Danish independent film, or how to make films without public funding

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Studying independent film in Denmark is a new and interesting way to analyse power relations in Danish film productions. The sheer magnitude of Danish indiefilms is in itself a very convincing voice to be heard. Throughout the past almost two decades we have seen a developing challenge to the typical way of producing a film in Denmark. Small production companies shoot up everywhere. Some of them are very critical of the public Danish film funding system, while others attempt to build a career as a Danish film producer. One key inspiration for many of the directors in – what has now become known as – Danish independent film is the American director Robert Rodriguez and especially his book Rebel without a crew (1995). The book is a diary of his first successful feature film production El mariachi (1992) and, basically, here he outlines a very different do-it-yourself-method of film production. This DIY-culture has very much provided Danish film subcultures with a bible and an idol to look up to.
Publikationsdato15 nov. 2014
Antal sider7
StatusUdgivet - 15 nov. 2014
BegivenhedECREA 2014: 5th European Communication Conference - Central Congress Center, Lissabon, Portugal
Varighed: 12 nov. 201415 nov. 2014


KonferenceECREA 2014: 5th European Communication Conference
LokationCentral Congress Center


  • Danish film
  • independent cinema
  • cultural power relations


Is there such a thing as Danish independent film?

Hansen, K. T.


Projekter: ProjektForskning


Hansen, K. T. (2014). Danish independent film, or how to make films without public funding. Afhandling præsenteret på ECREA 2014: 5th European Communication Conference, Lissabon, Portugal.