Launched in 1956, the Nordic Film Days Lübeck is one of Europe’s oldest film festivals. It screens films from member states in Northern Europe. The focus is on Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden, as well as Norway and Iceland, and co-productions with other EU countries. Germany is represented with films from its northernmost regions Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein.
The festival presents and promotes new feature films, drama series, documentaries, a retrospective, animation and short films as well as children’s and youth films. It was one of the first film festivals worldwide to include immersive media and 360-degree films, presented in a mobile fulldome cinema, and showing a “Wissensglobus” science programme. Most of the festival’s films will be shown as German or international premieres. Special emphasis is given to films by young European directors. In 2020, a special programme will focus on the German-Danish cultural friendship year.