With the record number of 29,300 visitors in 2017 and a 34% audiences increase compared with 2016, the Luxembourg City Film Festival has firmly established itself as the nation’s leading cinema event. 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 of undeniable artistic value. Over the course of eleven days, the Luxembourg City Film Festival features a vast panorama of contemporary fiction and documentary films both international and from Luxembourg, special screenings, and an extensive young audience programme in the three partner cinema complexes (Ciné Utopia, Kinepolis Kirchberg, and the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg). Besides these 191 cinema screenings (in 2017), the festival also dares to venture beyond film theatres, hosting events, workshops, exhibitions and concerts in many of the capital’s cultural institutions.
In 2012 the Luxembourg City Film Festival became competitive with awards for the best international fiction film (10,000 €), best documentary (5,000 €) and best young audience film (2,000 €).
Running over 11 days from 22nd February - 4th March 2018, including two full weekends, the festival's 8th edition will provide easier access to special screenings, an exhibition at the Cercle Cité and the different events organised in the festival’s headquarters at Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain - a first after being headquartered for two years in a marquee tent at the Place de la Constitution.
With 279 Luxembourgish and international guests, over 65 volunteers, 280 professional and press accreditations, the festival has certainly found its audience and will continue to draw cinephiles from the Greater Region and the rich national film scene with some twenty production companies and over 900 film professionals working in the Grand-Duchy.
In the seven years since its inception, the Luxembourg City Film Festival has not only established a history of collaboration with national cultural institutions, but also hosted many events in cooperation with international partners, 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