Years running: 63 (since 1956)

Nordic Film Days Lübeck

Nordic and Baltic film festival.


The Nordic Film Days Lübeck is both an audience festival and an important meeting place for the film industry in Germany and northern Europe. Many directors whose debut works were presented in Lübeck have gone on to earn fame around the world - such as Bille August, Lasse Hallström, Aki Kaurismäki or Fridrik Thór Fridriksson.
The filmfestival is put on by the Hanseatic City of Lübeck in cooperation with the Scandinavian film institutes and foundations as well as the corresponding film institutions in the Baltic countries. Patrons of the festival are the ambassadors of the Nordic countries in Germany. Honorary President is the Norwegian actress and film director Liv Ullmann. Media partners are the television and radio broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) and daily newspaper Lübecker Nachrichten.


  • Nordic and Baltic film festival
  • Children's and youth film programme
  • Retrospective 
  • Filmforum (presents films from North Germany)
  • Seminars, discussions, roundtable talks, concerts and readings.


A total of eight prizes are awarded in the sections narrative films (4), documentaries (1), children’s and youth films (2) and Filmforum/short film (1). The total endowment for the prizes is 35 500 euros. 



  • Nordic and Baltic films only: Feature films, documentaries and short films from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.
  • Films are to be completed after January 1, 2016.
  • There are no restrictions on genre or running time for film submissions.
  • The film must not have been theatrically released, broadcasted on television or be available as DVD/BluRay/VoD stream in Germany.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out the online entry form.
  • Provide a link to online screener or send a DVD via post mail.

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.




Official website



Schildstraße 12/14
D 23539 Lübeck

Phone: +49 451 122 1742
Fax: +49 451 122 1799



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    August 01, 2017
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    1 — 5 November 2017
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