About the Danish Film Academy

The Danish Film Academy is the preeminent film- and tv-society in Denmark.

About the Danish Film Academy

The Danish Film Academy is the preeminent film- and tv-society in Denmark.

The Danish Film Academy is a society of distinguished film- and tv-professionals with the common goal of promoting and maintaining the highest standards within their field. Today comprised of 2.000 members, the Academy (known as FilmAkademiet) was founded in 1982 with inspiration from the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and their Oscars as well as the British BAFTA and the French César. The credo was to ‘promote film as an independent artform in Denmark’.

Since 1984 the Danish Film Awards and the Roberts have been an annual celebration recognizing excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, not just in front of and behind the camera, but also in distribution and exhibition. It is only the members who can nominate and vote. They are divided into categories depending on their craft and thus nominate within their own field - cinematographers nominate best cinematography, makeup best makeup etc. All members vote among the final nominated. Nominations are announced the first week of the year and the award show takes place late January. 

In addition to the Awards ceremony, the Academy also host year-round activities including events, workshops and masterclasses for its members as well as regular audiences. For more info on the Film Academy see www.filmakademiet.dk