With over 29,100 visitors in 2019 and a 21% increase of cinema audience members, the Luxembourg City Film Festival has firmly established itself as the nation’s leading cinema event and is one of Europe’s festivals with the most spectacular growth.
Supported by the Ministry of Culture and the City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City Film Festival is the country’s official film festival. With this in mind, it is committed to presenting high-quality, exclusive content of undeniable artistic value, featuring a vast panorama of international contemporary fiction and documentary films, special screenings, Luxembourgish productions and a young audiences programme.
Beyond the 208 screenings in the three partner cinema complexes (Ciné Utopia, Kinepolis Kirchberg, and the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg), the Festival welcomed 327 international guests and professional visitors in 2019 and dares to venture beyond film theatres, hosting special evening events, free workshops, exhibitions and concerts in many of the capital’s cultural institutions. In the ten years since its inception, the Festival didn't just earn the trust of these national institutions, but hosted several events in collaboration with international partners such as the United Nations, diplomatic representations, the European Film Academy, the World Bank as well as other Festivals.
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 €).
In these uncertain times, the LuxFilmFest team can offer you a slice of certainty by promising that we'll be there from 4th to 14th March 2021 to bring you the 11th edition of the Luxembourg City Film Festival. Whether in theatres, online or both, we will adapt to the sanitary measures in effect in March in order to offer you the best possible film experience. We will of course keep prioritising in-person cinema screenings but we will always make the safety of our viewers our first and foremost priority. We have therefore chosen to develop a digital solution for online screenings which, in addition to the in-person, in-theatre offer, will allow you to enjoy the Festival’s entire programme in the best possible conditions. Thanks to this digital platform, we will keep the flexibility to adapt to the restrictions that will apply in March.
Thus, from 4th - 14th March 2021, festivalgoers can expect 11 days centered on cinema online, as well as inside and outside the theatres in the city centre of Luxembourg.
We are looking forward to meeting you there!
Photo: © Romain Girtgen, CNA