Sergei Loznitsa to head CinEast’s international jury
- The Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa has accepted the honour of becoming the president of the international jury of the 7th edition of CinEast
The CinEast festival specialises in showcasing and promoting the latest cinematographic works by directors from the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. CinEast also strives to become a platform for meetings, discussions and exchanges within the multicultural society of Luxembourg.
Sergei Loznitsa will be this editions head of this editions jury, evaluating the seven films in the official competition and will also give a masterclass and attend the screenings of his two latest features – Maidan [+see also:
film profile] and In The Fog [+see also:
film profile]. His attendance forms part of this year’s focus on Ukraine, featuring a special Ukrainian evening as well as a concert given by the band Zapaska. Many other special programmes are planned, including an evening dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the fall of the totalitarian regimes in CEE countries and an event exploring the cinematography and cultures of the Balkan countries.
The 2014 edition will be held from 9 to 26 October 2014 in a dozen venues in Luxembourg City and other towns inthe Grand-Duchy, with most screenings hosted by the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, the Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster and Ciné Utopia. The festival will offer around 100 screenings of more than 50 features and 40 short films from 18 countries, as well as many accompanying events (concerts, exhibition, culinary events, debates, etc.).
Moreover, a forum for film professionals “CinEast Pro” exploring co-production and cooperation possibilities between producers from CEE countries and Luxembourg (and the greater region) will take place on 20 October.
For more information go to http://www.cineast.lu/2014/