Cineast 2019 poster

CinEast (ciné-East) − Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg

  • held annually in October since 2008, 10,400 festival-goers in 2018
  • over 65 features and over 50 short films by directors from 20 CEE countries* over 18 days
  • around 100 screenings in a dozen cinemas in the city of Luxembourg and other towns
  • selection of outstanding fiction, documentary and animated films
  • official competition with awards given by the International Jury, the Press Jury and the audience
  • over 40 guests (directors, actors, producers, etc.)
  • children's programmes, school screenings, mini-retrospectives, classics, etc.
  • events: concerts, parties, exhibitions, debates, themed evenings, culinary events & more

see more details in our presentation

* Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro,  North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

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Main Awards - feature films

The International Jury will award the "Grand Prix" for the Best Fiction Feature Film and may also award a "Special Jury Prize".

The Press Jury will announce the winner of the "Critics' Award".

Audience Award - feature films

The audience is invited to cast their vote on films shown in main festival venues.
Voting is done by means of a carnet that you obtain at the entrance. The carnet has 5 faces (from dissatisfied to very satisfied) and you are simply asked to slightly tear the face corresponding to your impression from the film or mark it with a pen and place it in the voting box available at the exit.

The most successful film will be awarded the "Audience Award" which will be announced during the Awards Ceremony.

Audience Awards - short films

The audience present at the short films marathons will decide on the winners of:

  • Audience Award for the Best Short Fiction Film
  • Audience Award for the Best Short Animated Film
  • Audience Award for the Best Short Documentary Film

Voting will be done by means of giving points to short films on a sheet that you obtain at the entrance. Bring a pen, if you can.