What the LUX FILM PRIZE can offer to professionals?
The LUX FILM PRIZE is much more than a prize attributed to the best European film of the year. It is a unique initiative that aims to boost the circulation of the films. For this reason the films in the LUX FILM PRIZE Competition benefit from the following services and tools, which mainly help reduce distribution costs. By default sales agents, producers and festivals can also take advantage of the LUX FILM PRIZE package.
The LUX Film Prize can provide the following package:
subtitling the finalist films in the Competition in the 24 official languages of the European Union
production of a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) per EU country with corresponding subtitles
educational flyers on each of the finalist films in the 24 official languages of the European Union
production of adapted versions for visually and hearing impaired persons
additional promotion of the finalist films and the 10 films shortlisted in the Official Selection
quality label LUX FILM PRIZE (Selection, Competition, Winner).
The quality and usefulness of the package is proven since 2012 when the films in Competition started to be part of the LUX FILM DAYS – screenings of the subtitled films across Europe – which allow the audience to learn more about the story and the characteristics of the films and share their emotions with other Europeans.
The LUX FILM PRIZE filmography contains already 80 remarkable European films, now accessible in our catalogue. For better orientation you can search by keywords and at the end find also an index according to languages, subtitles and educational material. In addition, it offers useful information about the genre and the story of the film, the duration, the cast, the crew and the sales agents. It is a real manual for every cinema professional.
The LUX Prize films are selected by a pan-European Selection Panel of cinema professionals who have a deep knowledge of the continent's current cinematic trends. The films are chosen based on artistic aspects and the stories they tell. In every year's list there are artists already well-known competing next to young artists who are in some cases making their debut. This mirrors the European Parliament´s commitment to culture.
1. Use of the LUX Prize label conditions
The use of the LUX Prize label is subject to authorisation, which will not be granted if such use would be contrary to the LUX Prize's values and principles, if the label is to be used for commercial purposes or if it is to be used in conjunction with the logo, name or trade mark of a firm. Each case will be considered individually in order to ascertain whether the aforementioned conditions are met. Authorisation does not confer any entitlement to exclusivity.
Requests should be sent to:
Directorate-General for Communication
2. Reference to LUX Prize - Official Selection
Once your film is part of the current year's European Parliament Film Prize's Official Selection − LUX Prize, we invite you to insert the "LUX Prize − Official Selection" label on every communication support you intend to use. It must be mentioned clearly and visibly in the main credits at the beginning of the film, as well as in the major publicity material for the film, including DVD.
3. Reference to LUX Prize - Competition
We ask you to insert the "LUX Prize − Official Selection - Competition" label on every communication support you intend to use. It must be mentioned clearly and visibly in the main credits at the beginning of the film, as well as in the major publicity material for the film, including DVD.
4. LUX Prize label
In Latin, LUX means light.
The concept underlying the LUX Prize visual identity is the Tower of Babel. Beyond the aesthetics of the place painted among others by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, the Prize puts a positive interpretation on this myth. Like cinema and European integration, the Tower of Babel is a symbol of history being written, where linguistic and cultural diversity join forces permitting a common European culture to emerge.
Subject to agreement with the producer(s) of the films concerned, the European Parliament has authorised the use of the following labels:
- The label "LUX PRIZE - THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IS COMMITTED TO CULTURE"
- The label "LUX PRIZE 2016-OFFICIAL SELECTION" for the 7 films in the Official Selection which are not in competition
- The label "LUX PRIZE 2016-OFFICIAL SELECTION - COMPETITION" for the 3 films which are in competition
- The label "LUX PRIZE 2016-WINNER" for the winning film in the LUX Film Prize 2016
Download the labels of the LUX Prize 2015
Download the labels of the LUX Prize 2014
Download the labels of the LUX Prize 2013
Download the labels of the LUX Prize 2012
Download the labels of the LUX Prize 2011
Download the labels of the LUX Prize 2010
5. Pedagogical kits
Download the pedagogical kits of the LUX Prize 2014 finalists:
Class Enemy -- Pedagogical Kit
Ida - Pedagogical Kit
Girlhood - Pedagogical Kit