How do you access the materials from The Carl Th. Dreyer Collection? How may you use the materials? Whom do you contact? Read about it here.

All documents from Dreyer’s files are found in the Danish Film Institute’s Carl Th. Dreyer Collection. If you wish to view documents from the collection, please contact the DFI Library during opening hours or send a request to the below address. If the request involves an extensive research project, we would like to know in advance. Researchers are welcome to make an appointment with the DFI Library to access the collection.

The collection is organised according to a special system (see About the Collection). Please note the classification of the documents, as this indicates the documents’ placement in the collection. An appointment can be made to view requested documents in the Library Reading Room.

Please direct inquiries regarding photos, stills and posters directly to the DFI Stills and Posters Archive.


The Danish Film Institute manages the rights to all of Dreyer’s documents in the collection.

Anyone wishing to publish, disseminate or in other ways propagate documents in the collection must obtain permission from the DFI Library. Anyone wishing to publish, disseminate or in other ways propagate documents that are not written by Dreyer must personally obtain the necessary permission from the relevant authors/right-holders.

DFI Library 
Gothersgade 55 
1123 Copenhagen K. 
Tel. +45 3374 3590

Quoting from the Carl Th. Dreyer Collection

Anyone is welcome to quote from the collection, on the condition that clear reference is made to the Danish Film Institute. You are welcome to refer or link to parts or the entirety of the materials, using the above indications of source.

By Birgit Granhøj