All Danish-produced feature films, commercials, short and documentary films, as well as films that are otherwise related to Denmark, are covered by legal deposit.

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Photo: Det Kgl. Bibliotek

Legal deposit of films includes all feature films, short and documentary films as well as commercials that either have a Danish producer, are recorded in Danish or contain a special artistic or technical effort contributing to the promotion of film art and film culture in Denmark.

The film's advertising material in the form of, among other things, still images, trailers and posters is handed in with the film.

Delivery of films, produced for public viewing, takes place at the Danish Film Institute, which functions as a legal deposit institution.

Films on DVD, Blu-Ray and the like are handed over to the Royal Danish Library according to the same rules as other physical materials (see below).

Legal deposit of films on DVD and other physical media

Films on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray or similar are submitted in duplicate to the Royal Danish Library.

Music videos on physical media are also subject to legal deposit and must therefore also be submitted.


A deposit includes two copies and can take place continuously or no later than six months after publication. Contact us if a different agreement is needed.

The individual producer / publisher has a responsibility and duty to collect and send the material to us. We pay the shipping costs.

The material is sent to:

The Royal Danish Library
Victor Albecks Vej 1
8000 Aarhus C

Return labels and deposit lists

A list of what is deposited is enclosed with the submitted materials. If you need a template, you can download it here.