Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, founded in 1956, is among the film festivals with the longest tradition in the world. It specialises in presenting films from Northern and Northeastern Europe. Each year the festival showcases narrative features, documentary and short films from the Nordic and Baltic countries.These are complemented by a wide-ranging programme of children’s and youth films, and a retrospective, which each year focuses on one or more significant aspects of Nordic cinema history. Also presented in the program are series from the Nordic /Baltic countries and 360° films. The 62th film festival will be held from 3rd to 8th November 2020.
A total of nine prizes are awarded in the sections narrative films (4), documentaries (1), children’s and youth films (2) and for short films in the Filmforumsection (1) – the platform for North German films related to the regions of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg – as well as across all sections for the best debut feature film (1). These prices are endowed with a total of over 52,500 Euro.
Films can be submitted if they were completed after January 1, 2019 and were produced in, or co-produced with Denmark, Estonia, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway or Sweden.In consultation with the festival, films may also be considered for submission if they relate in some way to those countries, by virtue of either subject matter, locations, funding or the filmmaker. There are no restrictions on genre or running time for film submissions. All films are shown in DCP format(s). The film must not have been theatrically released, broadcasted on television or be available as DVD/Blu-ray/VoD stream in Germany before its participation in the Filmtage programme.
Take a look at the festivalclip of 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck.
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