Once more interesting, provocative and grandiose films are screened in Lübeck. More than hundred feature films, documentaries and short films from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden are presented at this four-day event every year at the beginning of November.
The Nordic Film Days Lübeck is the only festival in Germany and next to the later formed Festival in Rouen, France, the only one in Europe that has specialized in the presentation of films from the north and north-east of the continent.
In addition, there is an extensive children's and youth film programme and a retrospective devoted to important eras, specific genres or famous persons of film history. Accompanying the film programme are seminars, discussions and roundtable talks.
The Nordic Film Days Lübeck is both an audience festival and an important meeting place for the film industry in Germany and Northern Europe.
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