CinEast 2023 poster

CinEast (ciné-East) − Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg

  • held annually in October since 2008, with 9,850 festival-goers attending the 2022 edition
  • 50-65 features and 40 short films by directors from 21 CEE countries* over 18 days
  • over 100 screenings in a dozen cinemas in the city of Luxembourg and other towns
  • selection of outstanding fiction, documentary and animated films
  • Official Competition with awards given by the International Jury, the Press Jury, the Young Talents Jury and the audience
  • numerous guests (directors, actors, producers, etc.)
  • children's programmes, school screenings, mini-retrospectives, classics, etc.
  • events: concerts, parties, exhibitions, debates, themed evenings, culinary events & more

* Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine


CinEast team
Radek Lipka (festival director), Hynek Dedecius (artistic director), Maciej Karczewski (financial manager), Anna Sowada (events & guests coordinator), Milena Debeljković Sekulić (programme coordinator), Jakub Kučera (programmer), Anna Kasprzycka (guests & office coordinator), Senida Mujanović (young audiences & volunteers coordinator), Katarzyna Wilk (industry & publications), Jelena Radovanović (social media), Sofiya Kudryavtseva (print traffic manager), Grzegorz Kieliszczyk (ticketing manager), Meri Sava (online cinema), Charlotte Dessaignes (press assistant), Beatričė Narbutaitė (office assistant), Martyna Adamska (project manager), Ana Dishlieska Mitova (trainer), Dariusz Adamski (graphic design), Jiří Vlášek (graphic design), Iwona Księżopolska (graphic design), Martin Křemenák (webmaster), Filipe Marques, Marina Elena Tataram, Eszter Papp, Marina Seliškar, Dominika Uhríková, Meelik Mallene, Heinrihs Puciriuss, Videlina Dimitrova, Malina Sirotić, Zsuzsanna Cser, Sébastien Louis, Vitalijus Kiselius

You can contact us directly by sending an e-mail to festival(E)cineast.lu

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Awards 16

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' Prize".

The Young Talents Jury will select the winner of the "Young Talents 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.