CinEast 2020 main theme "Planting the future. Our planet and societies at a crossroads"

Going "hybrid" - CinEast 2020 presents films in cinemas and online

"Planting the Future" photo exhibition (Neimënster)

Cinédocs - extraordinary real life stories

Getting intimate with touching dramas

Apéro Jazz: HeFi Quartet (Neimënster 25/10)

Focus on Hungary

CinEast@Mudam - a documentary about Jan Švankmajer

Cinégastronomy - culinary events

Four debates after selected films (climate activism, corruption & power of media, online sexual abuse, eco-communities)

New country - Belarus

Ticket sales start 1/10

Ticket sales start 1/10

All tickets must be bought (or reserved with pass) online (available from 1 October). Due to limited capacities in cinemas we recommend buying/reserving tickets well in advance. Please make sure to read our section on Tickets and related FAQ.

Planting the Future

Planting the Future

The 2020 festival theme "Planting the Future. Our planet and societies at a crossroads” provides a reflection on the unsustainability of our relationship with the environment, and our social and economic models.

Focus on Hungary

Focus on Hungary

In 2020 CinEast puts the spotlight on Hungarian cinema and culture with a wide selection of new Hungarian features and shorts and a Hungarian band performing at the festival Opening party. More information

Programme published

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The full programme of the 13th edition will be published on Tuesday 29/10 at 8.30 am. Explore the Programme page or download the pdf version of the Programme/Flyer. 

New country - Belarus

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In 2020 we will for the first time screen films - 3 in total - from Belarus. The number of Central and Eastern European countries featured at the festival now reaches 21.

Photographic exhibition

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The 13th edition presents the photographic exhibition "Planting the Future. Our planet and societies at a crossroads" (Neimënster, 8-27 October, free). Photo © Kacper Kowalski

Hybrid edition

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In view of the situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of CinEast will go "hybrid" and combine screenings in cinemas with many films also available online. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get the latest updates.

Call for volunteers

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Would you like to help us make the 13th "hybrid" edition of CinEast a success and welcome audiences back to Luxembourg cinemas in a safe environment? Join our team by applying via volunteers(at)cineast.lu. More info here

CinEast 2019 figures

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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 2019

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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 2019

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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!"

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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

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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

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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

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

The Painted Bird

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Press conference

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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

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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"

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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