press releases

2019

  • Variety is the hallmark of the Children and Youth programme – Encounters between the digital world and nature, political subject matter, and prominent premieres

    Variety is the hallmark of the Children and Youth programme – Encounters between the digital world and nature, political subject matter, and prominent premieres

    Lübeck, Oct. 11, 2019. “The Children’s and Youth films at the 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck display are marked by the topicality of their subject matter. Serious topics have been made into innovative and entertaining movies, both in the live-action and in the animated films for young people”, says Franziska Kremser-Klinkertz, the section curator. This year’s programme comprises a total of 37 films, 18 features and 19 short films. As in every year, the section includes numerous premieres, underscoring the NFL’s great significance as a forum for Nordic and Baltic films for the international children’s and youth film industry. More

  • The series section of the 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck offers up a wide spectrum of new Nordic TV shows including many premieres

    The series section of the 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck offers up a wide spectrum of new Nordic TV shows including many premieres

    Lübeck, Oct. 9, 2019. “The international productions play with formats – what seems like a crime series at first ends up being a comedy, mystery, or drama. The Nordic countries are and remain pioneers in developing new, and perfecting the old formats”, says Christian Modersbach, curator of the Series section at the NFL. More

  • Opening night – The 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck shows “Swoon”

    Opening night – The 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck shows “Swoon”

    On October 29, 2019, the 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck will open with the German premiere of the Swedish film “Swoon” (orig: Eld och Lågor, 2019) directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. With “Swoon”, the directors of “Midnight Sun” (2016) and co-authors of the internationally acclaimed series “Bron/Broen” (“The Bridge”) present a visually spectacular, romantic, and entertaining film with magical musical elements and surprising special effects. “Swoon” takes us back to 1940s Stockholm, telling a touching Romeo and Juliet story, based on real events, set in the milieu of a fun fair. The film features a brilliant cast headed by newcomers Frida Gustavsson and Albin Grenholm in the top roles. Additional roles are played by Pernilla August and Robert Gustafsson (of “The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared”). The directors and additional guests will attend the screening. The film was produced by Kristina Åberg (Atmo AB, Sweden), World sales are handled by TrustNordisk ApS. More

  • Retrospective: Undercover North/Northeast, Spies and Secret Agents in Scandinavian and Baltic Cinema 1913-2012 – Suspenseful films from the Baltic Rim  against a backdrop of contemporary history

    Retrospective: Undercover North/Northeast, Spies and Secret Agents in Scandinavian and Baltic Cinema 1913-2012 – Suspenseful films from the Baltic Rim against a backdrop of contemporary history

    September 17, 2019. The Retrospective of the 61st Nordische Filmtage Lübeck (Oct. 29 – Nov. 3, 2019), titled Undercover North/Northeast, Spies and Secret Agents in Scandinavian and Baltic Cinema, takes a look far into the past in a section comprising 17 films (15 features and two mid-length films). The section will screen films made between 1913 and 2012 in Denmark, Germany, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as in what were the Soviet socialist republics of Latvia and Estonia, and Lithuania during the same era. And the spy capers are not confined to just thrillers – the films include dramas, melodramas, comedies, satire, and period films. Surprisingly, women have pride of place in many of the films, actively engaged in intelligence operations. More

  • WELCOME - Our new team members

    WELCOME - Our new team members

    A very warm "Willkommen, welcome, velkommen, tere tulemast, tervetuloa, velkomin, laipni lūdzam, sveiki atvykę, välkommen, wolkom, willkamen" to our new team members Lea, Clara, Hannah, Karen, Marietta, Karolina, David und Wim. More

  • 61. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck -  A Retrospective brimming with spy stories, Fulldome takes on a water motif, the Documentary Film Prize endowment goes up, and Lübeck hosts international projects for young people

    61. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck - A Retrospective brimming with spy stories, Fulldome takes on a water motif, the Documentary Film Prize endowment goes up, and Lübeck hosts international projects for young people

    Lübeck, Sept. 2, 2019. In a first press conference at the Radisson Blu Senator Hotel, the Nordische Filmtage Lübeck offered a look at the upcoming festival programme. Festival heads Linde Fröhlich (Artistic Director)and Florian Vollmers (Managing Director)took to the podium to introduce this year’s NFL, alongside Lübeck’s Culture Senator Kathrin Weiher, and festival curators Jörg Schöning (Retrospective) Franziska Kremser-Klinkertz (Children and Youth films) and Ralph Heinsohn (360° films/immersive media). Also on the dais were new members of the NFL team Lilli Hartwig (FilmForum curator) and Gabriele Gillner (head of marketing & sponsoring). More

  • Team news and first insights on Retrospective program 2019

    Team news and first insights on Retrospective program 2019

    Lili Hartwig is the new director of the Filmforum section of the Nordic Film Days Lübeck. The 37-year-old cultural studies graduate and festival curator is taking over from Doris Bandhold, who headed up the Filmforum for eight years, shepherding it to the position it now occupies. More

  • 61. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck: CALL FOR ENTRIES

    61. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck: CALL FOR ENTRIES

    Film submissions for the up-coming 61. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck (29.10.-3.11.2019) are possible from now till August 1st, 2019. More

  • Festival Clip of 60th Nordic Film Days Lübeck

    Festival Clip of 60th Nordic Film Days Lübeck

    Watch the festival clip of the 60th Nordic Film Days Lübeck: More

  • Press Release: The 60th Nordic Film Days Lübeck scores another hit

    Press Release: The 60th Nordic Film Days Lübeck scores another hit

    The 60th Nordic Film Days Lübeck drew to a close yesterday, with festival directors Linde Fröhlich (artistic director) and Florian Vollmers (managing director) expressing great pleasure at the results. The total number of visitors this year increased to 36,000, giving the festival another boost. More

  • The prize winners of the 60th Nordic Film Days Lübeck

    The prize winners of the 60th Nordic Film Days Lübeck

    The big winner at the Saturday awards gala of the 60th Nordic Film Days Lübeck, which end on Sunday, November 4, 2018, is the Icelandic feature “Woman at War” (Kona fer í stríd) by Benedikt Erlingsson. More

  • At Tuesday’s opening of the Nordische Filmtage Lübecks Lübeck (Oct. 30 – Nov. 4, 2018), moderator Mille Maria Dalsgaard from Denmark, making her first appearance at the festival, presented introduced to the Lübeck audience six members of the Estonian crew behind the opening night film “The Little Comrade” (Seltsimees laps). More