press releases

2020

  • Call For Entries / Film submissions: 62. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck

    Call For Entries / Film submissions: 62. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck

    Film submissions for the up-coming 62. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck (04. - 08.11.2020) are possible from now till August 1st, 2020.

    All Nordic and Baltic films (for sections: narrative films, documentary films, children- and youth films, drama series and short films) as well as films for our Filmforum – the platform for North German films related to the regions of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg – can be submitted online. The deadline for entries is August 1st, 2020. More

  • Obituary

    Obituary

    Lübeck, 31.03.20 - Nordische Filmtage Lübeck are mourning the death of their founder and long-time artistic director Rolf Hiller, who died at the age of 92. More

  • Obituary

    Obituary

    Lübeck, 29.11.19 - The Nordic Film Days Lübeck mourn the death of the lawyer and author Dr. Hauke Lange-Fuchs, born in 1934. He was  one of the festival’s organisers for many years from 1971 to 2008. More

  • A successful 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck matches last year’s audience numbers

    A successful 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck matches last year’s audience numbers

    Lübeck, Nov. 4, 2019. Festival directors Linde Fröhlich (artistic director) and Florian Vollmers (festival manager) were upbeat as a successful 61st Nordische Filmtage come to close after six days yesterday. With 36,000 cinemagoers, the festival matched last year’s audience numbers for films from north and north-eastern Europe. “We are very pleased to have matched the numbers of our anniversary last year”, said Florian Vollmers, “We sold 1,000 more tickets, which gave a small boost to revenues, while industry visitors took greater advantage of our extensive side-bar programme”. The numerous visitors to the successful new event “Wissensglobus”, which was presented at the Fulldome cinema with the cooperation of Lübeck’s cultural affairs department, were not included in the festival’s statistics. “Last year, the holiday Reformation Day and the Saturday were clearly the strongest festival days and we’re happy that the Nordische Filmtage Lübeck once more proved its mettle as one of the most significant events on the city’s calendar”, added Vollmers. A total of 196 films were shown this year in 283 screenings (previous year: 331). More

  • Opening night of the 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck – Rousing German premiere of “Swoon” (Eld och Lågor)

    Opening night of the 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck – Rousing German premiere of “Swoon” (Eld och Lågor)

    Lübeck, Oct. 30, 2019. At yesterday’s opening of the 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck (Oct. 29 – Nov. 3, 2019), the invited guests left the cinema in an upbeat mood after the German premiere of the film “Swoon” (Eld och Lågor) and headed to the stylish first night reception in Lübeck cathedral. More

  • The prize winners of the 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck – With “A White, White Day” the NDR Film Prize once again goes to Iceland – Mika Kaurismäki takes the Audience Prize

    The prize winners of the 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck – With “A White, White Day” the NDR Film Prize once again goes to Iceland – Mika Kaurismäki takes the Audience Prize

    Lübeck, Nov. 2, 2019. The NDR Film Prize of the 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, endowed with € 12,500, goes to an Icelandic film. During the Prize Gala at Theater Lübeck, lead actor Ingvar E. Sigurðsson accepted the award on behalf of “A White, White Day” (“Hvítur, hvítur dagur”), directed by Hlynur Pálmason. The distributor Arsenal will release the film theatrically in German beginning February 13, 2020. The Friends of the Nordic Film Days Prize for Best Feature Debut, endowed with €7,500, goes to “Aurora” directed by Miia Tervo from Finland. The film’s star, Mimosa Willamo, was onstage to accept the award. The Audience Prize, endowed by the Lübecker Nachrichten newspaper with €5,000, also went to a film from Finland, director Mika Kaurismäki’s “Master Cheng” (“Mestari Cheng”). The award was accepted by lead actress Maija Tuokko. More