The Lübeck Meetings are all the events that we and our partners organise for industry guests during the Nordische Filmtage Lübeck online. This year, too, the programme offers a range of opportunities – from discovering films for the German market to events addressing current topics in the industry online. Altogether, the Lübeck Meetings provide filmmakers and representatives of production, distribution, cinemas, and other industry institutions with an opportunity to explore content development and find potential partners from the Nordic and Baltic regions.


Due to the ongoing upward trend in new covid 19 infections in Lübeck, the 62nd NFL will not be a hybrid festival as originally planned. So the 62nd Nordic Film Days Lübeck from November 4 – 8 will be a strictly virtual festival. More than 140 of the 160 films that make up this year’s programme will be available for streaming online via our partner Culturebase.org. With this model, we hope that in 2020, we can once again help our films find a broad audience in Germany.

Masterclass – Animadoc: Making the invisible visible

Animated documentaries illustrate what is difficult or impossible for cameras to capture to capture – memories, emotions, taboo subjects. This is also reflected in this year‘s festival programme. This masterclass, held as a video conference, will be led by Arne Sommer (FFHSH Hamburg film commission), director Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen and producers Fabian Driehorst and Frédéric Schuld will be talking about their respective films “My Favorite War” and “The Chimney Swift”.

Discover the Baltics: Production opportunities and tax incentives in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

The Baltic States offer not only singular locations and excellent production conditions, but also attractive tax incentives to entice international co-productions to shoot there.

This event includes some cinematic impressions, and a panel of expert representatives of film institutions from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to talk about the various models and opportunities. Following the panel, there will be a chance to discuss the advantages and challenges of co-productions. In English.

Online Industry Panel: Bringing the Past to the Future - Audience Building for Historical Films in Unprecedented Times

At issue is how an historical subject can be made topical and relevant for today’s audiences. How can producers and distributors attract audiences to a film dealing with historical themes? And what is the best way to release a period film given the current pandemic restrictions? Against the background of the 100th anniversary of the reunification of Southern Jutland with Denmark, and 100 years of Danish-German friendship, players from both countries will join this industry panel, using examples from current and upcoming releases to talk about their experiences and their ideas for the future.

A collaboration of the Creative Europe Desk Hamburg, Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein film commission and the Nordische Filmtage Lübeck.

“Co-Kreatives Wirtschaften” – Lübeck’s enterprise subsidy at the NFL

It can be a long road from creative idea to finished product. Film productions must pull off the hat trick of aligning and harmonising creativity and artistic freedom with good financial management to present a finished product at the end. Producing a film demands a lot of management skill, from budget planning to project controlling. At this event, “Co-Kreatives Wirtschaften”, a group of business-people, will meet with experienced filmmakers to learn from best practices in the film industry.