The LUX Film Prize returns this November

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

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

This year’s finalists, revealed in July during the Venice Film Festival, have been subtitled in all 24 EU official languages and will be screened during the LUX Film Days in more than 50 cities across 28 EU countries.

LUX Film Days

Simultaneous screenings of this year’s contenders - Robin Campillo’s BPM (Beats Per Minute), Valeska Grisebach’s Western and Amanda Kernell’s Sámi Blood – will take place on 8-10 November, with live Q+As streamed into participating venues and audience interaction via the #luxprize hashtag. Outside of these simultaneous screenings, the films will play in festivals and venues across the contitent. 

In the UK, public screenings of Western and Sámi Blood will be taking place at the Leeds International Film Festival, the Bath Film Film Festival and Tyneside Cinema.

Find out more about participating venues on the LUX Film Prize website.

BMP will be released nationally in January 2018.

The award

The film awarded the 2017 Lux Prize will be selected by MEPs and announced in Strasbourg on 15 November in the presence of the film directors. It will then be adapted for the visually and hearing impaired and will receive promotional support for its international release.

The audience opinion also counts!

You can make your voices heard in the public vote, open until January 31! The winning title will be announced at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018.

Cast your vote on the LUX Film Prize website.

Image credit: Valeska Grisebach’s Western (left) and Amanda Kernell’s Sámi Blood (right) are two of this year's selected LUX Film Prize shortlist.