Opening concert with Yagody (Melusina 7/10)

Women's event - film & debate about women for (not only) women (Neimënster 7/10)

"Adaptations" photo exhibition (Neimënster)

Dubioza Kolektiv live at Rockhal on Fri 13 October!

Focus on Ukraine

Cinédebates - discussions with guests about interesting topics after selected films

Closing event with Äl Jawala (Rotondes 20/10)

Luxembourg @ CinEast (co-productions)

Obradović-Tixier Duo jazz matinée (Neimënster 15/10)

Cinédocs - reality caught on film

FunnyEast - a selection of comedies

Skalpel live in concert (Neimënster 17/10)

Cinéyouth - programmes for children and teenagers

CinEast 2023 Awards

CinEast 2023 Awards

Grand Prix: Citizen Saint
Special Jury Prize: Blaga's Lessons
Critics' Prize: Blaga's Lessons
Special Mention: Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
Young Talents Award: Larry
Audience Award: Sisters
Audience Awards for Best Short Films: Island of Freedom (fiction), Crab (animated), The Silence of the Banana Trees (documentary) details

Focus on Ukraine

Focus on Ukraine

We are proud to present Focus on Ukraine with many films & guests & talks, a concert, food... and also the CinEast4Ukraine charity project! Ukraine is on our poster, but most importantly it is in our minds and hearts. In collaboration with the Embassy of Ukraine in Brussels and Lukraine asbl. Details here.

Trailer CinEast 2023

Trailer CinEast 2023

We are pleased to present the trailer of the 16th edition of CinEast. Directed/edited by Matěj Sláma. Music: "Kid Satellite" by CYCLORAMA /, taken from the album "Kill The Myth". Available also on our YouTube channel.

LUX Audience Award days


CinEast is proud to collaborate once again on the screenings of the 5 films nominated for the LUX Audience Award between 16 and 25 Jan 2024 at Ciné Utopia. The screenings are free of charge - for details and reservations click here.


CinEast presents


Cycle of screenings outside the festival "CinEast presents" brings Radu Jude's "Do Not Expect Too Much From The End of the World" (Ciné Utopia, 13/12) with online Q&A and Agniezska Holland's "Green Border" (Ciné Utopia, 9/01) in the presence of the renowned Polish director. Tickets @

CinEast 2023 in figures


The 16th edition of CinEast attracted over 10450 participants, including 7500 spectators in cinemas, over 1250 online views and more than 1700 people attending our concerts. Huge thank you to all and see you in 2024!

CinEast 2023 in images


Some of the best moments from the 16th edition of the CinEast film festival. Thank you to all our partners, sponsors, team members, volunteers and the audience for making the festival a success! Music "Kid Satellite" by Luxembourgish indie-rock band Cyclorama/.

Grand Prix: Citizen Saint


The Grand Prix of CinEast 2023 goes to Citizen Saint by Tinatin Kajrishvili. The film will be repeated on Sun 22/10 at 7 pm at the Cinémathèque. Tickets are available here.

EEFFN creation


During the Awards Ceremony the creation of the Eastern European Film Festival Network (EEFFN) was announced, bringing together CinEast, GoEast FF (Wiesbaden, DE), BEAST IFF (Porto, PT), Eastern Neighbours FF (The Hague, NL), A l'Est FF (Rouen, FR), and EU Youth Cinema: Green Deal (Vienna, AT) to increase the visibility of Eastern European cinema across Europe. 

Photos Awards ceremony


Photos from the CinEast 2023 Awards Ceremony, just like photos from all major festival events, are available in our Gallery. Thanks so much to all our fantastic photographers!

Masterclass Patrice Leconte


A unique encounter with the renowned French director - a career interview with film extracts, moderated by journalist Pablo Chimienti. Sunday 22/10 at 16.30 at Cinémathèque. Tickets here.

National evenings


Don't miss our national evenings - typically including a film, a guest and an informal drink with some free traditional snacks, in collaboration with local associations or embassies. On the menu this year: Serbian (10/10), Czech (14/10), Croatian (15/10), Slovenian (18/10) & Ukrainian (19/10).

Photos in galleries


You can find photos from the festival in our galleries here and don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter/X to get all the latest updates and tips.

Dubioza Kolektiv @CinEast


One of the highlights of the musical programme of CinEast 2023 will be the concert of the Bosnian band Dubioza Kolektiv on the lucky Friday 13 October at the Rockhal. Organised in collaboration with Rockhal. Get your tickets here.

Japanese concert!


The Japanese Balkan/polka/chanson project Charan-Po-Rantan joins the line-up of the Opening concert with Yagody. Don't miss this highly peculiar first act of the evening and enjoy the party!

Opening film


The Official Opening of the 16th edition will take place on 5 October at 7 pm at neimēnster. The ceremony will be followed by the Opening film - the extraordinary documentary from Ukraine In the Rearview by Maciek Hamela, recent winner of the Sheffield DocFest.

Tickets on sale


You can now purchase your festival pass and single tickets to screenings as well as preorder online viewings. Explore the programme and make sure not to miss out! You can also support the festival by buying a fan pack or vip pack.

Dubioza Kolektiv @CinEast


One of the highlights of the musical programme of CinEast 2023 will be the concert of the Bosnian band Dubioza Kolektiv on the lucky Friday 13 October at the Rockhal. Organised in collaboration with Rockhal. Get your tickets here.

Programme published


The programme of the 16th edition of CinEast can now be consulted or downloaded. The tickets and passes will be on sale from 22 Sept. Discover our films in competition, jury members, guests, concerts and more.

Opening with Yagody (UA)


The energetic folk band Yagody from Ukraine will perform live at the festival's Opening event at Melusina on Sat 7/10 from 8 pm. Followed by a DJ party and with Ukrainian food available! Get your tickets here (5 EUR from each ticket goes to our charity project).

Press conference


The full programme and all details about our competition line-up, films, guests, juries, concerts and other events will be presented at our Press Conference held at the Cinémathèque on Tue 19 Sept. (11 am). On 20 Sept. the programme will be published on our website.

Call for volunteers!


Join the CinEast team and help us make the upcoming 16th edition as wonderful as possible. We need you and your skills (e.g. photography, video, graphics, driving...)! Apply by 18 Sept here.

CinEast 2023 visual


The visual for the 16th edition is based on a photo by Marta Iwanek taken near Lutsk in Ukraine before the war. We hope that you like it! Click to see the whole poster.

Klondike - charity screening


A special charity screening of the award-winning film Klondike on 12 June at the Cinémathèque, organised in the framework of "CinEast presents" cycle of screenings outside of the festival and "Ukrainian Days in Luxembourg". We managed to collect 1036,96 EUR! Thank you!

CinEast 2022 figures


The 15th edition of CinEast attracted over 9850 participants, with over 6800 spectators in cinemas, 1200 online views and more than 1800 people attending our special events. Big thanks to all and see you in 2023!

CinEast 2022 - a look back


Video capturing some of the best moments from the 15th edition of the CinEast film festival held in Luxembourg from 6 to 23 October 2022. Photos from the festival are available in our gallery.

CinEast4Ukraine charity


Thanks to your generosity we managed to collect 16500 EUR through our CinEast4Ukraine charity project. We sent an equipped ambulance and some sleeping bags to help those in need in Ukraine. More info here.

Festival gallery


Photos from the festival are available in our gallery. Follow us on social media too - get the latest news on the festival Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

CinEast 2022 winners


The Grand Prix of CinEast 2022 goes to the film Gentle by L.Csuja & A.E.Nemes (repeated on Sun at Cinematheque)! Other prizes: 107 Mothers by P.Kerekes (Special Jury Prize), How Is Katia? by C.Tynkevych (Critics' Prize), Sonata by B.Blaschke (Audience Award). Congratulations!

Online Cinema until 6 Nov.


CinEast Online Cinema with many films from the festival programme is available until 6 November. Get a special discounted Online Pass (5 screenings) and support our charity project (5 EUR from each pass goes to CinEast4Ukraine).

Charity finale screening


Special screening of Luxembourg, Luxembourg in the presence of the director Antonio Lukich, followed by the finale of the CinEast4Ukraine charity project with the possibility to purchase photos from our exhibitions. Sun 23/10, 18.30 at Neimënster.

Awards Ceremony 2022


The Awards Ceremony of CinEast 2022 will take place at Kinepolis Kirchberg on Sat. 22/10 at 7pm. The ceremony will be followed by the screening of The Happiest Man In The World by the president of the International Jury Teona Strugar Mitevska.

Joryj Kłoc live


Join us at the CinEast Ukrainian Evening with the folk-rock band Joryj Kłoc. Ukrainian short films programme “The One Minutes Jr. Ukraine“, Ukrainian food and a DJ set are also on the menu of this special event at Rotondes (20/10).

Short film marathons


Four short film marathons presenting some of the most remarkable short films from CEE countries (fiction, documentary and animated) are on the programme, starting with fiction shorts (South) at Neimënster on Tue 11/10.  

DZ'OB in concert


The Ukrainian avantgarde ensemble DZ'OB will perform live at Neimënster on Wed. 19/10 at 8 pm. Think of Aphex Twin meeting Shostakovich.

Pamfir - premiere


We are proud to host the national premiere of Pamfir by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk. The film was co-produced by Adolf El Assal from Wady Films (Luxembourg) and also Klaudia Śmieja from Madants (Poland) - both will attend the screening on Tue 18/10 (Ciné Utopia 7 pm).

Zamachowski & Vagnerová


Two well-known actors attending the festival on Sunday 16/10: Zbigniew Zamachowski talking about his rich career after Three Colours: White (Cinémathèque), and Hana Vagnerová sharing secrets about Borders of Love (Neimënster).

Goran Bregović at CinEast


CinEast & Rockhal present the legendary musician Goran Bregović with his Wedding & Funeral Band live at the Rockhal in Esch sur Alzette on 17 October 2022. Get your tickets here!

Debate on sustainability


After the film The Visitors, the director Veronika Lišková and the head of Greenpeace Luxembourg Raymond Aendekerk will discuss environmental and social sustainability and building communities. Cinémathèque on Fri 14/10 at 20.30.

Communities exhibition


The vernissage of the "Communities" photo exhibition takes place on Thu 6/10 at the Cloitre in Neimënster. In the presence of the curator Martyna Szymańska, free entrance. The exhibition will be freely accessible until 23 October.

Debate about Ukraine


The debate Ukraine at a Crossroads tackling the context of the current situation in Ukraine with directors Christina Tynkevych and Denys Husakov will follow the Ukrainian Short Films Programme on Wed 12/10 at 8pm at Neimënster.

Women's Event


The traditional event about women for (not only) women this year with Nightsiren and debate tackling gender equality, sexual empowerment and misogynistic stereotypes. Sun 9/10 at 8pm Neimënster, with scriptwriter Barbora Námerová and Jacques Molitor.

Films in competition


We are proud to present the Official Competition selection. Discover the 7 films in competition of CinEast 2022 here. We are also happy that we have achieved a perfect gender balance as regards the film directors of the competition films.

Concerts & parties


CinEast also offers many musical events. Check out this year's Cinémusic selection and book your tickets not to miss out. From electro-pop (MYDY) through Balkan (Goran Bregović) to live soundtracks to silent films or Ukrainian folk-rock, make your pick.

Programme is published


The full programme of the 15th edition of CinEast is now available in the Programme section and can be also downloaded here. You can also buy festival passes and tickets for most screenings and events via our ticketing page.

Call for volunteers


Help us make this 15th anniversary edition a success. Become a volunteer of CinEast 2022. We'd love to have you in our team! Apply here by 18 September.

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.