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  • Another increase in visitors for 185 films and 250 screenings

    Another increase in visitors for 185 films and 250 screenings

    Lübeck, Nov. 7, 2016. The 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Nov. 2 – 6, 2016) came to a festive close on Sunday after 250 screenings of a total of 185 films. There was enormous interest among visitors for the festival’s newest attractions, such as Scandinavian TV series, virtual reality stations and the fulldome 360° cinema. With a total of 32,000 visitors, more people than ever came to Lübeck for the NFL, making it the largest influx of attendees in the history of the festival. More

  • The prize winners of the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck – Feature debut “Heartstone” from Iceland wins the NDR Film Prize – Audience Prize goes to Denmark

    The prize winners of the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck – Feature debut “Heartstone” from Iceland wins the NDR Film Prize – Audience Prize goes to Denmark

    Lübeck, Nov. 5, 2016.The debut feature “Heartstone” (Hjartasteinn) by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson is the winner of the NDR Film Prize at the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Nov. 2 – 6, 2016). Accepting the award as part of the gala Film Prize Night in Theater Lübeck, the young Icelandic director expressed delight at winning the prize with its 12,500 euro endowment, the largest in the festival. More

  • Ladies Night for the dazzling opening with “Framing Mom”

    Ladies Night for the dazzling opening with “Framing Mom”

    Lübeck, Nov. 3, 2016. The mood was upbeat at yesterday’s launch of the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Nov. 2 – 6, 2016) as moderator Steen Lorenzen invited the ladies’ team from the Norwegian-Danish-German opening night film “Framing Mom” onstage. Director Sara Johnsen, the two leads, Ruby Dagnall and Laila Goody, and producer Turid Øversveen from Norway’s 4½ Fiksjon were delighted when host Lorenzen slipped into a film scene role and invited them to a garden party. More

  • Juries will include Inger Nilsson, Helene Grass and others from the Baltic and Germany

    Juries will include Inger Nilsson, Helene Grass and others from the Baltic and Germany

    Lübeck, Nov. 1, 2016.The 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck, presented by the city of Lübeck, open on November 2, 2016, screening 185 films between then and November 6, 2016. The seven juries will include many notable members. The NDR Film Prize, with the highest endowment at 12,500 euros donated by festival media partner NDR, has been awarded to a "feature film of special artistic quality” since 1990. This year’s Competition comprises 17 films from Scandinavia, the Baltic region and Poland. More

  • Short and Sweet - The short film programmes

    Short and Sweet - The short film programmes

    Lübeck, Oct. 28, 2016.The art of the short is a Nordic favourite that doesn't shy away from any subject matter. Stagnation and change, love and death, great tragedy and the simple perils of everyday life. That diversity is on display in the four thematically arranged programmes at this year's festival comprising a total of 23 films – all bearing that special Nordic touch. Short and sweet! More

  • Scandinavian film series 2016 on NDR – Last year’s Nordic Film Days Lübeck winner in a TV premiere

    Scandinavian film series 2016 on NDR – Last year’s Nordic Film Days Lübeck winner in a TV premiere

    Lübeck, Nov. 1, 2016. In honour of the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Norddeutsche Rundfunk broadcaster (NDR), for many years a media partner of the NFL, will present a "Scandinavian film series" in November and December 2016, comprising 11 films from Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The highlight of the programme is the TV premiere on November 7, 2016 of “Returning Home”. The feature film debut of young Norwegian director Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken won last year’s NDR Film Prize More

  • The 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck boast strong partners and sponsors

    Lübeck, Nov. 2, 2016. The 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck open today with the most extensive programme to date, a total of 185 films. The festival is the largest platform outside of Scandinavia for current films from the Nordic countries, the Baltic region and northern Germany More

  • Virtual Panorama - 360° cinema on the programme for the first time

    Virtual Panorama - 360° cinema on the programme for the first time

    Lübeck, Oct. 27, 2016. What is it like to be completely surrounded by sounds and images? Film and technology enthusiasts can find out for themselves, thanks to an impressive selection of films to be shown in 360° format in a fulldome tent specially erected for the Nordic Film Days Lübeck and made possible by the Lübeck public utilities company. 360° cinema completely immerses the audience in the story, in an intense connection to virtual reality. More

  • 17 Films and many guests – the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck presents a wide-ranging programme in the Competition for the NDR Film Prize

    17 Films and many guests – the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck presents a wide-ranging programme in the Competition for the NDR Film Prize

    Lübeck, Oct. 26, 2016. The locales on display in the 17 films in Competition at the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Nov. 2 - 6, 2016) may be remote from the urban hustle and bustle, but they are anything but unspectacular. Deep in the imposing fjord landscapes of western Norway, a young woman seeks “Revenge” with a plan no less ingenious than that of Baltasar Kormákur, who chases across Iceland’s lava fields in “The Oath” to protect his daughter from her boyfriend. The Icelandic actor, director and producer, who is also presenting the TV series “Trapped” in Lübeck, will be a festival guest. In a fishing village on the Icelandic coast in “Heartstone”, first love ignites between two boys. More

  • Different perspectives: People in crisis situations and fascinating portraits are the core of the documentary film section

    Different perspectives: People in crisis situations and fascinating portraits are the core of the documentary film section

    Lübeck, Oct. 25, 2016. - Every day, politics, society and the social media are shaped by violence, war and flight. Experiences and images from war-torn and crisis regions in Europe and elsewhere are also fodder for documentarians. In contrast to the daily media flood, the films presented in the documentary section of the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck take a closer, longer, more detailed look, showcasing personal stories and giving their protagonists a face and a voice. More

  • The Film Forum Programme for the Nordic Film Days –  Eventful Films for Eventful Times – Documentary Master Class “Change of Perspective”

    The Film Forum Programme for the Nordic Film Days – Eventful Films for Eventful Times – Documentary Master Class “Change of Perspective”

    Lübeck, Oct. 18, 2016. - Many of the films in the Film Forum section of this year’s 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Nov. 2-6, 2016) centre on turning points – personal and societal changes.
    That includes three impressive narrative feature debuts – “Dust Cloth” by Turkish director Ahu Özturk, made with the support of the Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein subsidy organisation FFHSH, “We are the Tide”, a sci-fi drama with Max Mauff, partially shot on Pellworm and “Fado”, a passionate love story, directed by Lübeck-born Jonas Rothlaender. More

  • Childhood dreams and youthful transgressions – the Children and Youth programme for the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck

    Childhood dreams and youthful transgressions – the Children and Youth programme for the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck

    Lübeck, Oct. 13, 2016.- The films for young people at the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck are set in scenes like the graffiti milieu in a Danish suburb in the early 90s, the dreary Latvian provinces, the vast expanses of the southern tundra, and the seeming endlessness of a Swedish summer. The counterpart is a film programme for children that’s broader and stronger than it has been in a long time, with a total of eight films for children under 12. More

  • 185 Films in the Programme of the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck / Competition showcases rural locations, many of the films boast German participation

    185 Films in the Programme of the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck / Competition showcases rural locations, many of the films boast German participation

    Lübeck, Oct. 12, 2016. At a press conference today, the directors of the Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Linde Fröhlich (artistic director) and Christian Modersbach (managing director) took to the podium alongside section curators to provide an overview of the programme for the upcoming 58th festival (Nov. 2 - 6, 2016). 186 films, including 17 in competition for the NDR Film Prize, endowed with 12,500 euros, will be shown over five days in the four festival cinemas as well as a variety of special venues. That includes a fulldome installed specifically for the NFL, showing immersive 360° films, and made possible by our partner at Lübeck’s public utilities. Norway, Sweden and Denmark have a strong presence in this year’s feature film programme. More

  • Scandinavians take to the road “In Different Worlds” – the 2016 Retrospective

    Scandinavians take to the road “In Different Worlds” – the 2016 Retrospective

    Lübeck, Oct. 5, 2016. Travelling to different places means encountering different people, cultures, circumstances, temperatures, food, customs, gestures and moral concepts. The historical and current films from this year’s Retrospective at the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Nov. 2 – 6, 2016), which this year is titled “In Different Worlds” will take audiences around the globe with Scandinavian protagonists – researchers and scientists, aid workers, seamen, foreign reporters or travellers in love. More

  • International premiere of ROSEMARI (Framing Mom) from Norway opens the festival

    International premiere of ROSEMARI (Framing Mom) from Norway opens the festival

    Lübeck, Sept. 30, 2016. The 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck open on November 2, 2016, with ROSEMARI (Framing Mom), accompanying a young woman on a journey in search of clues to her past. Norwegian director Sara Johnson sends her young protagonist Rosemari, brilliantly portrayed by talented young star Ruby Dagnall, across Norway to Denmark, in this road movie enriched with a lot of humour and sensitive moments. A strong cast, led by Tuva Novotny (“A War”, “Jalla Jalla”) in the role of Unn Tove, provides for powerful ensemble back-up. More

  • Accreditation for 58. Nordic Film Days - register online

    Accreditation for 58. Nordic Film Days - register online

    Lübeck, Sept. 19, 2016 - As of now accreditation for the 58th edition of Nordic Film Days Lübeck is possible for all industry & press. Please register directly online. More

  • 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck - News, first look programme highlights, and events

    58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck - News, first look programme highlights, and events

    Lübeck, Aug. 31, 2016. For the first time this year, the Nordic Film Days Lübeck will present TV series from the Nordic-Baltic countries in a separate section, festival directors Linde Fröhlich (artistic director) and Christian Modersbach (managing director) announced today in the first press conference for the upcoming 58th NFL. They were joined on the panel by Lübeck’s culture senator Kathrin Weiher and the curator and director of the Retrospective, Jörg Schöning. The Series section will show small-screen gems on the big screen, including the Danish episodic dramedy “Splitting Up Together" (Bedre skilt end aldrig), as well as “Nobel” from Norway, about a special forces soldier, with Nordic stars Aksel Hennie and Danica Curcic.
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  • Call for Entrys: Film submissions online on Nordic Film Days website

    Lübeck - May 24, 2016. Film submissions for the up-coming 58. Nordic Film Days Lübeck (02.-06.11.2016) are now possible till August 1st, 2016.

    All Nordic and Baltic films as well as films for our Filmforum section – the platform for North German films related to the regions of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg- can be submitted via our website here. More

  • 57th Nordic Film Days Lübeck – Attendance tops 30,000 – 180 films and numerous side-bar events sparked enthusiastic audience participation

    Lübeck, Nov. 9, 2015. With audiences continually increasing in recent years, the 57th Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Nov. 4 – 8, 2015) broke its own record this year, with attendance figures reaching 30,500. Yesterday was the final day of the NFL, presented by the Hanseatic city-state of Lübeck, and the two festival directors Linde Fröhlich (artistic director) and Christian Modersbach (managing director) were very upbeat about this year's festival. “We had many high-quality films on the programme; films that audiences enjoyed and which opened up them up to new points of view. And Lübeck residents may also have gotten a new outlook on their city, including the refugee situation. We’re especially pleased about the young NDR Film Prize winner and the high production values of his film. We had a lot of fun bringing people together, the way the films and events of the Nordic Film Days do.” More

  • Winners of the 57th Nordic Film Days Lübeck jury prizes / NDR Film Prize goes to Norway’s “Returning Home” / Icelandic films win three prizes / Audience award for “Virgin Mountain”

    Lübeck, Nov. 7, 2015. A Norwegian film has won the main prize at the Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Nov. 4 – 8, 2015). Director Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken seemed over the moon as he accepted the NDR Film Prize, endowed with 12,500 euros, from the jury for his film “Returning Home” (“Å vende tilbake").

    The strong showing of Icelandic films in this year’s festival was reflected in the awards as well. “Virgin Mountain” (Fúsi) not only won the Lübecker Nachrichten Audience Prize (endowed with 5,000 euros) but also the Interfilm Church Prize, endowed with 2,500 euros donated by the Lübeck-Lauenburg Protestant-Lutheran church district. Director Dagur Kári was on hand to personally accept the prize. He was accompanied by lead actor Gunnar Jónsson, who received an honourable mention for his performance in the film. More