Spotlight – Bucharest International Light Festival

Up-to-date information on the annual Spotlight Festival in Bucharest can be found on the official website.

The festival is organized by ARCUB, the state cultural institution of Bucharest. The website is only available in Romanian.


Bucharest – 100 years of Romanian unity


On the occasion of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the great unity of Romania, the team of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Berlin created various light art projections on four historic buildings in Bucharest. The motifs featured personalities and events closely linked to the history of Romania.

Three nights from November 30th to December 2nd, 2018, around the Romanian National Day on December 1, these four important buildings of the capital shone along the Calea Victoriei: the Athenaeum, the University Library, the CEC Palace and the Palace of Justice.


In April of 2018, the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Berlin team transformed the historic centre of Bucharest into an open air light art exhibition. The creative director and producer from the German capital, Birgit Zander, was also the artistic director of the entire Spotlight Festival.

Together with ARCUB , the state cultural institution of Bucharest, they presented over 25 projections and installations under the motto “United we shine” on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the great reunification of Romania. It was a special honour for the team from Berlin to open the Spotlight Festival on 12. April 2018!


The Berlin team was delighted to present selected light art installations, produced by the Festival of Lights International GmbH, in the beautiful city centre of Bucharest for the Spotlight Festival 2017.


The Spotlight International Light Festival took place for the second time in Bucharest from 05th – 08th of May. Interactive installations, light and sound shows, video mappings and colourful projections lit up the city centre.

Light Carpet IRIS, by TUE in cooperation with Pronorm
This extraordinary carpet played with the perception of the visitors. The changing colours of light brought the patterns to life and provided a unique experience for eyes and mind.

Penguin Army by Chillout Lichtdesign, co-produced by Festival of Lights International GmbH
An army of penguins shone in the middle of Bucharest. Sounds strange? In Kretzulescu Park in the heart of the city they brought light into the darkness. And if you listened carefully, you found Fynn and Dana, two very talkative penguins who explained some things in more detail.

Angels of Freedom by OGE Creative Group
After the great success of the Angels of Freedom at the Berlin FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, the German metropolis has sent the Angels of Freedom to Bucharest for the Spotlight Festival. Five luminous angels invited the visitors to become part of the installation.