Mar 04 2012

Luxembourg Film Industry Alive and Kicking

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SOURCE: http://www.luxembourgforbusiness.lu

The 5th biennial Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis (Luxembourg Film Prize) has been announced by Francois Biltgen, Luxembourg’s Minister of Communication and Media.

The prize is a joint initiative between public authorities and business organisations in the Grand Duchy with the aim of recognising and rewarding Luxembourg cinema, as well as to showcase and raise awareness of the film industry here.

Gabriel Boisante will present the awards on 9 March in the new Chapito venue at the Casino2000 in Mondorf-les-Bains, where around 850 people are expected to attend. Beforehand, the seven-person jury will review a total of 13 short films, 12 co-productions, 4 Luxembourg feature films and 5 animated films. In addition, no less than 125 film industry professionals will vie for the award for best artistic contribution and for best technical contribution to the Luxembourg film industry. For further information, see www.filmprais.lu.

Also, just one weeks’ time, the Discovery Zone – Luxembourg City Film Festival will run from 1 – 9 March and will include an evening of short films by young Luxembourg talent, as well as featuring the Avant-Premiers of three co-productions and one Luxembourg feature film. See www.discoveryzone.lu for details, including screening times.

An example of what cinemagoers can expect in the future in respect of Luxembourg co-productions is At Swim-Two-Birds, based on a novel by Flann O’Brien and directed by Ireland’s Brendan Gleeson and in which major Hollywood stars including Colin Farrell are expected to start filming in Luxembourg in the coming weeks. Cillian Murphy, Gabriel Byrne and Michael Fassbender have also been linked with this upcoming production.

Also, a number of other films are either being currently shot in Luxembourg, or are in pre-production, including the following:

Arrêtez-moi, directed by Jean-Paul Lilienfeld, co-produced by Nicolas Steil of Iris Productions and starring French actresses Miou Miou and Sophie Marceau, herself no stranger to Luxembourg

My Friend Vijay, directed by Sam Garbarski, co-produced by Samsa Film
Clownwise, directed by Viktor Taus, co-produced by Tarantula

The Congress, directed by Ariel Folman, co-produced by Paul Thiltges Distributions, with the 2D digital components and other animation currently beeing done at Studio 352

Tante Hilda, a feature-length 2D traditional animation movie, co-produced by Melusine Productions/Studio 352

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SOURCE: http://www.luxembourgforbusiness.lu

The 5th biennial Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis (Luxembourg Film Prize) has been announced by Francois Biltgen, Luxembourg’s Minister of Communication and Media.

The prize is a joint initiative between public authorities and business organisations in the Grand Duchy with the aim of recognising and rewarding Luxembourg cinema, as well as to showcase and raise awareness of the film industry here.

Gabriel Boisante will present the awards on 9 March in the new Chapito venue at the Casino2000 in Mondorf-les-Bains, where around 850 people are expected to attend. Beforehand, the seven-person jury will review a total of 13 short films, 12 co-productions, 4 Luxembourg feature films and 5 animated films. In addition, no less than 125 film industry professionals will vie for the award for best artistic contribution and for best technical contribution to the Luxembourg film industry. For further information, see www.filmprais.lu.

Also, just one weeks’ time, the Discovery Zone – Luxembourg City Film Festival will run from 1 – 9 March and will include an evening of short films by young Luxembourg talent, as well as featuring the Avant-Premiers of three co-productions and one Luxembourg feature film. See www.discoveryzone.lu for details, including screening times.

An example of what cinemagoers can expect in the future in respect of Luxembourg co-productions is At Swim-Two-Birds, based on a novel by Flann O’Brien and directed by Ireland’s Brendan Gleeson and in which major Hollywood stars including Colin Farrell are expected to start filming in Luxembourg in the coming weeks. Cillian Murphy, Gabriel Byrne and Michael Fassbender have also been linked with this upcoming production.

Also, a number of other films are either being currently shot in Luxembourg, or are in pre-production, including the following:

Arrêtez-moi, directed by Jean-Paul Lilienfeld, co-produced by Nicolas Steil of Iris Productions and starring French actresses Miou Miou and Sophie Marceau, herself no stranger to Luxembourg

My Friend Vijay, directed by Sam Garbarski, co-produced by Samsa Film
Clownwise, directed by Viktor Taus, co-produced by Tarantula

The Congress, directed by Ariel Folman, co-produced by Paul Thiltges Distributions, with the 2D digital components and other animation currently beeing done at Studio 352

Tante Hilda, a feature-length 2D traditional animation movie, co-produced by Melusine Productions/Studio 352

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