Film festivals for cinema enthusiasts

Do you like movies? Luxembourg and the town of Villerupt, right on the French-Luxembourg border, are home to two famous film festivals. Film buffs will find plenty to devour their passion with the presentation of these international films! Reserve your dates and passes!

Cinéast, Central and Eastern European Film Festival October 5-22, 2023

Since its first edition in October 2008, CinEast (ciné-East) – Central and Eastern European Film Festival has been held every year in Luxembourg. This year, the 16th edition will take place from October 5 to 22, 2023 in Luxembourg.

As in previous years, around 100 films and documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe will be shown in Luxembourg cinemas. Remember that the 2022 edition welcomed nearly 10,000 people! Let’s hope this new edition does at least as well.

Every year, the Cinéast festival welcomes some forty prestigious guests. Presenting the films in competition, they are also happy to chat with the public during the various events of this Eastern European film festival.

At the end of the festival, the best film will be chosen by the international jury, the press jury and the public.

Concerts, themed evenings, exhibitions and debates all contribute to creating a very special atmosphere. Special events also delight children at this Eastern European film festival. Children are not forgotten, as there are plenty of activities planned for them!

Are you passionate about cinema and curious to discover the world beyond the silver screen? Cinéast is calling for volunteers.

The 2023 edition is sure to delight movie buffs once again! Don’t miss it.

More information on the Festival website

Italian Film Festival in Villerupt from October 27 to November 12, 2023

This year, for its 46th edition, the Villerupt Italian Film Festival will delight Italian film fans from October 27 to November 12, 2023. While precise details are not yet known, we can already announce the following.

The 46th Villerupt Italian Film Festival

For this new edition, over 70 films will be screened in 7 cinemas and 4 towns over 300 sessions .

Every year, the Villerupt Italian Film Festival attracts some 40,000 people of all ages and nationalities. The festival offers a unique opportunity to discover films that are not usually shown in theatres. Luxembourg’s traditional cinemas. During this festival, authors and actors often come in person to present their cinematographic works.

The history of the Villerupt Italian Film Festival

The first edition of the Villerupt Italian Film Festival took place in 1976, on the initiative of a small group of young Italian film enthusiasts. The Villerupt, Lorraine, France has in the past been home to numerous Italian migrantswho have settled here to work in the mining sector.
For this first edition, the festival was hosted by the Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture. For its grand premiere, the festival presented some twenty Italian films in their original version with French subtitles. The festival lasted five days.

But due to the Italian crisis in the film industry and organizational constraints, the festival was discontinued in 1983. It was only in 1998 that it became topical again. Today, it’s one of the must-attend events for film buffs.

Over 100 volunteers help to organize and run the event every year. Reserve your pass now or sign up as a volunteer.

For further information, please visit the Festival de Villerupt website.

The Lux Film Festival, a benchmark film event

Every year, the Lux Film Festival brings together film buffs and lovers of international cinema in Luxembourg. The American magazine Moviemakers has named it one of the “25 coolest film festivals in the world”!
Scheduled from March 2 to 12, 2023, the 13th edition of the Luxembourg Film Festival promises to be exceptional once again. So, film lovers, book your dates!

The novelties of the 13th edition of the Lux Film Festival

There are several new features in this 13th edition, including new labels.

First of all, the “Late Night bizarre by Kinepolis” label will present 5 films combining horror, fiction and fantasy. The label “festival Pops” will present films representative of the “Hollywood Art House”. The “Out of the Box” label will honor films committed to an innovative approach.

The Fipresci Prize of the International Federation of Film Press will replace the Critics’ Prize. The out-of-competition and Young Audience films will be part of the films rewarded by the 2030 Award by Luxembourg Aid & Development

As always, the Luxembourg Film Festival will feature numerous film screenings. National and international in origin, the films cover a wide range of subjects. In addition, you can attend debates and meetings with renowned directors and actors.
Of course, many parties come to animate this event of the 7th art. The jury is also present at certain events and you can even meet them.

This festival will also be an opportunity to honor one of the greatest names in cinema: David Lynch. An exhibition “Small stories by David Lynch” will be dedicated to him from February 10 to April 16 at the Cercle Cité.

Films presented from March 2 to 12, 2023 at the Lux Film Festival

During this new film festival in Luxembourg, you will have the opportunity to discover many films, documentaries and short films selected from all over the world.

More than a hundred films are selected for the event. They will be projected in the emblematic places of the city of Luxembourg the Cinémathèque, the Ciné Utopia and Kinepolis.

During this new festival, you will be able to attend round tables or participate in workshops.

The youngest are not forgotten since several films are intended for them within the framework of the young public programming.

At the end of this festival, different prizes are awarded to meet the tastes and criticisms of all ages, including youth and children.

The Luxembourg City Film Festival is an opportunity to see international film productions, which are generally less promoted in the cinema, compared to the big American productions which benefit from an enormous visibility.


Tickets must be reserved in advance, even for free sessions

By purchasing a Festival Pass, you can fully enjoy this cinema event. You can buy your tickets and passes directly on the internet or at the festival box offices of the participating theaters.

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