LUX prize special

LUX prize special

Activities atound the LUX Prizes of the European Parliament


The LUX Prize (in Latin, lux means light) was established in 2007 as a tangible symbol of the European Parliament’s commitment to the European film industry and its creative endeavours.

Since then, the European Parliament casts an annual spotlight on films that go to the heart of the European public debate. Beyond the stories they tell, these films explore and question European shared values, look at the level of support for the project of building Europe and address cross-border concerns such as immigration, justice, solidarity, public freedoms and fundamentals rights. Each film offers a glimpse into the lives of Europeans, their convictions and doubts and their quest for identity.


A 17 person panel drawn from the film world select the films for the LUX Prize competition:

Marc Bordure (France). Producer of the 2011 LUX Prize winner Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro.

Catherine BURESI (France). Co-director, Berlinale’s Film Market.

Jose Luis CIENFUEGOS (Spain). Director, Seville European Film Festival.

Stephan DE POTTER (Belgium). Distributor, Cinéart

Michel DEMOPOULOS (Greece). Special Advisor on Fiction, ERT Public Television

Fatima DJOUMER (European Union). International relations and events administrator, Europa Cinéma

Marion DÖRING (Germany). Director of the European Film Academy, Producer of the European Film Awards

Jakub DUSZYNSKI (Poland). Distributor, Gutek Films

Per ERICSSON (Sweden). Responsible for Education and Teaching, Swedish Film Institute

Paul Peter HUTH (Germany). Editor and Film Critic at ZDF

Nick JAMES (United Kingdom). Editor, British Film Institute’s critical magazine Sight & Sound

Christophe LEPARC (France). Secretary-General, Directors' Firtnight, Cannes International Film Festival

Radu MIHAILEANU. Director, Author and Producer

Karel OCH (Czech Republic). Film Critic and Artistic Director of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Georgette RANUCCI (Italy). Operator and distributor, Lucky Red

Mira STALEVA (Bulgaria). Programmer, Sofia International Film Festival (IFF)

Éva VEZÉR (Hungary). Film and Audiovisual expert

Aviva SILVER (European Union). European Commission, responsible for the MEDIA programme and media literacy

Roberto OLLA (European Union). Director, Eurimages Fund, Council of Europe


Official Selection:

À perdre la raison. Joachim Lafosse (Bélgica, Francia, Luxemburgo, Suiza)

Barbara. Christian Petzold (Alemania)

Cesare deve morire (Caesar Must Die). Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (Italia)

Crulic – drumul spre dincolo (Crulic – The Path to Beyond). Anca Damian (Rumanía, Polonia)

Csak a szél (Just the Wind). Dirigida por Bence Fliegauf (Hungría, Alemania, Francia)

Djeca (Children of Sarajevo). Aida Begic (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Alemania, Francia y Turquía)

Io sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet). Andrea Segre (Italia, Francia)

L'enfant d'en haut (Sister). Ursula Meier (Francia, Suiza)

Louise Wimmer. Cyril Mennegun (Francia)

Tabu. Miguel Gomes (Portugal, Alemania, Francia, Brasil)

El Premio LUX 2012 se entregará de manera oficial el 21 de noviembre de 2012, durante una sesión del Parlamento Europeo en Estrasburgo (a la cual acudirán sus creadores) sobre la base de los votos de los propios eurodiputados.

The LUX Prize 2012 will be officially awarded November 21st, 2012, during a European Parliament session in Strasbourg (with the presence of the filmmakers) on the basis of the votes of their own MEPs.


In addition the public can vote until May 2013 through and also at LUX's "Special Mention of the Public" Facebook page.


Seville European Film Festival hosts in its IX Edition a very complete program of activities addressed to students and professionals related with the European Audiovisual.

The screenings that will take place at Seville Film Festival as well as in Segovia and Gijon are included in the programme Lux Film Days: 3 final nominees will be screened in a period of a month and a half in 27 countries a3OLnd in 23 languages.


Critics Workshop over Europe:

A working-day coordinated by Lumière Magazine’s critics, in which they will set the foundations of a specialized study about writing over contemporary film industry and cinema, using the following lines of discussion:


Political correctness in European cinema.

The values of European cinema. Prevailing ideas.

The co-productions policy and its cultural role. Do co-productions dilute or strengthen identity?

Cinema as a tool for the creation of a European collective consciousness.

Influence of European identity in the local film narratives.


Special screenings and Q&A with Euro MPs and industry agents:

Conferences and debates over cinema, cultural diversity and the construction of the European identity. The discussion day will be hosted after a meeting between Erasmus students and other mobility programs of communitarian and international students with Andalusian Euro MPs and authors of the screened movies.

Download here the LUX Days brochure.


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