Annonce
Annonce
Annonce
News in english

DK Film Institute: No subsidy for coloured cast

A film with a non-ethnic-Danish cast is not saleable outside the capital and so gets no subsidy.

Gem til liste

The Danish Film Institute, which hands out millions in state subsidies to new Danish film projects, has declined to support a children’s film because members of the cast were non-Danish.

In declining to support the children’s film “MGP Mission” the Institute wrote on October 6, 2011 that it found the film was both “well-intentioned and sympathetic”, according to Information which has obtained a copy of the letter.

But the Institute goes on to say that it does not see ‘enough potential in reaching a broader family segment’ adding: “Further, a film with a cast composed of people of a non-Danish ethnic background has shown itself not to be particularly saleable in the provinces”.

“For us in Copenhagen it is natural to describe a multi-ethnic/cultural environment, but in the provinces it is unfortunately not,” the Institute says in rejecting support to the film.

Neither the director and producer of ASA Film Henrik Møller-Sørensen, nor Director Martin Miehe-Renard have wanted to comment on the rejection.

“I can only say that we believe in the story and feel it is so good that it does not matter what colour skin the actors have. It is a musical film that targets both children and adults and we believe it has a wide target group,” Møller-Sørensen tells Information.

The Danish Film Institute Director of Production and Development Claus Ladegaard admits that the wording in the letter is “very, very unfortunate”.

“It is not a legitimate reason, nor do I think that it is a proper one and I am sorry that it has appeared in a rejection letter at all,” Ladegaard says.

FACEBOOK – Follow Politiken’s News in English

PolitikenPlus
  • Digitalt stegetermometer Funktionelt stegetermometer i flot design i stål og BPA-fri plast og med ekstra hurtigt visning af temperatur (4-10 sek.) på LCD displayet. Kan måle temperaturer mellem -45 og +200°C.

    Pluspris 199 kr. Alm. pris 249 kr. Køb
  • Isflager Man kan næsten høre det. Hvordan de klirrer mod hinanden, isflagerne. Og mærke kulden.

    Pluspris 800 kr. Alm. pris 920 kr. Køb
  • Julepynt Unik og anderledes julepynt

    Pluspris 25 kr. Alm. pris 30 kr. Køb
  • Kunstner Arne Ungermann Dansk Plakatkunst relancerer og genudgiver de bedste danske plakater fra 1900-1965. Her finder du plakatkunstens perler - skønne motiver, der stadig har et moderne grafisk udtryk.

    Pluspris 1.100 kr. Alm. pris 1.295 kr. Køb
  • Mandolin Mandolin fra Microplane med to skær og justerbart skær så du kan skære grøntsager i papirtynde skiver eller ensartede ?sticks?, afhængigt af hvad du skal bruge dem til.

    Pluspris 249 kr. Alm. pris 299 kr. Køb