Nordically beautiful

In a dialogue with cinematic art

Nordic Film Days 4th to 8th November 2020

Every year, the film sector from the North and North Eastern Europe gathers in Lübeck to present their latest films, documentaries and short films. Guests don’t just come to view but usually also to play an active role – during discussions, seminars and round tables! This year, things are different and the festival cannot take place in the cinemas in Lübeck. But: the festival programme can be viewed online. Become part of the Nordic film world virtually! Interpret and draw inspiration from dedicated newcomers and well-known film-makers alike. Experience the cinematographer’s art from home – with the promise of sheer fascination.

Jump, you must jump! Through death into life, through the darkness into the light. Make sure you’re really living!

Astrid Lindgren Biopic "Becoming Astrid"


days of Nordic cinematic culture


screenings await you


Every year a memorable experience since 1956

Nordic Film Days

Ever since 1956, the Nordic Film Days on the first weekend of November have been a fixture in Lübeck’s cultural calendar. In 1971, the film festival was taken over by the town, and since then it has been staged by the Hanseatic City of Lübeck together with the film institutes of Nordic and Baltic countries. The Nordic Film Days delight a broad audience with their programme and they are an inspiring meeting point for the film sector from Germany and Northern and North Eastern Europe. The festival is a must for all who love the Baltics and cinema. Unique films in the original language – with subtitles, of course, just in case your Icelandic or Faroese have grown a little rusty...

Here is what awaits you at the Nordic Film Days

Feature films, documentaries and short films from Scandinavia, the Baltics, Finland and Iceland – at this festival for audiences, you will experience the full range of Nordic cinematic art. Guests can play an active role in seminars, discussions, round tables, exhibitions and concerts, entering into a direct dialogue with the artists. The Nordic Film Days are aimed at all age groups. For example, there is an extensive programme for children and adolescents. Since 1916, the section for series is given the space to present its wares as is the genre for retrospectives which shines a spotlight on important eras of history, certain genres or important personalities of cinematic history.

Your ticket to the Nordic Film Days

Tickets for the online festival 2020 go on sale in October. Search for specific films or events on the website of the Nordic Film Days. Use the daily planner to put together your very own personal programme! Maybe it's not the festival we are used to celebrate together. But you can be sure to experience entertaining films and productions during this year's Nordic Film Days.

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