The administrative council, who came together on Tuesday, chose Yann Tonnar as the film academy's new president, relieving Claude Waringo of his duties.

Yann Tonnar thereby takes over Waringo's post, who has been at the film academy since its inception. Claude Waringo helped push a number of projects, such as introducing a jury to vote on the film awards and the VOD.lu platform.

Yann Tonnar is the director and creative producer of the RTL documentary series "routwäissgro"  and has been the general secretary of The Luxembourgish Association of Filmmakers and Scriptwriters since 2010.

In a Facebook post, Yann Tonnar said that he saw his work as a continuation of that of the previous director, who had left his mark on the film academy since its creation in 2012. For him, the film academy must contribute towards inspiring excellence in the field of the seventh art in Luxembourg.