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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.

2014 Sponsors Include

Finlandia Foundation
Finlandia Foundation National is the most important private source of support for Finnish and Finnish-American culture in the U.S.

American Swedish Institute


Norwegian American Weekly


Albertsson Hansen Architecture

Borton Overseas

Consulate General of Sweden

Danish American Center


Gustavus Adolphus College

Luther College

Mindekirken Norwegian Language & Culture Program

Moods of Norway

Custom Woven Interiors

Finlandia Foundation
Finlandia Foundation-Twin Cities

Gamle Ode

UiO International Summer School

Laurie Jacobi Original Designs in Wool


Northern Lavvu

Norway Connects

Norway House

Norwegian Glee Club

Polarn O. Pyret


Sámi Siida of North America

St. Olaf College

SWEA - Swedish Women's Educational Association International, Inc.

Trillium Tours

University of Minnesota Press

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Thank you!