LUX Prize 2012
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The films selected to compete this year were (co)produced by Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and Turkey. The list is a mixture of titles directed by established filmmakers alongside a young and promising generation of authors, including three female directors:
Our Children - Joachim Lafosse
Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland
Barbara - Christian Petzold
Caesar Must Die - Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
Crulic - The Path to Beyond - Anca Damian
Just the Wind - Bence Fliegauf
Hungary, Germany, France
Children of Sarajevo - Aida Begic
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France and Turkey
Io sono Li - Andrea Segre
Sister - Ursula Meier
Louise Wimmer - Cyril Mennegun
Tabu - Miguel Gomes
Portugal, Germany, France, Brazil
After revealing the official selection in Karlovy Vary, the three films in the 2012 LUX Prize Competition will be unveiled at the Venice Days press conference in Rome on 24 July. The three final candidate films will be screened as special events at the Venice Film Festival (29/08-9/09) and in all the 27 Member States of the European Union from October 15 to November 20 in the framework of the LUX Film Days.
The LUX Prize 2012 will be officially awarded on 21 November 2012 during a sitting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg in presence of the filmmakers. In addition to providing the distributors with the subtitles of the winning film and versions for the visually and hearing impaired, the LUX Prize will offer an incentive for the film's promotion throughout the European Union.
The LUX Prize, established in 2007, is awarded annually by the Members of the European Parliament. It pursues two main objectives: spotlighting the public debate on the European Union (EU) project and values and supporting circulation of European films within the Union.