Producer Rights Denmark’s support fund Collective funds is a fund to which anyone in the TV and film industry can apply. The fund receives its revenue from Copydan KulturPlus on behalf of TV and film producers as compensation for the lawful copying of content for private use in Denmark. Under Danish law, two-thirds of the revenue is distributed individually to Danish and foreign producers that have supplied productions to Danish TV stations, and the remaining third is distributed collectively. The individual distribution of funds is handled through the business area Blank media, while the support fund Collective funds handles the collective distribution.
Objective of the fund
The objective of the support fund Collective funds is to promote film and TV as cultural media, both nationally and internationally. Support is granted to projects that preserve, develop and benefit the film medium and the TV and film industry that produces moving images (film, TV and similar).
Who can apply for support
Anyone in the TV and film industry can apply for support, regardless of nationality and membership.
The applications must relate to industry-relevant initiatives that can promote film and TV as cultural media, both in Denmark and abroad. Danish film and TV are the focus of support.
- Master classes
- Project support
- Participation in international TV and film events and similar.
- Study grants for courses/educational stays abroad (individual)
- Support for developing and completing industry-relevant educational programmes (institutions)
Educational support is primarily targeted at educational programmes for producers and executive producers.
Support is not granted for production purposes, including development and distribution, and applications for general operations support must also expect to be turned down.
Support may be granted in the form of deficit guarantee.
We are developing a new online application system and during this period are accordingly only accepting e-mail applications. Please write to email@example.com if you would like us to send the application form for the collective funds.
Application deadline and reply
Application deadline 1 May
Applications are considered once a year by a board committee under PRD. Applications received before 1 May are considered by the committee in May. We receive applications on an ongoing basis.
Replies to applications
Applicants can expect a reply to their applications in the first week of June. A written reply will be sent to the e-mail address provided in the application.
Consideration of applications
All applications will be considered.
The board committee assesses which applications to accept and the amount to be granted. To the widest extent possible, the committee seeks to consider all producer groups and strives to ensure that a portion of the funds is used to strengthen Danish/American cultural activities and relations.
The board committee:
- Klaus Hansen, FilmFyn (formerly of the Danish Producers’ Association)
- Mads K. Jørgensen, Nordisk Film A/S
- Søren E. Jakobsen, SEJ Consult
The committee typically attaches weight to:
- A clearly formulated project aim
- A realistic budget and time schedule
- A project that is not a purely commercial undertaking
- A well-reasoned application describing how the project will promote film as a cultural medium and/or benefit the film industry
Applicants will be notified about refusals as quickly as possible. Grounds for the refusal will not normally be given.
Requirements and criteria
Support will be distributed on the basis of written applications to PRD.
The application must contain:
- A project description accounting for the purpose of support
- A time schedule
- A budget
- A CV (for applications for individual support for studies, etc)
- Information about support funding applied for or received from other bodies
- Information about any cooperation partners and sponsors
It would be beneficial for the application to contain:
- Documentation regarding admission to an educational institution or similar.
The board committee may establish conditions for certain grants. For example, payment of support may be made conditional on documentation demonstrating that the overall project can be completed, eg, that all the required financing, as set out in a budget, has been obtained, or that the applicant has been accepted for admission to an educational institution.
Recipients of support must consent to having their names, year of application and the purpose of their application disclosed in publicity about PRD’s collective funds.
PRD requires that recipients of support submit a report if they are to be considered in future application rounds. The report can take the form of, eg, closed project accounts or financial statements, a reference to a website or similar material. The report should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Budget, payment and tax
Applications must include a budget setting out all relevant expenses. The budget must contain information about grants already received or that are expected to be received from elsewhere.
If you, your organisation or your company have been granted support from the collective funds, you must send us a payment request. Any conditions for payment of the grant must be met.
Send the payment request to email@example.com. The grant will normally be paid five to seven business days after receipt of the payment request.
The payment of support is automatically reported to SKAT (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) as B income (income not taxed at source).
Study grants for study abroad
In special cases, study grants for study abroad will be tax-exempt. As a recipient of support, you should check these matters with SKAT. Companies have the option of adjusting data reported to SKAT. If we are to adjust data reported to SKAT regarding an individual recipient of support, we must receive full accounts and other relevant documentation for the particular year in which support was received.
Recipients of support in previous years
The following is a list of the total amount distributed by year as well as a list of applicants receiving support from the collective funds at PRD (formerly Filmkopi) in 2013-2018:
Total amount distributed by year:
2013 DKK 1,906,000
2014 DKK 2,148,800
2015 DKK 2,231,267
2016 DKK 1,424,000
2017 DKK 1,359,777
2018 DKK 1,362,482
If, for one year, it is not possible to distribute the entire amount available regarding the Collective funds, any residual amount will follow PRD's general policy for non-distributable funds.
If you have questions regarding the Collective funds, you are welcome to contact PRD c/o Filmret ApS:
Louise Kaya Martin
PA Filmret ApS