Due to the ongoing upward trend in new covid 19 infections in Lübeck, the 62nd Nordic Film Days Lübeck will not be a hybrid festival as originally planned. More than 140 of the 160 films that make up this year’s programme will be available for streaming online via Culturebase.org. That means that for the first time, the festival films will be available to a wider audience throughout Germany. The new virtual festival format will be complemented by a special page at Nordic Film Days' homepage, where video clips will be posted that provide background on the filmmakers’ work, interviews, and introductions to the films. New content will also be available and continually updated on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and NFL's YouTube channel.
Beginning on the first day of the festival, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, streaming of all the films will be activated and they can be watched at any time until the end of the festival. Once starting to play a film, the user will have 24 hours to watch it.
The documentary film programme of the 62nd Nordic Film Days Lübeck provides enthralling glimpses into the various realities of interesting and fascinating personalities, and includes 16 German premieres, one European premiere, and seven international premieres.
The Nordic Film Days Lübeck, first presented by the Lübeck Film Club in 1956 and taken over by the Hanseatic City of Lübeck in 1971, has one of the longest traditions of any film festival worldwide. It is the only festival in Germany, and the only one on the European continent, which is entirely devoted to the presentation of films from the North and Northeast of Europe.
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