The LUX Prize gets ready for the awards ceremony

Lux Trophy

That time of the year is here! The LUX Film Prize awards ceremony will be held this Wednesday, 14 November, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Which of the three finalist films (Mila Turajlic’s The Other Side of Everything, Benedikt Erlingsson’s Woman at War and Wolfgang Fischer’s Styx) will take home the coveted award?

The ceremony will take place from 12h00 to 12h30 CET in the Plenary Chamber, with EP president Antonio Tajani in charge of handing out the award to the director and the producers of the winning film. If you don’t want to miss it, it will be live streamed here: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/website/webstreaming.html?event=20181114-1200-SPECIAL- CEREMONY . The ceremony will be followed by a press conference with the presence of the directors of the three finalist films.

As usual, the European Parliament has prepared a programme that will include events besides the ceremony. On Tuesday 13 at 17h30 CET, the Louise Weiss building will host the “Cinema beyond borders” media round table. Introduced by Head of the European Parliament Media Services Unit Raffaella de Marte, the round table will focus on how cinema can awake consciousness and provoke debates within the civil society while stimulating legislators to take actions. The directors of the three finalist films are set to participate, alongside Vice-President of the European Parliament Evelyne Gebhardt and Eurimages’ Susan Newman-Baudais, who will highlight together the ways the capacity films have to engage people in a profound and meaningful dialogue can be used.

Also in the event’s programme are the screenings of the three finalist films in Strasbourg. The Cinéma Odyssée will host the screening of The Other Side of Everything on Monday 12 at 20h00 CET, and the screening of Woman at War on Tuesday 13, at the same time. The day of the ceremony, Wednesday 14, will see the screening of Styx in the Cinema Saint-Exupéry in cooperation with Augenblick Festival. You can register for these screenings by sending a mail to epstrasbourg@europarl.europa.eu.

Stay tuned, and don’t miss the L-Day!