The CinEast festival, in collaboration and with the support of one of its main partners, Kulczyk Investments, presents the Young Talents Award.

Five films by first or second-time film directors from the festival’s selection will be competing for this award. A separate Young Talents Jury composed of four students of the BTS cinema et audiovisuel at the Lycée des Arts et Métiers in Luxembourg will decide on the winner of the Award.

The award will be announced by the Jury at the CinEast 2022 Awards Ceremony on 22 October and the director of the winning film will receive an invitation to join the International Jury of CinEast 2022. In 2021, the Young Talents Award went to Polish director Dawid Nickel for his film Love Tasting. Dawid will be joining the Jury of CinEast 2022 as well as meet the students of the Lycée.

In collaboration and with the support of KULCZYK INVESTMENTS

Young Talents Competition

The 2022 Young Talents Competition will consist of five films:


Young Talents Jury

The 2022 Young Talents Jury:

Andy-Lee Hoareau
Léa Petitjean
Céline Schlesser
Kevin Wagner

The jury members will be guided in their choices by the Luxembourgish film director Eric Lamhène.


CinEast 2022 Young Talents Jury

Grand Prix 14

Main Awards - feature films

The International Jury will award the "Grand Prix" for the Best Fiction Feature Film and may also award a "Special Jury Prize".

The Press Jury will announce the winner of the "Critics' Award".

Audience Award - feature films

The audience is invited to cast their vote on films shown in main festival venues.
Voting is done by means of a carnet that you obtain at the entrance. The carnet has 5 faces (from dissatisfied to very satisfied) and you are simply asked to slightly tear the face corresponding to your impression from the film or mark it with a pen and place it in the voting box available at the exit.

The most successful film will be awarded the "Audience Award" which will be announced during the Awards Ceremony.

Audience Awards - short films

The audience present at the short films marathons will decide on the winners of:

  • Audience Award for the Best Short Fiction Film
  • Audience Award for the Best Short Animated Film
  • Audience Award for the Best Short Documentary Film

Voting will be done by means of giving points to short films on a sheet that you obtain at the entrance. Bring a pen, if you can.