The ninth edition of the Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis took place on 26 November 2021 at the Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg City. At the ceremony, prizes were awarded in 14 categories. Read on to discover this year's winners and find out more about the Luxembourg film awards.
A democratic voting system
The Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis recognises the best contributions to the Luxembourg film and audiovisual industry. It showcases quality productions, encourages local creation, promotes the development of the Luxembourg film industry and helps bring Luxembourg's film and audiovisual works to a wider audience.
The jury votes by secret ballot in two rounds online. The jury is composed of the 400 members of the Filmakademie, all of whom are professionals in the audiovisual and film industry in Luxembourg. During the first round of voting, up to five nominees are selected for each category. The winners are chosen in the second round of voting.
The "Best XR Work" category is the only one to be decided by an ad hoc jury.
The winners are presented with statuettes produced by the Luxembourg artist Patricia Lippert.
The 14 categories and the selected winners
Prize for Best Feature-Length Documentary
An Zéro - Comment le Luxembourg a disparu de Myriam T. et Julien Becker – Skill Lab
Prize for Best Female Performance
Sophie Mousel - as Elsa Ley (Capitani)
Prize for Best Male Performance
Luc Schiltz – as Luc Capitani (Capitani)
Prize for Best Creative Contribution to a Work of Fiction or Documentary
Thierry Faber, Eric Lamhène, Christophe Wagner - for the script of the Capitani series
Prize for Best Creative Contribution to an Animated Work
Nicolas Debray, Gilles Rudziak and their team - for the animation of the feature film Wolfwalkers - Studio 352/Mélusine Productions
The Luxembourg critics' prize, a special non-Academy press prize, was awarded to Wolfwalkers by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart (Mélusine Productions) by the Luxembourg Association of the Film Press (Association luxembourgeoise de la presse cinématographique, ALPC).
Nearly ten editions...
The first edition of the Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis took place in 2003, under the joint impetus of public authorities, the Association of Film Technicians (Association des techniciens du film, ALTA), the Association of Filmmakers and Scriptwriters (Association des réalisateurs et scénaristes, LARS), the Association of Actors (Association des comédiens) and the Producers Association (Union luxembourgeoise de la production audiovisuelle, ULPA). The biennial event was organised by the Film Fund Luxembourg until 2014. Since then the Luxembourg film awards have been organised in collaboration with the Filmakademie. The roles are clearly defined: the Film Fund organises the award ceremony and the academy organises the voting.
If you are a member of one of the founding associations, a player in the film or audiovisual industry, head of a cultural film institute, a specialist teacher, a film critic, a festival director or a cinema operator, you are eligible to join the Filmakademie. Register here!