Nordic Film Days Lübeck supports young talent

 The Nordic Film Days (Nordische Filmtage) Lübeck is the only German – or even European – festival entirely devoted to presenting films from North and Northeast Europe. The festival puts great value in fostering young talents – youth projects always played an important role in the festival programme.



This year’s 61st edition (29 October – 3 November) will once again host the Young Nordic Filmmakers project, a cooperative venture with international partners, including Station Next (Denmark), NUFF (Norway), Oulu International Children & Youth Film Festival (Finland) and the German Federation of Film Clubs for Children and Young People BJF. This year’s topic is ‘Europe’: 20 youngsters from four Nordic countries will – over the course of one week – record short documentary films in the run-up to the festival. Participants first learn to master the basics of filmmaking, before putting them into practice. For the first time the project will be supported by the EU Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme. Another project called Young Festival Bloggers will offer young people a chance to learn the basics of film journalism and blogging.

Foto: Olaf Malzahn

In cooperation with Lübeck’s Music & Arts College and the French International Festival du Film in La Rochelle an additional youth project dedicated to film music is launched this year. A group of young German and French music enthusiasts has collaborated since July on composing music for three Nordic silent short films. The results will be performed during the Nordische Filmtage Lübeck.

This year’s festival programme provides a diverse selection of around 200 feature films, documentaries, series, shorts (including various children and youth films) as well as 360° + VR films from the Nordic countries, the Baltic states and Northern Germany.

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