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

Closing event with Branko Galoić Trio (Melusina 23/10)

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

New country - Belarus

CinEast 2020 Awards

CinEast 2020 Awards

Grand Prix: Servants
Special Jury Prize: Mare
Critics' Prize: Stories from the Chestnut Woods 
Audience Award: Collective
Audience Awards for the Best Short Films: Lake of Happiness (fiction), Way of Sylvie (animated), We Have One Heart (documentary) details

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

CinEast 2020 trailer

CinEast 2020 trailer

The official trailer of the 13th edition of CinEast. Created by Ágnes Kocsis and Noémi Mehrli, based on footage from the film Eden by Ágnes Kocsis. Additional cinematography by Vitalijus Kiselius.

CinEast 2020 figures


The 13th hybrid edition of CinEast attracted over 6450 participants, with 3150 spectators in cinemas, over 2700 online views and more than 600 people attending our special events. Many thanks to all and see you in 2021!

CinEast 2020 in images


A video capturing some of the best moments from the 13th edition of the CinEast film festival held from 8 to 25 October in Luxembourg. Photos from the festival are available in our gallery.

Jury members & guests


See the members of our International Jury - presided by Tomasz Wasilewski - as well as the Press Jury here. There are also quite a few guests that will participate at the 13th edition (physically or online) - see here.

Awards Ceremony 2020


The Awards Ceremony of the 13th edition of CinEast takes place on Saturday 24 October at 19.00 at Kinepolis Kirchberg. The ceremony will be followed by the screening of the Closing film Sweat by Magnus von Horn and an online Q&A with the director. 

Grand Prix repetition


The winning film Servants by Ivan Ostrochovský will be repeated today (Sun 25/10) at 21.00 at the Cinématheque. Many films will stay available online until 8/11. Photos from Awards Ceremony here.

Films online until 8 Nov.


The physical festival is over, but you can continue watching many of the festival films in our CinEast Online Cinema until 8 November. Go to

Branko Galoić Trio


The Closing event of CinEast 2020 at Melusina on Friday 23/10 (from 7pm) offers live performance of Branko Galoić Trio with a unique combination of Balkan music & various other influences. Reservations by tables - hurry up to book yours here.

Festival photos in gallery


Follow the festival also through the images taken at our events and Q&As published on the Gallery page

Photographic exhibition


The 13th edition presents the photographic exhibition "Planting the Future. Our planet and societies at a crossroads" (Neimënster, 8-27 October, free). The opening of the exhibition - 8/10 from 5.30 (free entrance). Photo © Kacper Kowalski

Glory to the Queen


The Luxembourg premiere of the documentary Glory to the Queen, co-produced by LU/AT company Amour Fou, in the presence of the Georgian director Tatia Skhirtladze, takes place on Monday 19/10 at 7pm at Ciné Utopia.

Debate on climate activism


A discussion "Environmental grief and climate activism" on the radical forms of fighting for/defending the climate. After the screening of the film Grief by Andrea Culková (Friday 16/10, 7pm, Kinepolis Kirchberg), with the director and other guests.

Debate after Collective


A discussion on systemic corruption and the power of media after the screening of the award-winning documentary Collective. With the director Alexander Nanau and the main protagonist, the journalist Catalin Tolontan (both joining online) & the Luxembourgish co-producer Bernard Michaux. Tuesday 13/10 at 7pm at Kinepolis Kirchberg.

CinEast 2020 is here!


The 13th edition of CinEast was inaugurated at the Official Opening that took place at Neimënster on 8/10, with around 130 guests. See photos. The marathon of 110 physical screenings of 47 features and other events has just started. Enjoy the festival!

New country - Belarus


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.

CinEast 2020 trailer


The official trailer of the 13th edition of CinEast. Created by Ágnes Kocsis and Noémi Mehrli, based on footage from the film Eden by Ágnes Kocsis. Additional cinematography by Vitalijus Kiselius.

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.

Programme published


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

Hybrid edition


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


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) More info here

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 2019


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


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!