The funding influence on film industry: a research of Danish Film Institute

Yizhuo Wang

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Danish films have gained a range of successful records in the international market, with film awards from Oscar, Cannes, and many other film festivals. Some film producers say the huge accomplishment is mainly because they have the money to do so. At same time, as a government arm length agency, the Danish Film Institute allocates subsidies for the development, production and distribution of Danish films. Does the money DFI give have an impact on the film supply and moreover the success of the film? What does this mean to Danish film production? This project will set research on Danish film’s supply and demand, DFI’ s decision making pattern and the transaction costs in film production. The theories from micro-economics and organization is applied, with a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, descriptive data and correlation analysis test the theory and the relation between these factors. At the end the findings show that DFI involves in the film supply as a significant finance source and it decides the direction of the supply of the Danish film; the Domestic Danish film market share looks greater than other European countries, the statistic data shows high concentration on commissioner film supply but does not prove the strong relation between DFI’s subsidy and the films’ commercial success.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato30 maj 2013
VejledereAl-Gailany Yasir


  • Danish Film