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!
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.
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.
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.
Follow the festival also through the images taken at our events and Q&As published on the Gallery page.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The festival's main photography exhibition Down with Walls! installed in the Caves voûtées of Neimënster will be accessible until 22 October.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
We are looking for volunteers to help us with the organisation of the festival. More information on the CinEast Facebook page.
An extensive photographic exhibition installed in Neimënster will complement the thematic cycle "Down with Walls". Vernissage is planned for 3 October at 17.30.
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.
The 12th edition of CinEast will take place from 3 to 20 October 2019 in Luxembourg and other towns of the Grand-Duchy.
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!