CinÉast celebrates its 10th anniversary

The second largest film festival will be back in the Grand Duchy this Thursday.

cineastThe 10th"Film Festival of Central and Eastern Europe" started on Thursday and will end on 22nd October. Along with hundreds of film screenings - including a family programme -, concerts, DJ nights, concert films, debates and a photo exhibition will take place in Neumunster.

Hundreds of films will be screened during the couple of weeks of the CinÉast festival, including around sixty feature-length films and forty short films made in 19 Central and Eastern European countries. Eight films will compete for the big prize awarded by an international jury chaired by the French and Luxembourgish Film Director Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel, The Girl from Monaco).

A diverse programme

The programme is aimed at a diverse audience and different age groups. Speaking of which, the festival also holds something in store for famillies with young children with Kids Show, an afternoon of silent animated films.

Yet CinÉast is not only about films. The festival's varied programme ranges from concerts to film concerts and a photo exhibition, in a bid to strengthen the cheerful spirit that is so dearly cherished by its organisers.

Location wise, the festival plays the decentralisation card, with events in Luxembourg-City, Vianden, Esch-sur-Alzette, Mondorf-les-Bains, Rumelange and Sarrebruck.

A success story

For the past decade, CinÉast has become the second biggest film festival of Luxembourg after the Luxembourg City Film Festival, with more than 10,000 visitors. Radek Lipka - the organiser - and his small but great team of volunteers have been behind this success story since its humble beginnings which date back to October 2008.

(article written by the editorial team of the portal

  • Updated 09-10-2017