From nurturing talent, preparing scripts, shooting film, marketing and selling tickets to delivering the final product – the thrill of anticipation in a darkened cinema as a new release begins: Egmont is there every step of the way.
We produce feature films with broad audience appeal such as The Reunion 2: The Funeral, Speed Walking and The Absent One. We also produce smaller, arthouse films for narrower audiences, our aim being to give talented film people and scriptwriters a platform from which to test their ideas and develop themselves professionally, and to develop the Danish film industry as a whole. Last year the Nordisk Film Foundation donated DKK 4.5 million to initiatives including its signature project Isbjørnens Forfattercamp (The Polar Bear Writing Camp) to support professional scriptwriters.
We have departments in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, but also collaborate with other European partners. Last year Nordisk Film was a co-producer of the epic The Grump in Finland and the Swedish film Bamse and the City of Thieves. Through its association with the international film company Lionsgate/Summit, Nordisk Film launched eight international titles last year, including The Hunger Games, in four Nordic countries. In 2015 films like April 9th and The Shamer's Daughter won critical acclaim and drew large cinema audiences.
Nordisk Film Cinemas is the leading cinema chain in Denmark and Norway. Every year we welcome approximately nine million guests to our 39 cinemas, 18 of them in Denmark. All our cinemas are equipped with state-of-the-art technology – for example, the first laser projector in Northern European has been installed in our newest cinema in the Fields shopping centre on Amager, Copenhagen. In addition, several of our cinemas can be transformed into stages or concert halls, and, in association with The Metropolitan Opera, we transmit live opera performances from New York. Our Imperial cinema, the largest in the Nordic region, frequently hosts gala premieres and award ceremonies – and in early 2016 we will be opening three new multiplexes in Aalborg, Køge and Frederikssund.
You can order and buy cinema tickets on our site kino.dk, where you can also read film reviews, watch trailers for upcoming films, connect with other film buffs and read the latest news from the film world. Nordisk Film owns the Nordic ticket distributor Venuepoint as well as billetlugen.dk, where you can buy tickets for concerts, theatre performances, theme parks and other events.
As well as producing films for the cinema, DVD and TV platforms, we also distribute and market films throughout the Nordics and distribute PlayStation in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
Egmont companies have been part of the cinematic landscape ever since the film industry began, producing landmark films that have become indelible parts of Danish film history – for example, the series of films about the small-time criminals The Olsen Gang and the TV series Matador.