In just six years, the Luxembourg City Film Festival has established its position as the nation’s leading cinema event. With 21,900 visitors in 2016 and an increase of over 20% in cinema audiences compared with 2015. Since its inception in 2011 it is one of Europe’s festivals with the most spectacular growth.
Supported by the Ministry of Culture and the City of Luxembourg, it is the country’s official Film Festival. With this in mind, it is committed to presenting high-quality, exclusive content. Over eleven days, the Luxembourg City Film Festival features a vast panorama of contemporary fiction and documentary films both international and national with 154 screenings (in 2016), events and workshops in the three partner cinema complexes (Ciné Utopia, Utopolis Kirchberg – part of Kinepolis Group and the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg) and many of the capital’s cultural institutions.
Since 2012 the Luxembourg City Film Festival has become competitive with awards for the best international fiction film (10.000 €), best documentary (5.000 €) and best young audience film (2.000 €).
Running from 2nd - 12th March 2017, the 7th festival, including two full weekends, will provide easier access to special screenings, an exhibition and the different events organised at the festival’s headquarters, premiering to great success in 2016. At the Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain a “Virtual Reality Pavilion” powered by FARR & LuxFilmFest asbl. with exclusive 360°- militant films can be discovered.
Once again, the festival will draw audiences from the Greater Region and the rich national film scene, with some twenty production companies and nearly 800 film professionals working in Luxembourg.
In 2016, requests for over 360 press and professional accreditations came from more than 30 countries.
Furthermore the Luxembourg City Film Festival hosts events in collaboration with, among others, the United Nations, several diplomatic representations, and the European Film Academy.
We are looking forward to meeting you at our Festival!
Photo: © Romain Girtgen, CNA