Nordic Film Days Lübeck
The Nordic Film Days are held in Lübeck each year in the first week of November; this is a film festival specialising in presenting works from the north and the northeast of the continent.
Each year, it features the latest movies, documentaries and short films from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. There is also an extensive children's and adolescent programme and a retrospective, dedicated to important periods, certain genres or important persons in the history of film. The latest productions from this northernmost state of Germany are shown in the Film Forum Schleswig-Holstein. Awards are given out at a special ceremony.
Many of the directors who presented their debut works in Lübeck have since risen to global renown, including Bille August, Lasse Hallström, Aki Kaurismäki or Fridrik Thór Fridriksson. The Honorary Chair is held by Liv Ullmann.