Govinda Van Maele

Director, Gutland

Govinda Van Maele was born in Luxembourg in 1983, as son of Sri Lankan‑Belgian parents. He started making films in his teens and was hired to work in the local film industry after graduating high school. His directorial credits include the shorts Josh (2007), A Day in the Open (2012), and You Go Ahead (2013), as well as the documentary We Might As Well Fail (2011). He has worked as a curator of exploitation cinema at the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg. He lives in Turkey and Luxembourg.

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We’re delighted to announce the arrival of our 2019 programme! You’ll find an eclectic mix of international and Luxembourgish premieres, masterclasses with legends of contemporary cinema, Festival parties and much... → More

The big reveal…our 2019 visual

Our visual for Luxembourg City Film Festival 2019 is a celebration of fun and colour. Taken from a series by French photographer Marion Gambin which captures the vivacity of an... → More

Discover two hard-hitting documentaries with Ciné-ONU

Luxembourg City Film Festival is proud to welcome back Ciné-ONU for the fourth year running. Ciné-ONU hosts free, bi-monthly screenings of documentaries which shed light on issues relevant to the... → More