Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis Recognising the best contributions to the Luxembourg film and audiovisual industry

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. 

© Filmakademie, Yann Tonnar

The winners are presented with statuettes produced by the Luxembourg artist Patricia Lippert.  

The 14 categories and the selected winners

Prize for Best Luxembourgish Fiction or Animated Feature Film

Superjhemp retörns by Félix Koch – Samsa Film

Prize for Best Fiction or Documentary Co-Production Feature Film

Collective by Alexander Nanau – Samsa Film


Prize for Best Animated Co-Production Feature Film

Les hirondelles de Kaboul by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec – Mélusine Productions

Prize for Best Short Fiction or Documentary Film

Portraitiste by Cyrus Neshvad – Cynefilms 

© Antevita Films

Prize for Best Animated Short Film

Seed of Hope by Claude Kongs – Antevita Films


Prize for Best Feature-Length Documentary

An Zéro - Comment le Luxembourg a disparu de Myriam T. et Julien Becker – Skill Lab

Prize for Best TV and New Animation Media Production

Fox and Hare by Mascha Halberstad and Tom van Gestel – Doghouse Films


Prize for Best Fiction or Documentary TV and New Media Production

Capitani by Christophe Wagner (director) and Thierry Faber (designer) - Samsa Film

© Samsa Film, RTL et Artemis Production

Prize for Best Female Performance

Sophie Mousel - as Elsa Ley (Capitani)

Prize for Best Male Performance

Luc Schiltz – as Luc Capitani (Capitani)

© Samsa Film, RTL et Artemis Production
© Samsa Film, RTL et Artemis Production

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

Prize for Best Music

André Dziezuk - for the composition of the soundtrack of Tel Aviv on Fire

Prize for Best XR Work

Ayahuasca by Jan Kounen - co-produced by a_BAHN

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

© Film Fund Luxembourg

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