EP President Roberta Metsola will open the award ceremony at 18.00 in the presence of MEPs, creators and the people behind the five nominated films, and members of the public, with almost 1400 attendees having already registered.
You can follow the award ceremony online.
Journalists can still apply to interview the representatives of the nominated films: “Alcarràs” – director Carla Simón, producer Maria Zamora and actor Jordi Dolcet, “Burning Days” – director Emin Alper, actors Selin Yeninci and Ekin Koç, “Will-o’-the-Wisp” – director João Pedro Rodrigues, producer Joao Guerra Da Mata, “Triangle of Sadness” – actress Sunnyi Melles, “Close” – director Lukas Dhont and co-writer Angelo Tijssens.
To apply for an interview please fill this form before 22nd June.
On 27 June at 11.00, journalists are invited to a seminar with the representatives of the nominated films and MEPs, to discuss the issues brought to light by the shortlisted films, including the societal divides in Europe, discrimination and diversity, and the challenges of the creative industry in Europe.
To attend the seminar, please send a mail to email@example.com
Right after the announcement of the winner (around 19.20 on 27 June) a press conference will take place in Parliament’s Anna Politkovskaya press conference room with the winner, EP Vice-President Evely Regner (S&D, AT) and Honorary President of the LUX European Audience Film Award and Chair of the European Film Academy, Mike Downey.
The shortlist is chosen by a panel of film professionals, and the winner is decided jointly by MEPs and the public through a “ratings” system, with the views of MEPs and the public weighted equally. MEPs are still submitting their views, and around 45000 public reviews have already been received.
Since 2020, the LUX European Audience Film Award has been awarded by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy, in partnership with the European Commission and the Europa Cinemas network. It aims is to help promote and distribute European films with high artistic quality that reflect cultural diversity in Europe and beyond that touch upon topics of common concern, such as democracy, human dignity, equality, non-discrimination, inclusion, tolerance, justice and solidarity.