Danish embassy or representative for more information.

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Cast, Crew & Equipment

Unions exist but they are not strong so rates are negotiable. Denmark has a good pool of local directors, directors of photography and stills photographers. Copenhagen has a good depth of internationally experienced key and supporting crews that speak fluent English. Denmark’s close proximity to other major European production centres allows easy access to those technical and creative crews should you ever need to look further. Most citizens are ethnically Danish with some multicultural looks also available. The overall population is small but additional talent can easily be sourced from larger surrounding European production centres.
Denmark has a good depth and standard of locally available camera, grip and lighting equipment. Specialised equipment including car kits and heli-mounts are available locally. Gear can be rented from Twentyfourseven, Filmgear and Kameraudlejningen. Some specialized equipment needs to be brought in from abroad such as the Russian Arm. Denmark is an ATA carnet member country.

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