The Official Selection of the LUX Prize 2011 will be unveiled on 3 July

The Official Selection of the LUX Prize 2011 will be unveiled on 3 July

Established in 2007 the LUX Prize is a tangible symbol of the European Parliament’s commitment to the European film industry. Once again this year, the LUX Prize will cast a spotlight on ten films that reflect the richness and diversity of the European cultural landscape and the creative excellence of European cinema.

 

On 3 July at 6.30 pm at the Hotel Thermal, the LUX Prize 2011 Official Selection will be unveiled by Mrs Feo ALADAG, director, producer and scriptwriter of Die Fremde, LUX Prize 2010 winner, and Mrs Eva ZAORALOVA, artistic consultant of the KVIFF and newly appointed member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel, as well as by special guest Sibel KEKILLI, member of the 46th KVIFF Jury and leading actress of Die Fremde and by Mr Michel DEMOPOULOS, film critic, member of the 46th KVIFF Jury and of the LUX Prize Selection Panel. Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Mrs Olga SEHNALOVÁ will also attend.

 

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival takes place in Czech Republic since 1946. This international film festival is one the most important in Central and Eastern Europe. Each year, more than 200 films from the whole world are presented. For its 46th edition, from 1 to 9 July,European cinema in general and the LUX Prize in particular will be present, not only for the announcement of the LUX Prize 2011 Official Selection, but also within the jury (Michel DemopoulosSibel KekilliPietro Marcello) and the Young Greek Cinema section (Akadimia Platonos).

 

The LUX Prize, awarded annually by the European Parliament and voted for by MEPs, supports European cinema in the deep conviction that, as a mass cultural medium, it is an emotional and powerful vehicle for sparking debate and reflection on Europe, its values and its future.

 

The LUX Prize focuses on distribution by covering the cost of subtitling the winning film into the 23 official languages of the European Union (EU), including the adaptation of the original version for hearing or visually-impaired people, and supplying a digital cinema package or a 35 mm print in the 27 EU’s member states.

 

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