Audience of 27,000 people attended 53rd Nordic Film Days Lübeck

As it comes to its close, the 53rd edition of Nordic Film Days can look back on a successful season. An audience of about 27,000 people attended the film presentations and supporting events at the renowned film festival, thus maintaining the record audience number set in the previous year. “We have succeeded in both stabilizing last year’s record-setting audience number and creating continuity for the Nordic Film Days’ rank as one of the largest audience festivals in Germany,” says Christine Berg, Intendant of Nordic Film Days Lübeck. “Our Film Market, too, was very well received by members of the industry as a marketplace for Nordic productions.” The 53rd Nordic Film Days Lübeck were attended by 150 filmmakers from Scandinavia, the Baltic Region and northern Germany, a notable increase from the 120 filmmakers that attended last year’s festival. “The aim to expand on the Nordic Film Days’ bridging function was achieved to our satisfaction,” says Intendant Christine Berg. The Film Prize Night at Theater Lübeck saw director Marius Holst and actor Benjamin Helstedt from Norway take the LN Audience Award as well as the festival’s main prize, the NDR Award for Best Feature Film. Lutz Marmor, Director-General of NDR, intends to carry on the successful partnership between NDR and the film festival. “Nordic Film Days Lübeck has demonstrated that Scandinavian productions are highly valued by the audience and they are thus of interest to NDR, too,” says Lutz Marmor. “We meet these audience demands with our Scandinavian film nights and Scandinavian crime story nights. We will continue contributing to the attractiveness of Nordic Film Days Lübeck by presenting the NDR Award for Best Feature Film as well as accompanying the festival in our TV, radio and Internet programmes.”