Walking On Water at Mudam (13/10)

Film & dance performance with Trois C-L (Banannefabrik 11/10)

Women's event with Little Star Rising (Neimënster 6/10)

Slavic night with Krambabula (Sang a Klang 12/10)

Traveller's evening (Neimënster 10/10)

Photo exhibition 'Down with Walls' (Neimënster)

Balkan Party with Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar (Melusina 4/10)

Focus on Lithuania with films, guests & more

Cinédocs: looking at the world around us

Closing event with Malaka Hostel and Baltic Balkan (Melusina 19/10)

National premieres of Luxembourg co-productions

Apero Jazz: Artur Dutkiewicz Trio plays Hendrix & more (Neimenster 13/10)

FunnyEast: have fun with CinEast

Remarkable animated films

Touching dramas

CinEast 2019 awards

CinEast 2019 awards

Grand Prix: Oleg
Special Jury Prize: Corpus Christi
Critics' Prize: Corpus Christi 
Audience Award: Honeyland
Audience Awards - Short Films:
The Christmas Gift (fiction), Toomas Beneath The Valley Of The Wild Wolves (animation), Dancing For You (documentary) (more details)

CinEast 2020 call for entries

CinEast 2020 call for entries

Submit your film to the 13th edition of CinEast film festival held from 8 to 25 October 2020 in Luxembourg. The deadline is 30 June 2020. Click here for more information and the link to our submissions partner FilmFestivalLife.

Festival trailer

Festival trailer

We are proud to present the festival trailer of the 12th edition of CinEast  directed by Adolf El Assal, starring Nilton Martins and Monique Hartmann.

CinEast 2019 figures


The 12th edition of CinEast attracted over 11200 people, with more than 9100 spectators in cinemas, which is the highest number ever. Many thanks to all and see you in 2020.

Awards Ceremony


The Awards Ceremony of the 12th edition of CinEast took place on Saturday 19/10 at 8pm at the Cinémathèque Luxembourg. Followed by the screening of the film The Whistlers by Corneliu Porumboiu.

Festival galleries


Follow the festival through the photos from the various Q&As and events in our gallery and also via our Facebook page.

"Down with Walls!"


The festival's main photography exhibition Down with Walls! installed in the Caves voûtées of Neimënster will be accessible until 22 October.

LUX Film Days


The screenings of the three finalists competing for the European Parliament's LUX Prize will take place on 14, 19 and 21 November at Ciné Utopia.

Grand Prix repetition


The Latvian film Oleg by Juris Kursietis, the winner of the Grand Prix of CinEast 2019, will be screened once again on Sunday 20/10 at 20:30 at the Cinémathèque.

Guest of honour


Buy tickets online for the encounter with the Polish actress Krystyna Janda (Dolce Fine Giornata, 18/10, 7pm, Kinepolis Kirchberg, tickets).

The Painted Bird


Václav Marhoul's monumental film The Painted Bird based on the novel by Jerzy Kosiński screened exclusively on Wed 16/10 at 20.45 at Ciné Utopia. Tickets at the venue only.

Lithuanian evening


The Lithuanian evening organised in the framework of our Focus on Lithuania on Friday 11/10 at Cinémathèque features two films, guest Marija Kavtaradze (Summer Survivors) and Lithuanian drinks & snacks.

Travellers' evening


An evening dedicated to independent travelling with the film Trabant: There And Back Again and debate with director Dan Přibáň and travellers Anabela & Jorge Valente of diariesof magazine.

World premiere


The short film Is That, Like, Your Real Job? by Lithuanian/Luxembourgish director/actress Gintare Parulyte is screened in World Premiere as part of the Short fiction films marathon on 9/10, 18.30 at Cinémathèque.

CinEast 2019 has started


The opening of the 12th edition was very successful, with over 270 people attending the ceremony and the screening of the opening film My Thoughts Are Silent. See photos in our gallery.

Opening film


The festival will open with a special screening of the Ukrainian film My Thoughts Are Silent by Antonio Lukich, which will be screened right after the Official Opening ceremony (3/10 at 7pm, Neimënster)

Jacques Doillon - President


We are honoured to announce that the International Jury of CinEast 2019 will be presided by the French director and scriptwriter Jacques Doillon. See all the members of our two juries here.

Programme published


The complete programme is available on the Programme page and also in PDF format for download.

Press conference


The Press conference of the 12th edition of CinEast will take place on 18 September 11 am at the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg

Call for volunteers


We are looking for volunteers to help us with the organisation of the festival. More information on the CinEast Facebook page.

Exhibition "Down with Walls"


An extensive photographic exhibition installed in Neimënster will complement the thematic cycle "Down with Walls". Vernissage is planned for 3 October at 17.30.

Musical programme


CinEast 2019 will have plenty to offer to music fans: Balkan music performances by Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar and Malaka Hostel, modern Slavic folk by Krambabula, Apero Jazz by Artur Dutkiewicz Trio, electro ciné-concert by Karpov Not Kasparov & more.

CinEast 2019 dates


The 12th edition of CinEast will take place from 3 to 20 October 2019 in Luxembourg and other towns of the Grand-Duchy.

CinEast 2018 figures


The 11th edition of CinEast attracted over 10400 people, with more than 8100 in cinemas, 1700 at festival events and 600 at school screenings. Many thanks to all and see you in 2019!

Photos from 2018


Make sure to follow our festival on facebook, twitter or instagram and look back at our events and guests in photo galleries.

Charity project outcome


Thanks to your contributions we managed to collect 2901.94 EUR for the Bulgarian association Rusalya (more details). Thank you!