This year’s 62nd edition of the Nordic Film Days Lübeck will be a hybrid of live screenings in the festival cinemas and online streaming, for the first time since the festival was launched in 1956, with great input from young people!
The program provides a selection of 160 films from the North and Northeast of Europe as well as Northern Germany, including 27 titles for children and youth.
The Nordic Film Days (4-8 November) puts great value in fostering young talents. Youth projects play an important role in the festival programme, like the Young Festival Bloggers, a perfect opportunity for youngsters to master the basic tools of film journalism. In 2020 this project launches a cooperation (through video calls) with young bloggers from the Finnish X Festival. Young film enthusiasts can also sign up for the Children’s Jury. Their prize is endowed with € 5,000, donated by the Radisson Blu Senator Hotel Lübeck. For the first time this year the festival initiated a Youth Jury Prize of € 5,000, sponsored by the cbb software GmbH.
By the end of the year, the festival will introduce a new artistic director. Thomas Hailer, a familiar face to many children’s film professionals, will take over from long standing director Linde Fröhlich. Thomas Hailer worked as curator for the Berlinale, where he used to be the director of the ‘Generation’ section.
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