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LUX Prize 2012

The 6th Edition of the LUX Prize Competition started on October 16, with the Members of the European Parliament voting for their favourite film and selecting the winner among the three finalists.

LUX Prize 2012

LUX Prize 2012

The 6th Edition of the LUX Prize Competition started on October 16, with the Members of the European Parliament voting for their favourite film and selecting the winner among the three finalists.

Storified by cineuropa.org · Thu, Nov 01 2012 09:12:43

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The three films competing for the 2012 LUX Prize  are:


Just the WindBence Fliegauf
Countries: Hungary, Germany, France

Bence Fliegauf, director of the LUX Prize finalist "Just the Wind"luxprize
Just the Wind trailer / Csak a szél előzetesGörhöny Film

Io sono Li - Andrea Segre
Countries: Italy, France

Andrea Segre, director of the LUX Prize finalist "Io Sono Li"luxprize
Promo - Trailer - Io Sono LiJolefilm

Tabu - Miguel Gomes
Countries: Portugal, Germany, France, Brazil

Miguel Gomes, director of the LUX Prize finalist "Tabu"luxprize
TABU - Official HD Trailerpalacefilms

From November 5-16, two weeks of screenings will take place in the European Parliament. To share this event with the city of Brussels and its citizens, the LUX Prize of the European Parliament is organising three special screenings and a debate at the Bozar - on November 5, 6 and 7.


The same three films will be also shown in the 27 Member States as part of the LUX FILM DAYS organised by the European Parliament Information Offices and will be followed by topical debates and exchange of views.


“We strongly believe that the stories told by European cinema help the European citizens to understand better each other, from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean. In these troubled times, better mutual understanding between nations and citizens is more and more important. This is why sharing the same cultural event and exchanging views on common issues could serve as a way to build bridges between people. Needless to say, between citizens and institutions”, declared Isabelle Durant, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Doris Pack, President of the Committee on Culture and Education in a joint declaration.


After the screenings, the MEPs' votes will be cast due 20 November, and the LUX Prize winner will be officially awarded on 21 November before the sitting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, in presence of the filmmakers.



Click here to read the interview with Romanian director Radu Mihaileanu, honorary president of the LUX Prize selection panel, and watch a report filmed during the panel’s first meeting.

LUX Prize LUX Prize 2012 - Selection Panel's first meetingThe first meeting of the LUX Prize 2012 Selection Panel took place on March 22 within the European Parliament in Brussels. French direc...