The 15th edition of CinEast (Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg) opens tonight and runs through October 23rd. This year’s festival will contain around 120 physical screenings of 55 features and 45 short films.
The Macedonian director Teonora Strugar Mitevska will preside over this year’s International Jury. The other members of the jury that will award the Grand Prix and the Special Jury Prize are Luxembourgish actor Luc Schiltz, Czech director Erika Hníková, Luxembourgish producer Marion Guth, and Polish director Dawid Nickel.
The festival’s opening film is Luxembourg, Luxembourg by Antonio Lukich, which will be screened after the Official Opening ceremony held on October 6th at the Neimënster cultural centre in Luxembourg.
The main thematic cycle of the 15th edition is “Communities” and includes numerous films and an extensive photo exhibition. The programme features films from 20 countries of the former Eastern bloc screened at major venues in the city of Luxembourg (Cinémathèque, Neimënster, Ciné Utopia, Kinepolis Kirchberg) as well as other towns in the country. A large part of the films will also be available online – with a limited number of views and geo-blocked to Luxembourg – through “CinEast Online Cinema”, the festival’s dedicated VOD platform (cineast.eventive.org).
Also on the programme: Focus on Czechia (organised in collaboration with the Embassy of Czechia in Luxembourg), Special Ukrainian Programme, four discussions (ciné-debates) on hot topics, six concerts, an extensive photography exhibition “Communities”, an exhibition of film posters, a photography/art exhibition, youth programmes, special themed evenings and more.
The festival will welcome around 30 guests, including Alina Grigore, Zbygniew Zamachowski, Ilmar Raag, Christina Tynkevych, Anna Eszter Nemes, Vojtěch Mašek and others.
MYDY Opening Event
The opening event kick off of Cineast will be a performance done by MYDY! They are a Czech electro, dance and pop band! Their performance will be followed by by a DJ party!
Films on Thursday 6 October
19:00 at Neimënster: Luxembourg
20:00 at Ancien Cinema: Every Single Minute
Films on Friday, 7 October
18:30 at Neimënster: How I Learned How to Fly
18:30 at Cinematheque: Gentle
19:00 at Ciné Utopia: Fucking Bornholm
19:30 at Melusina Club: the opening event with MYDY
20:00 at Kulturfabrik: The Visitors
20:30 at Ciné Utopia: R.M.N
Films on Saturday, 8 October
16:30 at Ciné Utopia: Beanie
18:00 at Cinémathéque: How is Katia
18:00 at Neimënster: The Wedding Day
20:00 at Cinématheque: The Last Race
20:30 at Neimënster: Featured Film About Life
Films on Sunday, October 9
15:00 at Cinématheque: Les Ours Gloutons
16:30 at Neimënster: My Favorite War
18:00 at Cinématheque: Occupation
20:00 at Neimënster: Nightsiren
Visit out the website for tickets and more info!