Lübeck Model Project Culture – with Nordische Filmtage participation

As part of the city’s model culture project, the Nordische Filmtage Lübeck will showcase a film from the festival coffers from May 16 through June 20, 2021, each Sunday at 5 pm. Fans of Nordic cinema can look forward to a diverse spectrum of films, with a programme ranging from a German theatrical premiere to prize-winning films, to a silent film concert with live music.

 The series launches on Sunday, May 16, at 5pm with the German theatrical premiere of the Latvian feature The Pit, winner of the NDR Prize at the 2020 NFL, which will be shown in Latvian with English subtitles. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with director Dace Pūce and producer Kristele Pudane, joining via live stream from Latvia.

“We’re elated to be a part of the re-launch of cultural life in the city, and we look forward to seeing Lübeck audiences live again,” says Thomas Hailer, the new artistic director of the Nordische Filmtage. 

Festival manager Susanne Kasimir adds, “We hope the model project will also provide crucial findings to set the stage for a full-fledged festival in November.”


Advance ticket sales for The Pit have already started at https://www.cinestar.de/kino-luebeck-stadthalle/film/die-grube


Also this month, the NFL will screen “A White, White Day” on May 23, and “Border” on May 30.

The names of the films showing on June 6, 13, and 20 will be announced soon at www.nordische-filmtage.de.



Please note:

The model project is subject to the following covid regulations:

  • Tickets for all events can only be booked online. You will have to accept the terms & conditions, and the privacy notice when buying tickets.
  • There will be no box office sales. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
  • Each audience member will receive a personalized ticket from the venue’s online portal in order to ensure contact tracing capability.
  • On the day of the event, ticketholders will have to show written proof of a negative corona test (rapid antigen test, no older than 24 hours) from an accredited test centre (no home tests!).
  • Due to varying technical capacity at different venues, the rapid antigen test must be performed at the test centre named when you buy your ticket.
  • Ticketholders will be required to agree to respond to a survey as part of a study by Kiel’s Christian Albrecht University (institute of sociology). The study aims to examine the behaviour of audiences and players in the cultural sector to provide future guidelines for a technical and organisational optimization of live events under pandemic conditions. Lübeck’s public health department maintains a close scientific exchange with the institute in Kiel.
  • Attendees must check in and out at the venue using the luca app (some exceptions may allow use of the luca keyring).
  • All persons must show a valid I.D. for entry to the venue. 

Observing these regulations will help keep queues to a minimum in foyers and entryways. Detailed information on terms and conditions, as well as all events is available online at www.luebeck.de/kulturstart.

A medical mask must be worn at all times when inside any of the venues. The mask may only be removed while sitting in your assigned seat during the presentation.

Audience numbers will be limited, and seated according to covid distancing regulations for all screenings. CO2 monitors will be used in all interior spaces to measure air quality.