2018 LUX Film Prize shortlist announced

The three films in contention for the 2018 LUX Prize were announced on 24 July at the Venice Days press conference. They are:

  • Styx by Wolfgang Fischer (Germany/Austria) – the odyssey of a solitary woman who comes to the aid of a group of refugees whilst at sea
  • The Other Side of Everything by Mila Turajlić (Serbia/France/Qatar) – a poignant documentary which explores the turbulent history of Serbia as well as the family history of the director  
  • Woman at War by Benedikt Erlingsson (Iceland/France/Ukraine) - a modest environmental activist is determined to bring down heavy industry one electric pylon at a time.

The European Parliament LUX Prize casts spotlight on films that go to the heart of European public debate.

It aims to enhance the circulation of European films, to promote the diversity of European cinema and to spark discussion about major societal issues raised in the films selected. Previous winners include Sami Blood, Toni ErdmannMustang, and Ida.

The three selected films will become the core of the 2018 LUX Film Days with each film subtitled into the 24 official EU languages. The films will be screened to the public at cinemas and festivals across 28 EU countries from October to December.

The European Parliament will vote on the winner of the LUX Prize in November. The winning title will then be adapted for those with visual and hearing impairments and will receive promotional support during its international release.

Find out more about the films on the LUX Prize website

Image: Benedikt Erlingsson's Woman at War is one of three films competing for the 2018 LUX Film Prize