One Day Longer for the Public

One of Germany’s oldest and most renowned film festivals is changing its appearance: the Nordic Film Days Lübeck will run a day longer this year. The festival begins on Wednesday, 1 November, culminates in the “Film Prize Night” on Saturday evening in Theater Lübeck and ends with a big “audience day” on Sunday, 5 November. To cope with the constantly growing crowds of movie-goers in the past few years, it is planned to screen the prize-winners and other audience favourites once again on Sunday for the public. “With this extra day we hope to make easier for the viewers to find their way through the fully-packed programme and in this way to deal with it more intensively,” says Linde Fröhlich, Artistic Director of the festival. “Furthermore, on the additional weekdays we can consider the needs and interests of schoolchildren more than ever before and offer more screenings for school classes.” Last year the Nordic Film Days set a new record with 18,658 viewers. In the previous year there had been 17,999 people attending the screenings.

6 September 2006