The official venue of this year's LiFF - Lucerne Int'l Film Festival is the Swiss Museum of Transport located in Lucerne.
Friday the 21st of October 2016 marks the Grand Opening of this year's festival with wide variety of films.
This red-carpet event is hosted by Gilles Tschudi and a few other surprise guests.
B+T Bild und Ton will enchant the Swiss Transportation Museum into a colorful festival event. And from the rooms of our Hotelpartner Monopol & Alpina you can enjoy the beauty of the Lake of Lucerne and the City.
The "i" in LiFF not only stands for "international", but also for "independent". International are the films shown at the festival and also the filmmakers that submitted their work from all over the world. Independent and free spirited are the subjects and contents of their films. Even low budget movies with strong stories get a chance to show their films at our festival. Our program is unique and most of the films cannot be seen in the mainstream theaters. Quality and content are of high importance - heartfelt and moving stories are the soul of the festival.
Worldwide, only a small percentage of films make it to the big movie theaters and get a chance to be seen by a larger audience. In many cases those lower budgeted films are historically and culturally absolutely unique but lack the necessary financial and marketing means to be shown in large cinemas. Exactly these are the pearls our team has found for you! We took various cultures as well as different tastes into account. You can look forward to classic dramas, fascinating documentaries, fancy comedies, exceptional animations as well as hair-raising horror and SciFi movies. The closeness and personal discussions between filmmakers and audience is our foremost priority.
Showcase: This year’s Showcase will be presented in a screening room at the festival and in a pure digital format. It will stream on our website. The Showcase will open on November 1st until the End of November 2016.
Your LiFF Team
The 2016 LiFF will start on October 21st to 23rd, 2016