A trip to Cannes for the 10th LUX Prize

After kicking off its 2016 edition with the approval of the new Selection Panel (news), the LUX Prize committee is moving from its Brussels headquarters to the French Riviera. Once again, the Cannes Film Festival (11-22 May 2016) will host several activities organised at the initiative of the European Parliament, with support from Members of the European Parliament, filmmakers and the festival organisers.

This year’s presence at Cannes will also mark a very special event for the LUX Prize. Given out for the first time in 2007, the award is now celebrating its 10th year. Those 10 years have been filled with cinematic discoveries, topical issues and cultural debates, and are now going to be honoured with a common event held in collaboration with partners at Directors’ Fortnight, at the Plage de la Quinzaine on Saturday 14 May.

The celebration continues on Sunday 15 with the LUX Uncovered event, a presentation of the new edition of the prize, which will take place at 17:00 at the Creative Europe stand, located in the Village International, Côté Riviera. LUX Prize coordinator and former Chair of the European Parliament Culture Committee Doris Pack will open the event, which will be attended by European Commissioner Günter Oettinger, LUX Prize winner Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida) and Chair of the Culture Committee Silvia Costa, who will close the event and welcome the guests for a celebration cocktail.

Silvia Costa will also be able to discuss the LUX Prize at other events at Cannes, such as the annual Europa Cinemas conference on Sunday, and the European Film Forum on Monday 16 May. A press conference will also enjoy the participation of Günter Oettinger, Pawel Pawlikowski, LUX Prize nominee Céline Sciamma, and Cannes Film Festival president Pierre Lescure.

Don’t miss the LUX Prize at Cannes and get in touch with Marisella Rossetti and Jindrich Pietras to know more!

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