Unfortunately we had to push this years LIFF back for a month due to a competing event that had priority with one of our venues. This years public festival will be held November 14 - 16th 2014. The LIFF will be held at the Verkehrshaus Luzern. Our official partners are the Swiss National Transportation & Media Museum and Bild & Ton Eventmedia AG.
During those days the city of Lucerne, cultural capital of central Switzerland, will enchant you with the magic of film. The brilliant venues of our hosting partner “Das Verkehrshaus”, which is the world’s largest transportation and media museum, will provide a beautiful ambience for the visitors. 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: We will offer again a Showcase, where we present many great movies. These movies didn’t make it into the final official selection solely because we received more movies than we can possibly show. The Showcase will also be located on the upper floor in the Verkehrshaus.
Your LiFF Team