This year, the 63rd Nordic Film Days Lübeck (3 – 7 November), a festival with a wide selection of films and a great support of young talents, will be a hybrid festival, both in the Lübeck venues and online.
The programme provides a selection of around 160 films from the North and Northeast of Europe as well as Northern Germany. With its large selection of titles for children & youth, the festival welcomes young audiences in regular family and school screenings.
The Nordic Film Days Lübeck will continue several initiatives fostering young talents: in the project “Young Festival Bloggers” (financed by the Carl Arthur Strait Foundation) participants aged 12-17 are given the opportunity to take a critical approach to the festival’s children & youth film programme. They get acquainted with the basics of journalism by working with a professional journalist in a preparatory workshop and gain practical experience throughout the festival. In 2021, the project continues its joint venture with the bloggers from Finland’s Oulu Int’l Children’s & Youth Film Festival via video call.
Furthermore, young film enthusiasts can actively participate in the festival by joining the Children’s and the Youth Jury. The Children’s Jury (aged 11–13) awards their favourite film with the Radisson Blu Senator Hotel Award. The Youth Jury (aged 16–19) selects its favourite film from all festival sections dealing with young people’s issues. Additionally an adult jury hands out the Children & Youth Film Award of the Gemeinnützige Sparkassenstiftung Lübeck. All three prizes are endowed with €5,000.
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