The Nordic Film Days in Lübeck (Germany) were established in 1956 by the Lübeck Film Club and been taken over by the Hanseatic City of Lübeck in 1971. The festival has one of the longest traditions of any film festival worldwide. It takes place annually for five days in the beginning of November.
As the only festival in Germany, as well as Europe, which is entirely devoted to the presentation of films from the North and Northeast of Europe, it shows feature films, documentaries and short films from Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Lithuania, Finland, Latvia, Norway and Sweden.
This year´s programme includes film screenings, an extensive children´s and youth film programme, a retrospective that is devoted to important eras, specific genres or famous persons of film history is renewed every year, seminars, discussions, roundtable talks, concerts and readings. There is also a special section called Filmforum that presents films from North Germany.
The festival´s aim is to be an audience festival as well as an important meeting place for the German and northern European film industry. The debut works of many now famous directors, such as Bille August, Lasse Hallström and many more, were presented at the Nordic Film Days.
The event is organised by the Hanseatic City of Lübeck in cooperation with the Scandinavian film institutes and foundations as well as the corresponding film institutions in the Baltic countries.
For more information visit the official website
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