Lübeck, Nov. 13, 2020. Due to covid pandemic restrictions, this year’s Nordic Film Days Lübeck, originally planned as a hybrid festival, was unable to mount live screenings and events, instead welcoming festival “visitors” to its online portal. After extending the streaming of festival films for three additional days, the online edition of the festival ended on Wednesday. The enormous popularity and high demand led the festival management and its partners to extend the availability of the 62nd Nordic Film Days Lübeck’s streamed films until 11:59 pm on November 11. For the first time in the festival’s history, it was possible to watch the films online from anywhere in Germany.
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Lübeck, Nov. 7, 2020. At the award ceremony for this year’s online edition of the Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, held at Theater Lübeck, ten prizes were handed out for the first time, with a total endowment of 57,500 euros. The ceremony was recorded in advance without a live audience. The actor Stephan Szász moderated the evening, with the winners appearing via video links. A show band provided musical accompaniment. The NDR Film Prize, worth 12,500 euros, provided a premiere and a special surprise. For the first time ever, it went to a film from Latvia. Appearing by video link, director Dace Pūce expressed her pleasure that her feature debut “The Pit” (“Bedre”) won. More
Lübeck, Nov. 6, 2020. The 62nd Nordic Film Days Lübeck have begun. This year, 146 of the festival’s originally planned 160 films were made available for online streaming from anywhere in Germany. The Nordic Film Days Lübeck are presented by the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. The festival shows current films from the Nordic and Baltic countries and northern Germany. More