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LuxFilmFest young audience programme unveiled



The Luxembourg City Film Festival has just unveiled its programme for young audiences.  (Photo: Nader Ghavami/Maison Moderne/Archives)

The Luxembourg City Film Festival has just unveiled its programme for young audiences.  (Photo: Nader Ghavami/Maison Moderne/Archives)

The Luxembourg City Film Festival has just unveiled its 2022 young audience programme. Here's a quick overview of what you shouldn't miss.

Budding film fans will not be disappointed by this 12th edition of Lux Film Fest, which will be held from 3 to 13 March.

For the little ones

A selection of films will be offered to children aged three and over. Among them, two programmes of six short films, entitled Cloudy and Enchanted Gardens. The former is a dialogue-free invitation to daydream and features a gnome, a polar bear or an Arctic hare around the themes of friendship and perseverance. Enchanted Gardens takes its young audience to wonderful worlds full of secrets. Also noteworthy is the presence of the timeless Pingu, the famous intrepid penguin.

For children over 5 years old

The Crazy Cinématographe for Kids is also back this year, with the theme of colour--an essential element in film making--as its common thread. Also on the bill for the five and over age group are various programmes of short films such as Grandir, c’est chouette! (Growing up is fun!) which deals with the question of self-assertion, La Princesse aux grandes jambes (The Princess with the long legs) and also Maman pleut des cordes (Mummy is raining cats and dogs) followed by Vanille (Vanilla).

Parents and children can also enjoy another notable animated film, Ma mère est un gorille (et alors?) ("My mother is a gorilla (so what?)), by Linda Hambäck.

For ages 12 and up

Older children will also appreciate the selection made especially for them, in particular La Traversée, which deals with the delicate issue of exile and which received the Best Screenplay award at the Premiers Plans festival in Angers in 2010. LuxFilmFest will also feature two local co-productions Himbereen mit Senf (Raspberries with Mustard) by Ruth Olshan and produced by Amour Fou, and Wou Ass d'Anne Frank/Where is Anne Frank, directed by Ari Folman and produced by Samsa Film.

Films and much more

LuxFilmFest is also hosting several workshops allowing youngsters to discover multiple facets of the world of cinema. In addition to these workshops, the 12th edition will also be an opportunity for young film lovers to take part in juries that will award various prizes.

Other events include the crème fraîche evening or master classes presenting the different stages of film creation. In collaboration with the Lycée des Arts et Métiers, students will also be able to play the role of video reporters during the event.

Individual tickets and passes will be available from 8 February on luxfilmfest.lu or via electronic kiosks at Kinepolis Kirchberg and Ciné Utopia. The full festival programme can be found at www.luxfilmfest.lu.

This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.