The LUX Prize films celebrate the 30th European Film Awards

European Film Awards 2017

It’s only a matter of days now! The European Film Awards are celebrating their 30th edition on Saturday 9 December at Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin, and the global film industry will give its full attention to the eagerly awaited ceremony.

As usual, the LUX Prize selection will be present as well. This year, of the eight LUX Prize films initially considered for the awards (read the news), no less than five will be vying for prizes in some of the categories.

Robin Campillo’s LUX Prize finalist BPM (Beats Per Minute) has been nominated in the most important category, European Film, as well as in European Actor, thanks to the heart-wrenching performance by lead actor Nahuel Pérez Biscayart. As a reminder, the film has already won the European Editor Award (read the news***).

Yet the LUX-approved film with the most nominations is The Other Side of Hope, by maestro Aki Kaurismäki, which is competing in the European Film and European Director categories and for the People’s Choice Award, as well as for the European University Film Award parallel prize.

The European Comedy category is graced for the first time this year with a LUX-approved film. King of the Belgians, directed by duo Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, vies for the award for the funniest film of the year.

Lastly, two other Official Selection films, two deeply emotional first features, Summer 1993 by Carla Simón and Heartstone by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, are also heading to Berlin to compete for the European Discovery - Prix FIPRESCI and European University Film Award, respectively.

The ceremony will be streamed live on, starting with the red carpet at 17.00 CET, to be followed with the ceremony at 19.00 CET. Don’t miss it!