NLFF will be taking a year off in 2015. We hope to be back in 2016 after some internal re-structuring to make the festival more sustainable. Thank you to all the board members, committee members, sponsors, filmgoers, and film society for your support our first five years!
From its inception in the summer of 2008, the purpose of the Nordic Lights Film Festival – Twin Cities is to highlight contemporary cinematic treasures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, and to support Minnesota’s historic Scandinavian ties while giving a modern look into new sides of Nordic cultures. We hope to affirm cultural ties for those with Scandinavian roots while at the same time introducing an often overlooked genre, Nordic film, to local audiences.
The Nordic Lights Film Festival attracts filmgoers of all ages captivated by the longstanding film making traditions of the North. It also provides an opportunity to share the richness and diversity of the Nordic cultures through the lens of film. Hosted at Screen 3 in Minneapolis, the Festival will include a variety of feature-length and short films centered around the theme of “fire and ice.” The Festival will also provide opportunities to mingle and interact, helping to connect our local Nordic community with fellow film enthusiasts.
The 2014 Nordic Lights Film Festival – Twin Cities will take place Feb. 28-March 6, 2014 at Screen 3 at the St. Anthony Main Theater, in collaboration with partner The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul.