CinEast started in Luxembourg on October 6. This is one of the largest annual film festivals in Central and Eastern Europe.

As a sign of solidarity with the Ukrainian community in Luxembourg, CinEast has prepared a special Ukrainian program to highlight the importance of Ukrainian cinema, as well as to raise awareness about the situation in Ukraine.

The special Ukrainian program includes not only film screenings, but also photo exhibitions, concerts, and a charity project. As part of CinEast4Ukraine, a portion of the ticket price will be used to purchase an ambulance for the victims of the war in Ukraine.

Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine /

“We are grateful that a significant part of the world film community boycotts Russian cinema and film industry. Ukrainian cinema, on the contrary, despite the trials of war, is represented on almost every international platform. It is developing, becoming more accessible to the international audience. Cinema has a global impact. Cinema helps to highlight the true facts about the current war in Europe” said Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.

By the way, the 6th Eastern Ukrainian Film Festival KMD took place on Oct. 1-6 in a mixed online and offline format.