Hybrid edition - plunge into movies in cinemas as well as online

CinEast 2021 thematic cycle "Dreams of Escape"

Opening event with Vasko & The Uncles From The Dark (Melusina 8/10)

Cinédocs - reality caught on film

"Dreams of Escape" photo exhibition (Neimënster)

Reflecting social media and the online world

Love evening

Jazz cinéconcert: Kuba Więcek Trio (Neimënster 17/10)

Cinédebates - discussions with guests about interesting subjects after selected films

Luxembourg co-productions

Celebrating 100 years since the birth of Stanislaw Lem

Focus on Slovenia

Closing event with Flying Orkestar & Lazarus Soundsystem DJs

Programmes for children and teenagers

LUX Audience Awards 2022

LUX Audience Awards 2022

Three screenings of the LUX Audience Award nominees - Quo Vadis, Aida? (28/4, with Q&A), Flee (3/5) & Great Freedom (5/5, with Q&A) - will take place in Kinepolis Kirchberg. Free entrance but reservations compulsory here.

CinEast 2021 Awards

CinEast 2021 Awards

Grand Prix: Murina
Special Jury Prize: Never Gonna Snow Again
Critics' Prize: Miracle
Audience Award: Love Around the World
Young Talents Award: Love Tasting
Audience Awards for the Best Short Films: Boredom (fiction), Red Shoes (animated), Stolen Fish (documentary) details

CinEast 2021 trailer

CinEast 2021 trailer

Discover the official trailer of the 14th edition of the CinEast film festival. Directed by Jerzy Gnatowski.

CinEast 2022 dates


The 15th anniversary edition of CinEast will take place from 6 to 23 October 2022. Save the date and get ready for a good dose of Central and Eastern European films, music & more.



Thanks to your generosity our special charity screening of "The Earth Is Blue As An Orange" by Iryna Tsylik on 31/03/2022 and the related action raised 5432,52 EUR that we donated to LUkraine asbl. See photos. We will continue to support Ukraine throughout 2022.

CinEast 2021 figures


The 14th hybrid edition of CinEast attracted over 8500 participants, with more than 4800 spectators in cinemas, over 2600 online views and more than 1100 people attending our special events. Many thanks to all and see you in 2022!

CinEast 2021 in images


A video capturing some of the best moments from the 14th edition of the CinEast film festival held from 7 to 24 October in Luxembourg. Photos from the festival are available in our gallery.

Charity project results


We are happy to announce that in the framework of the 2021 Charity Project we managed to collect 2239,06 EUR for the Lindenfeld Association in Romania. Thank you for your generosity and stay tuned for more details.

Grand Prix repetition - Murina


The Croatian film Murina, the winner of the CinEast 2021 Grand Prix, will be repeated today (Sunday) at 20.30 at the Cinematheque. Get your tickets here.

Awards Ceremony 2021


The Awards Ceremony of CinEast 2021 takes place on Saturday 23/10 at 7pm at Kinepolis Kirchberg. The Ceremony will be followed by the Closing Film My Sunny Maad by jury member Michaela Pavlátová. Limited number of tickets available here.

Meet Radu Jude


Three opportunities to meet the Golden Bear winner and Jury president Radu Jude: special screening of Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn with extended Q&A (21/10), Awards Ceremony (23/10) or the Encounter with Radu Jude (24/10). Not to be missed.

Closing with Flying Orkestar


The Closing event of the 14th edition brings a live performance by the notorious French band Flying Orkestar and a Balkan party with Lazarus Soundsystem DJs from Belgium. Eastern European food and drinks available. Tickets (12/15 EUR).

Photos in our gallery


See photos from the festival events (including the Opening concert and cinédebates) and Q&As in our gallery. Follow us also on Facebook and Instagram for fresh updates, visuals and videos.

Cinéconcert by Gregario (LU)


Live soundtrack by Luxembourgish duo Gregario to Czechoslovak animated short movies "The Hand" and "Archangel Gabriel and Mistress Goose" by Jiří Trnka (Wed 20/10 at 8pm at Rotondes). Tickets for 10 EUR here.

Meet director of Brotherhood


The Italian director Francesco Montagner who won the Pardo d'oro of the Cineasti del presente at Locarno this year with the documentary Brotherhood, will present the film on Mon 18/10 at 20.45 at Neimënster.

Love Evening


Don't miss our "Love Evening" on Sun 17/10 from 18.00 at Neimënster with the documentaries Love Around The World & A Marriage and the debate Faces of Love in the presence of the film director Kateřina Hager and local experts Sandra Michely and Christine Fandel.

As Far As I Can Walk


The Luxembourgish premiere of the Crystal Globe-winning film As Far As I Can Walk co-produced by Les Films Fauves, with director Stefan Arsenijević, producer Miroslav Mogorović, co-producer Gilles Chanial and others - 16/10 at 7 pm at Kinepolis Kirchberg. Tickets here.

Friday for the Planet


Special evening "Friday for the Planet" with documentaries As Far As Possible & The Last Generation followed by the debate Dreams of Escape from the System with the director of Greenpeace Luxembourg Raymond Aendekerk, directors of both films and a protagonist - 15/10 from 6.30 at Neimënster.

Passes and tickets


Festival passes (hybrid & online), Fan packs and VIP packs now available here! Tickets sale starts on Friday 1 October. Events tickets are already available - see the Practical section for more details.

Meet Ioana Bugarin


Romanian actress Ioana Bugarin (also in our Cinéfocus) will meet CinEast audiences during the Q&As after the screenings of the films Miracle and Mia Misses Her Revenge on 12-14 October. 

The Living Witnesses


The special gala screening of the Luxembourgish film The Living Witnesses in the presence of the directors, producers and protagonists, followed by a debate, takes place on Sun 10/10 at 7 pm at Kinepolis Kirchberg. Tickets here

Women's event


Don't miss the first ciné-debate "Quiet Female Rebellion" in the framework of our Women's Event with the film Hive and special guests Blerta Basholli, Vinciane Istace and Gosia Kramer. Moderated by Martyna Adamska (Sat 9/10, 19.00, Neimënster)

Exhibition vernissage


The vernissage of the photographic exhibition "Dreams of Escape" takes place on Thu 7/10 at 5.30 at Neimënster (free entrance), in the presence of featured artists Rafael Heygster ('Corona Rhapsody') and Martyna Wojtkowska ('Free Tracks').

Radu Jude - president


We are honoured to be able to announce that the International Jury of the 14th edition of CinEast will be presided over by the award-winning Romanian director and scriptwriter Radu Jude. Discover the films in competition and the other members of our juries

Opening concert tickets


Don't miss the Opening Event of CinEast 2021 (Melusina, Friday 8/10 from 7.30pm) - Balkan evening with two concerts and a DJ party! Vasko & The Uncles From The Dark (SI) & Trio Dandy (FR) live and DJ Grounchoo (FR). Get your tickets here (15 EUR).

CinEast goes CovidCheck


The 14th edition will be organised under the CovidCheck regime. This means that at physical screenings and events you will be asked to show your CovidCheck certificate or undergo a quick test. More info.

Programme published!


The full programme of the 14th edition of CinEast film festival has been published. Browse or download the programme and start planning your experience with CinEast 2021.

Call for volunteers


We are looking for volunteers who could help us with the organisation of the festival in October. If you are interested in this experience, please sign up here. We would love to have you on board!

Press conference


The full programme, including the films in competition and members of the juries will be presented at the CinEast 2021 press conference held on Wednesday 22 September at 11am at the Cinémathèque (17 Place du Théâtre, Luxembourg). 

Short films programmes


The selection of short films in all three categories - fiction, animated and documentary - has been closed. The 35 selected films, many of which have received important awards, will be presented to you during four short film marathons at Neimënster and Cinémathèque. 

CinEast 2021 visual


We are pleased to share with you the poster of the 14th edition of CinEast (version without partners logos). Feel free to download it here and use it to help us promote the festival.

2021 - a hybrid edition


The 14th edition of CinEast (7-24 October 2021) will once again be organised in the "hybrid" format, with regular screenings in cinemas combined with content available online. 

CinEast 2021 dates


The upcoming 14th edition of CinEast will take place all around Luxembourg from 7 to 24 October 2021. Make sure to mark these dates in your calendar! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get the latest updates.

CinEast 2020 Awards


Grand Prix: Servants
Special Jury Prize: Mare
Critics' Prize: Stories from the Chestnut Woods 
Audience Award: Collective

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.