Silvia Costa and Helga Trüpel to speak about culture and Europe in Cannes

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As previously reported, the 72nd Cannes Film Festival will be welcoming the LUX Prize-approved talent once again this year (read news). But they are not the only LUX family members that will attend the biggest film event of the year, taking place from 14 to 25 May.

The LUX Prize will be involved in several events organised this year at the festival, with the presence of MEPs Silvia Costa, member of Committee on Culture and Education and rapporteur for Creative Europe, and Helga Trüpel, Vice-Chair of the CULT Committee on Culture and Education, and one of the most important and active Members in the adoption of the new Copyright Directive.

Silvia Costa will participate in the panel introducing the new European Film Festival initiative on Friday 17 May. Under the title “Sharing the Love for Films with Global Audiences”, a conference taking place at 17.00 CET at the MEDIA stand at the Marché du Film will present the initiative created by Goethe Institut, Institut Français and Cineuropa to help set up screening events of European films in countries beyond the European Union borders. Lucía Recalde, Head of Unit Creative Europe MEDIA, main funding partner of the initiative, will open the panel.

The European Audiovisual Observatory will also welcome Silvia Costa as a participant in their events on Saturday 18 May, including the panel “European strategies to promote cultural diversity” at 9.30 CET at Cinéma Olympia, and the presentation of the new VOD indexing platform of European films, LUMIERE VOD (read more here) at 17.00 CET at the MEDIA stand.

The Europa Cinemas annual convention at Cannes, taking place on Sunday 19, will see Helga Trüpel join Silvia Costa, at 16.00 CET at the Hotel Conrad. Later on that evening, it will be time to celebrate women in European cinema, as the MEDIA stand will host a panel that will discuss ways of achieving a greater balance, as well as good practices from the EU industry and policy makers.

Lastly, this year, Creative Europe will organise several events on Monday 20, such as the European Film Forum (entitled "A Europe of talents: empowering creativity", and focusing on the creative side of the film industry), and information sessions on the new Copyright Directive (with Media Policy director Giuseppe Abbamonte), trends and investments in the audiovisual and cultural sectors. Both Silvia Costa and Helga Trüpel will be participating.