The 2017 LiFF was cancelled due to loss of sponsorship
It was not meant to be... with great heartship the 2017 festival was cancelled. The founder and initiator Guido Baechler has resigned as festival director and turned the torch over to a new group of individuals who are going to continue with the 2020 LiFF Lucerne Int'l Film Festival, internally referred to as LiFF 2.0. It's a sad story and it would have been another amazing festival at the Swiss National Museum of Transportation.
The biggest loss is the Premiere of an Animated Children Movie
It's difficult for independent animated children movies to find theater release in Switzerland and the cancellation of the 2017 LiFF means that movie lovers miss out on this amazing film.