The Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany), 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 in Europe apart from the event later founded in Rouen (France) which is entirely devoted to the presentation of films from the North and Northeast of Europe.
At the four-day event Nordic Film Days Lübeck, feature films, documentaries and short films from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden are presented every year at the beginning of November.
|Director Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) |
together with Linde Fröhlich (Artistic Director)
and Bent Hamer (1001 Grams)
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 put on by the Hanseatic City of Lübeck in cooperation with the film institutes and foundations of Scandinavia as well as the corresponding film institutions in the Baltic countries. Patrons of the festival are the ambassadors of the Nordic countries in Germany. Honorary President is the Norwegian actress and film director Liv Ullmann. Media partner is the television and radio broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). All in all, eight prizes are being given annually and nearly 27.000 spectators visit the event.
The 56th edition of the Nordic Film Days takes place in Lübeck (Germany) from 29th October until 2nd November 2014. The festival presents new films from the north and northeast of Europe.
Films from Sweden, Norway and Denmark as well as Estonia were the big prize-winners at the 55th Nordic Film Days Lübeck. At the gala awards ceremony in Theater Lübeck a total of eight prizes were given to nine winning films.
Lübeck (Germany) presents the 55th Nordische Filmtage from October 30 – November 3. This year’s films are rooted in polar and arctic environmental issues with current and past research in Spitsbergen, on the archipelago Svalbard...
From 31 October to 4 November 2012 the ARS BALTICA accredited 54th Nordic Film Days will take place in Lübeck (Germany). Enjoy the diversity of film genres which will be represented in the whole range from classics to modern...
The deadline for submission of films for the ARS BALTICA accredited Nordic Film Days Lübeck/ Northern Germany is on 15 August 2012. This year's Film Days will take place from 31 October to 4 November.
From 2 to 6 November this ARS BALTICA accredited festival will take place in Lübeck (Northern Germany).
The ARS BALTICA accredited Nordic Film Days Lübeck is an official partner of this international youth project.
"ARS BALTICA is not a bureaucratic construction for political posturing, but a concept that stands for unconventional and committed collaboration in real cooperative projects." (Rainer Haarmann, former ARS BALTICA Coordinator, 1997)