Prize for the Best Feature Film Debut

The Friends of the Nordische Filmtage Lübeck was founded in 1997 and established as an association in 2006, and has been involved in the festival for many years. The 320 members of the association are fantastic film buffs, and now they have become an exceptional jury. They will award the Best Feature Film Debut with an endowment of 7,500 euro, to help promote and motivate young talents from the North to bring interesting material and stories to the screen. 

In competition are debut narrative features from the sections “Narrative Films”, “Young Audience” and “Filmforum”.

Award Winners

2023
Å Øve / Practice
Laurens Pérol, Norway / Germany 2023

2022
Den store stilhed / The Great Silence 
Katrine Brocks, Dänemark 2022

2021
Cop Secret / Leynilögga 
Hannes Þór Halldórsson, Island 2021

2020
Gesellschaftsspiel / Seurapeli / Games People Play
Jenni Toivoniemi, Finnland 2020

2019
Aurora / Aurora / Aurora  
Miia Tervo, Finnland 2019 

2018:
Die kleine Genossin / Seltsimees laps / The little comrade
Moonika Siimets, Estland 2018