Juries will include Inger Nilsson, Helene Grass and others from the Baltic and Germany

Lübeck, Nov. 1, 2016.The 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck, presented by the city of Lübeck, open on November 2, 2016, screening 185 films between then and November 6, 2016. The seven juries will include many notable members.  The NDR Film Prize, with the highest endowment at 12,500 euros donated by festival media partner NDR, has been awarded to a "feature film of special artistic quality” since 1990. This year’s Competition comprises 17 films from Scandinavia, the Baltic region and Poland.  
The five member NDR jury includes actors Inger Nilsson and Helene Grass, director and screenwriter Marc Brummund (“Sanctuary”), producer Jörg Bundschuh, who was co-producer of last year’s Competition film “The Fencer” and NDR commissioning editor Philine Rosenberg. Sweden’s Inger Nilsson was most recently seen in the prize-winning Zentropa theatrical film “The Here After”, directed by Magnus Horn, which screened at last year's NFL. In Germany she is known for her role as forensic pathologist Ewa Svensson in the long-running ZDF series “The Inspector and the Sea”. Ms Nilsson will personally introduce the newest episode, “Forever Yours””, to Lübeck audiences as part of the festival’s Specials section.  Helene Grass is a familiar fact in Lübeck; she acted in two films seen at the 2015 NFL – “Bach in Brazil” and “3/4”. Included in Philine Rosenberg’s purview as an editor in NDR’s film, family and series division, among others, are the series “Grossstadtrevier” and “Tatort”.  Since 2016, she has been responsible for the popular show “Crime Scene Cleaner”.

Young German actor Emma Bading is an asset to the Children’s and Youth prize jury. In 2016, she made appearances in "Lucky Loser" and "1000 Arten, den Regen zu beschreiben" (1000 Ways to Describe Rain) Also joining the jury is producer Frank Henschke, who counts among his credit the multiple award-winning film "Mustang" by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, which was nominated for both a 2016 Golden Globe and Oscar as best foreign-language film. Publicist and film teacher Holger Twele will round out the jury.

Other panels that select films from the main competition of the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck are the Baltic Film Prize jury, the INTERFILM Church Prize jury and the largest jury at the festival, moviegoers, who vote for their favourites to be honoured with the “Lübecker Nachrichten Audience Prize”. Members of Lübeck’s trade unions will select a socially and politically committed film for the “Documentary Film Prize”. The three-person "CineStar jury” will award its prize for the “best short film” in the Film Forum section. This year’s prize from the “children’s jury” will be awarded by three young men and a young woman. 

The jury’s decisions will be announced on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at the gala award ceremony in Theater Lübeck. Hosting the evening will once again be beloved NDR Entertainer Yared Dibaba.

Detailed information on the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck, including film synopses, day planner, information on ticket sales and details of the side-bar and special events, the juries and the prizes is available online at: www.filmtage.luebeck.de - News and announcements can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram/nordicfilmdays and YouTube.

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