Found in 1956 by the Lübeck Film Club and taken over by the Hanseatic City of Lübeck in 1971 the Nordic Film Days Lübeck has one of the longest traditions of any film festival worldwide and is the only Europe one which is entirely devoted to the presentation of Nordic and Northeastern European films.
Annually the latest feature films, documentaries and short films from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden as well as children’s and youth films and a retrospective on important eras, specific genres or famous persons of film history are presented.
This year the retrospective presents thrilling horror films from the North with old classics like "Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror", "Häxan" or "Vampyr".
The festival is put on by the Hanseatic City of Lübeck in cooperation with film institutes and foundations of Scandinavia as well as the corresponding film institutions in the Baltic countries.
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