Follow the LUX Film Prize with us
On Sunday 3 July, as part of the KVIFF industry events programme, the European Parliament unveiled the 10 films nominated for the 2016 LUX Film Prize, six of which are MEDIA-funded. The ten films are:
- A peine j’ouvre les yeux (As I open my eyes) (France, Tunisia, Belgium, United Arab Emirates)
- A Syrian Love Story (UK)
- Cartas da guerra (Letters from war) (Portugal)
- Krigen (A War) (Denmark)*
- L’avenir (Things to come) (France, Germany)*
- La pazza gioia (Like crazy) (Italy, France)*
- Ma vie de courgette (My life as a courgette) by Claude Barras – Switzerland, France*
- Sieranevada (Romania, France)*
- Suntan (Greece, Germany)
- Toni Erdmann (Germany, Austria, Romania)*
In addition to revealing the films for 2016, the 2015 audience choice award was announced, with Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven taking home the prize.
A short-list of three titles, which go on to be subtitled into 24 official EU languages and travel across all 28 countries in the European Union for the LUX Film Days, is announced on 26 July at the official press conference of the Venice Film Festival in Rome and the final prize ceremony takes place in November, in Strasbourg. The winning title is then further promoted and adapted for the visually and hearing impaired.
Creative Europe Desk UK is joining the LUX Film Prize and its celebration of European cinema by exploring the ten films over the coming months through to the final stage. Watch this space and join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.
Explore the previous editions of LUX Film Prize on the website.
The films marked * are MEDIA-funded.
Image: The ten nominated films, via the LUX Prize website
12 Jul 2016