The LUX Prize panel

A 16 person panel drawn from the film world select the films for the LUX Prize competition. The panel includes producers, distributors, cinema operators, festival directors and film critics. The European Commission (CREATIVE EUROPE-MEDIA programme) and the Fund Eurimages of the Council of Europe sit as observers.
The European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education approuve the panel members. Each year, it replaces one-third of the members. A representative of the film which won the previous year's prize is an ex officio member of the panel. Founders members and Observers are not entitled to vote.

Selection Panel - Current members Selection Panel - Former members

  • Peter
    Hungary
    Distributor, Festival Programmer
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2014

    Peter Bognar is co-founder of HungariANT,  an independent community based film distribution 2.0. He is also CEO of Cinefil, a film distribution company on art house cinema. Anxious to find path between film and its audience, his mission is to navigate through the sea of content. 

  • Jose Luis Cienfuegos
    Jose Luis
    Spain
    Director, Seville European Film Festival
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    Director of the Gijon Internacional Film Festival from 1995 to 2011, he has focused in independent cinema and radical, noncomformist views of European cinema. In the past few years, the festival has paid tribute  to directors like Fatih Akin, Tsai Ming-Liang, Aki Kaurismäki, Abbas Kiarostami, Paul Schrader and many others.
    He has been a member of a comittee of experts for screenplay analysis for the Institute of Cinematography and Visual Arts of the Ministry of Culture (2006 and 2007), he has organised film analysis courses, been a programmer for entities such as the Centro Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, worked in press offices and founded the Aula de Cine of the University of Oviedo while he was taking a degree in Psychology.
    Since 2012, Jose Luis Cienfuegos is the Director of the Seville European Film Festival.

  • Stephan De Potter
    Stephan
    Belgium
    Distributor, Cinéart
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    Mr De Potter has been working for more than 15 years in Independant Distribution Companies. He joined Cineart in 1997 as General Manager Benelux and is in charge of acquisitions and theatrical releases in Belgium and The Netherlands.
     
    “The Parliament's support of films representing the diversity and the values of Europe will benefit the whole film community. By the quality and the messages they bring, the Prize will also favour the spread of culture among all the Member states and to the European citizens".

  • Fatima Djoumer
    Fatima
    European Union
    International relations and events administrator, Europa Cinéma
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    Ms Djoumer joined Europa Cinéma in 1993 as Head of International Relations. Europa Cinéma supports the circulation of European films outside their country of origin. It works with young audiences to develop their interest in European films. Since 2004, Europa Cinéma has expanded its film theatre network outside Europe, particularly in Asia, South America and the Mediterranean.
     
    "I am happy the European Parliament created the LUX Prize. This is the best political guarantee for the cultural diversity of European cinema across Europe!"

  • Marion Döring
    Marion
    Germany
    Director of the European Film Academy, Producer European Film Awards
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    Ms Döring, a former journalist, has been connected with the European Film Academy since it started in 1988. In 1996 she became the Academy's director. Since 2004, she also acts as producer for the European Film Awards and, since 2006, as managing director of EFA Productions GmbH, the company producing the Awards together with the European Film Academy.
     
    “In a globalizing world, films can play an essential role in helping understand other cultures and mentalities. A camera can get extremely close to a human being, sometimes closer than a human eye and, at the same time, it is able to transmit what it sees to a large audience. Initiatives like the LUX Prize are important measures to bring our films to the attention of the people.”

  • Jakub Duszynski
    Jakub
    Poland
    Distributor, Gutek Films
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    Mr. Duszynski is a film distributor, festival programmer and co-president of Europa Distribution. For the past 11 years, he's been head of acquisitions and the creative director for Gutek Film, Poland's leading art house company. He was also for many years Programme Director of Poland's major film festival New Horizons.
     
    "11 years of experience in film distribution has taught me to value excellent initiatives geared towards the promotion of films and cinema. LUX Prize is one of them and I am really happy to be able to share my enthusiasm for European cinema with EU Parliament members, who are also passionate about cinema."

  • Per Ericsson
    Per
    Sweden
    Responsible for Education and Teaching, Swedish Film Institute
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    Per Ericsson is head of film education at the Swedish Film Institute and has worked as film festival producer, regional film consultant and film critic. He handles a school cinema grant that Swedish municipalities can apply for as well as a grant for the marketing of Swedish short films and documentaries. He works closely with Swedish regional film centers to develop film education and young talent.
     
    ”Watching a movie together can provide an excellent starting-point for conversation and reflection about important issues in life. It is often easy to see and understand human behaviour and dilemmas in the fiction film format. The LUX Prize can help us see films that can give us more European perspectives.”

  • Francesca Feder
    Francesca
    France
    Producer of the 2012 LUX Prize winner "Io sono Li"
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2013, 2014

    Francesca Feder is a feature films and television producer. She created  ÆTERNAM FILMS. Among the most recent films and documentaries produced: "Shun Li and the Poet" by Andrea Segre (2011), "Pauline et François" (2010) by Renaud Fély,"The Ditch" by Wang Bing, "The Green Blood" by Andrea Segre, "My Father, Francis the Belge", and many others.

  • Paul Peter Huth
    Paul Peter
    Germany
    Editor and Film Critic at ZDF
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2012, 2013, 2014

    One of the best known film critic in Germany, Paul Peter Huth is currently running a film critic programme at 3SAT, cinema channel of the ZDF. Co-writer and co-director for several documentaries on European cinema (Kennwort Kino - Mot de Passe Cinéma), he is the author of some of the most important interviews of European directors.

  • Dirk
    Belgium
    Producer of the 2013 LUX Prize winner "The Broken Circle Breakdown"
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2014

    Dirk Impens started his career in 1981 in theatre as a manager of the Internationale Nieuwe Scène - well known for their performance of Dario Fo's Mistero Buffo. Until 1985 the company toured with several productions in Belgium and other European countries.
    In 1989, Impens started his own production company called Favourite Films, now Menuet. After his first feature Blueberry Hill (Robbe De Hert) he produced Daens (Stijn Coninx), a Belgian historic epic which became a big hit right after its release. Daens was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars in 1993. And it wasn't just beginners luck: his next motion picture, Manneken Pis  (Frank Van Passel), was selected in 1995 for Semaine de la Critique in Cannes. Meanwhile, Impens produced over more than 30 features and several TV series. The most famous series are a.o. Terug Naar Oosterdonk, Kongo & Katarakt, and more recently Code 37 (nominated for the TV Awards in Monte Carlo more than once).
    De Helaasheid Der Dingen (an adaptation of Dimitri Verhulst's novel) and The Broken Circle Breakdown, both directed by Felix van Groeningen, were very succesful in respectively 2009 & 2012, and still doing tremendous at home and abroad.

  • Ivana
    Croatia
    Cinema and Audiovisual expert
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2014

    Ivana Ivisic is a film industry professional from Croatia.
    She started her professional career in the field of organization and production of film and (jazz) music estivals, working at festivals like Motovun Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Zagreb Jazz Festival, Berlin International Film Festival (European Film Market and Berlinale Talent Campus).
    In 2007, she worked as the first project manager of Sarajevo Talent Campus, the training and networking platform for young film professionals from the region of South-East Europe. Following its successful launch, she moved back to Zagreb in 2008 to build up the Department of Promotion at the newly founded Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC).
    Most recently, Ivana was appointed President of the Artistic Board of Directors (co-directors: Tanja Milicic, Mike Downey, Hrvoje Puksec) of Pula Film Festival, one of the world’s oldest film festivals that will see its 61st edition in July 2014. 

  • Christophe Leparc
    Christophe
    France
    Secretary-General, Directors' Firtnight, Cannes International Film Festival
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    He had been involved in the festivals organization and selection since 1991. Previously at the Critics’ Week, Mr Leparc has been working for the Directors’ Fortnight since 2008, in search of the new directors. He is also involved in the Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier.
     
    "From my point of view, the LUX Prize combines a double strenght: to stress upon the dynamism of the European cinema and to be able to make its promotion  in the whole Europe. But also to increase the Members of the Parliament awareness of the importance of the cinema. It deserves to be developed."

  • Karel Och
    Karel
    Och
    Czech Republic
    Film Critic and Artistic Director of Karlovy Vary Film Festival
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2012, 2013, 2014

    Karel Och (b. 1974 in Czech Republic) studied law and graduated in film theory and history at Prague’s Charles University. Since 2001, he has worked for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival as programmer and a member of the selection committe. He has programmed KVIFF’s documentary competition and curated tributes and retrospectives to Sam Peckinpah, John Huston, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger and Samuel Fuller, among others. In 2010, Och was appointed artistic director of the Karlovy Vary IFF.

  • Film critic, Film programmer advisor, Author
    Jonathan
    United Kingdom
    Film critic for FilmComment.com, Sight & Sound, Film programmer advisor, Author
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2013, 2014

    Film critic for FilmComment.com, Sight & Sound, Film programmer advisor, Author

  • Mira Staleva
    Mira
    Bulgaria
    Programmer, Sofia International Film Festival (IFF)
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    Ms. Staleva started working some 13 years ago with the film Festival and is now deputy director of Sofia IFF. She is also involved in Sofia Meetings and company Art Fest, acting as producer, distributor and exhibitor.
     
    "It's great to have the LUX Prize as a step in encouraging distribution of European films. Providing subtitling in all European languages will help the European masterpieces reach wider audiences. We all share the same symbolic heritage, the same archetypes, the same stories and values --- and cinema communicates these in the best possible way".

  • Matteo
    European Union
    Deputy Head of Unit "Creative Europe programme – MEDIA"
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2014

    Born in Genoa (Italy) in 1966, Matteo Zacchetti works at the European Commission since 1995.
    He is Deputy Head of Unit " MEDIA Programme and media literacy"  in DG Education and Culture and he is responsible for the Media Literacy initiative. He spent almost all his professional life in the media or dealing with media related issues both in the private sector (NBC Super Channel ltd.) and at the European Commission where he has been working for more 15 years on different policy aspects of the audio-visual media. 
    In 2012, he has been Visiting Professor in the School of International Relations of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He holds a degree in Economics of the University of Genoa. 

  • Giorgio Gosetti
    Giorgio
    Italy
    Director of Venise Days and partner in 28 Times Cinema
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2013, 2014

    Giorgio Gosetti after having checked the dates of the Selection Panel Meeting, asked to consider his participation as Observer for the current year, and to be included officially as for next year.
     
    Giorgio Gosetti has been a professional journalist since 1989. He works for the culture and entertainment dept' of the ANSA national news agency. Founder of several cinema daily internet newspapers, he is also the author of  three film monographs (dedicated to Luigi Comencini, Marguerite Duras, Allan Dwan), curator of  anthologies (I colori del nero, Print the Legend, The Other Side of the Wind), and has written a monograph on Alfred Hitchcock and various essays on cinema and directors. In 1979 became head of permanent projects and activity at Biennale Cinema in Venice, a post he occupied up to 1984.He then became Vice-director of the Venice Film Festival from '92 to '96 under the Direction of Gillo Pontecorvo. In 2004 and 2005, he was appointed General Delegate of “Le Giornate degli Autori – Venice Days”, the independent new section of the Mostra di Venezia. Between 1999 and 2004 he was in charge like General Director of the Agency for the Promotion of Italian Cinema (first Italia Cinema, then Filmitalia).
     
    As a festival director, after a long appointment for “Mystfest” (Mystery Film Festival in Cattolica), he became director in 1988.In 1991 he founded NOIR IN FESTIVAL, which currently takes place in Courmayeur. He co-founded and has been General Manager of the Rome Film Festival and Business Street from 2006 to 2008 when he resigned coming back to Venice. Gosetti is now again General Delegate of the Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days at the Mostra di Venezia, where the three films of the LUX Prize are premiered and is the main partner of the initiative " 28 Times Cinema".

  • Roberto Olla
    Roberto
    European Union
    Director, Eurimages Fund, Council of Europe
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

    Mr Olla has worked for several years on the MEDIA Programme of the European Commission. Since 2008, he has become the director of the Council of Europe’s Eurimages fund.
     
    “I am happy to be invited to take part to the selection of the LUX Prize as an observer and I am glad to the association done between the Fund Eurimages of the Council of Europe and this nice initiative of the European Parliament in favour of Cinema.”

  • Aviva Silver
    Aviva
    European Union
    European Commission, former responsible for the MEDIA programme and media literacy
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

    Ms Silver was Head of the MEDIA Unit in the Directorate General “Culture and Education” of the European Commission as a responsible for the MEDIA programme and media literacy.

  • Feo Aladag
    Feo
    Austria
    Writer, director and producer of the 2010 LUX Prize winner Die Fremde
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2011

    Ms Aladag, director and producer of Die Fremde, began her film career as an actress. She acted in numerous films and she also maintained a career as a successful scriptwriter and film director, directing various spots for Amnesty International and writing scripts for the German television series Tatort.

  • Ivo Andrle
    Ivo
    Czech Republic
    Cinema operator in Prague and film distributor via Aerofilms
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2007

    Mr Andrle is a cinema operator in Prague and a film distributor via Aerofilms.

  • György Báron
    György
    Hungary
    Film critic
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

    Mr Baron is President of the Hungarian Film Critics’ Association (Hungarian Fipresci) and professor at the University of Drama and Film (Budapest). He is also author of several books, essays and studies as well as writer-editor of TV documentaries on film topics.

  • Clare Binns
    Clare
    United Kingdom
    Operator
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2008

    Ms Binns is an operator.

  • Marc Bordure
    Marc
    France
    Producer of the 2011 LUX Prize winner Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2012

    Marc Bordure is the executive producer of the 2011 winning LUX Prize film Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro by Robert Guédiguian. He seats in the Selection Panel ex officio.

  • Paulo Branco
    Paulo
    Portugal
    Producer and distributor, Atalanta Filmes. Director, Estoril Film Festival
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2010

    In the business for some 30 years, Mr Branco has produced more than 200 films with such directors as Manoel de Oliveira, Wim Wenders, Sharunas Bartas or Michel Piccoli. He has received numerous awards and accolades in festivals and film museums all over the world. Since 2007, he is also the Director of the Estoril Film Festival.

  • Sonora Broka
    Sonora
    Latvia
    Director and programmer, International Centre for Cinema
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2008, 2009

    In 2005, after studying Audiovisual Culture at The Latvian Academy of Culture, Ms Broka joined the team of the Riga International Centre of Cinema and has been working in the Program Department since that time. ICC is the organizer of four cinematic events – Riga International Film festival, Riga Children’s Film Festival “Berimor’s Cinema”, Riga Fantasy Film Festival and Riga Nordic Film Days.

  • Catherine Buresi
    Catherine
    France
    Former Deputy Director of EFM
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

    Ms Buresi has been working in the media and film industry for almost 20 years. She is also Former Deputy Director of the European Film Market for the Berlinale.
     
    “I always considered cinema as a mind opener and a particularly important media in to-day Europe. Working for a film market, my daily job is to offer a service structure allowing films to sell well and circulate all over Europe. The LUX prize is certainly a most important and adapted support in this field and shows the commitment and concern of the European Parliament towards the film industry.”

  • Emmanuel Courcol
    Emmanuel
    France
    Co-scriptwriter of Welcome
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2010

    Mr Courcol is an actor by training. He has played in some 30 theatre plays and 20 films for cinema and television before turning to script writing. As a scriptwriter, he co-signed with Philippe LioretMademoiselle, L’Echiquier and Welcome.

  • Kirsten Dalgaard
    Kirsten
    Denmark
    Operator and distributor
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

    Ms Dalgaard has been in the European cinema industry for 25 years working on acquisitions, distribution, marketing, exhibitions and film festivals.

  • Michel Demopoulos
    Michel
    Greece
    Special Advisor on Fiction, ERT Public Television
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

    Mr Demopoulos, a film critic and festival organizer, was director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival from 1991 to 2004. He currently works as a programmer and executive consultant, Fiction, at the public television channel ET1.
     
    “I am happy to be associated with the LUX Prize. This prize is a reward for filmmakers who are contributing to cultural diversity and film creation in Europe.”

  • Michal Drobny
    Michal
    Slovakia
    Operator and distributor, Continental Film
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2009

    Mr Drobny is one of the family founders of the film distribution company Continental Film, and is currently General Director. He has been involved in the establishment, creation and programming of the new cinema chain CINEMAX - members of Europa Cinemas chain. As of this year, he is councillor for the new Audiovisual fund in Slovakia as a representative of film distribution and exhibiton.

  • Mercedes Echerer
    Mercedes
    Austria
    Director, Krems European Film Festival (EU XXL Film)
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

    Ms Echerer is an actress and a cinema moderator in television. She was a Member of the European Parliament between 1999-2004.

  • Denis Freyd
    Denis
    France
    Producer, Archipel 35 (Le silence de Lorna, winner of the 2008 LUX Prize)
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2009

    Through his company Archipel 35, Mr Freyd produces singular, ambitious feature films by young film-makers or such great seasoned directors as Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Abderrahmane Sissako, etc.

  • Eve Gabereau
    Eve
    United Kingdom
    Co-managing director, Soda Pictures (distribution)
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2009

    Ms Gabereau is the Managing Director of the UK-based independent distribution company Soda Pictures. Founded in 2002, the company now boasts a library of over 100 films, including many award-winning films from around the world. She has a background in film journalism, festivals and new media; she came to cinema through a love of intercultural communication and visual expression.

  • Enrique Gonzalez Kuhn
    Enrique
    Spain
    In charge of acquisitions at the distribution company Alta Films, and cinema operator
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2007

    Mr Gonzalez Kuhn is in charge of acquisitions at the distribution company Alta Films, and a cinema operator.

  • Roman Gutek
    Roman
    Poland
    Distributor
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2007, 2008

    Mr Gutek founded the Warsaw Film Festival in 1985, and directed it until 1992. In the 1990s, he began to get involved in distribution, first with the Film Art Foundation and then with Gutek Film founded in 1994.
    Mr Gutek is a member of the board of The Polish Film Institute and The European Film Academy.

  • Susanne Hoffmann
    Susanne
    Germany
    General secretary, Europa Prize
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

    Ms Hoffmann has worked for international media festivals since 1984. She is director of the PRIX EUROPA and Secretary General of INPUT.

  • Nick James
    Nick
    United Kingdom
    Editor, British Film Institute’s critical magazine Sight & Sound
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2010, 2011, 2012

    Mr James, a former rock musician, has been the editor of Sight & Sound, the British Film Institute’s critical magazine since 1997. He is also the author of Heat, a book on the BFI’s Modern Classics series, and has worked as the presenter of a BBC4 documentary on British Cinema.
    "I think the new government in UK may not be so involved in culture and in Europe in general. So I am demonstrating here (in the premises of the EP) a British interest in the EP and the European culture."

  • Stefan Kitanov
    Stefan
    Bulgaria
    Producer and director, the Sofia International Film Festival
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2007, 2008

    As a director and producer he organized the Sofia International Film Festival (since 2001), as well as several smaller film events. The Sofia International Film Festival is the only Bulgarian film festival member of the European Coordination of Film Festivals and is considered as the biggest and most successful film festival in Bulgaria. He is a member of the European Film Academy.
    Kitanov produced several films. He is also involved in distribution.

  • Klaus Maeck
    Klaus
    Germany
    Producer, Auf Der Anderen Seite
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2008

    Mr Maeck is the producer of the 2007 LUX Prize winner, Auf Der Anderen Seite.

  • Radu Mihaileanu
    Radu
    Romania
    Director, Author and Producer
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2012, 2013

    Honorary President of the LUX Prize Selection Panel 2012.
     
    Radu Mihaileanu was born in Bucharest, in 1958, in a Yiddish-speaking Jewish family. In 1980, Radu Mihaileanu fled the country under the control of the dictator Ceaucescu and  reached France where he embarked a career as assistant director to Marco Ferreri, Fernando Trueba and others directors.
    In 1992 he released his first film, Trahir, while in 1998 Train de vie won him international renown: Oscar nominations for best script and best actor, the Fipresci prize at Venice, the People’s Choice Award at Sundance and the David di Donatello for best foreign film. His third feature film, Va, vis et deviens about a Christian, Ethiopian boy pretending to be a Jew in order to immigrate to Israel for survival purposes, was an instant hit worldwide. The film sold 150,000 DVDs in France alone and won over 30 awards such as the César for Best Screenplay, Public Award at the Berlin Festival, Best Film and Best Screenplay at the Copenhagen Festival etc. In 2009, Mihaileanu released his fourth feature film entitled Le concert and last year in the Competition of the festival de Cannes La source des femmes.
     
    In 2008, Mihaileanu was named European Ambassador of Intercultural Dialogue (by the European Commission) and in 2009, European Ambassador for Creativity and Innovation.
     
    He's very active at the European political level, working for the promotion and protection of European cinema.

  • Peter Nágel
    Peter
    Slovakia
    Programmer, International Film Festival of Bratislava
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2008

    Mr Nágel is a programmer at the International Film Festival of Bratislava.

  • Roberto Olla
    Roberto
    European Union
    Director, Eurimages Fund, Council of Europe
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

    Mr Olla has worked for several years on the MEDIA Programme of the European Commission. Since 2008, he has become the director of the Council of Europe’s Eurimages fund.
     
    “I am happy to be invited to take part to the selection of the LUX Prize as an observer and I am glad to the association done between the Fund Eurimages of the Council of Europe and this nice initiative of the European Parliament in favour of Cinema.”

  • Olivier Père
    Olivier
    France
    Director of ARTE Cinema
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2013

    Responsible for programming at the French Cinematheque from 1995 to 2009, Olivier Père had been director of the Cannes' Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine Des Réalisateurs) from 2004 to 2009 and then  appointed director of the Locarno International Film Festival. From January 2013 Unit Director of ARTE France Cinema and Chief Operating Officer of ARTE Cinéma.

  • Rui Pereira
    Rui
    Portugal
    Director of the Indielisboa Film Festival
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2007

    Mr Pereira is the director of the Indilisboa Film Festival.

  • Vida Ramaskiene
    Vida
    Lithuania
    Director of the Kino Pavasaris Film Festival
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2007

    Mrs Ramaskiene is the director of the Kino Pavasaris Film Festival.

  • Georgette Ranucci
    Georgette
    Italy
    Operator and distributor, Lucky Red
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

    Ms. Ranucci started the only bookshop specializing in cinema and theatre in Italy. In 1989, she opened the Alcazar cinema in Rome (a Europa cinemas theatre) and joined the LuckyRed Distribution in 2000. She has organized the Cannes festival in Rome and Milano for the past 15 years, showing the best films of the festival in these two cities.
     
    "One cinema for Europe, one language for cinema"

  • Aviva Silver
    Aviva
    European Union
    European Commission, former responsible for the MEDIA programme and media literacy
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

    Ms Silver was Head of the MEDIA Unit in the Directorate General “Culture and Education” of the European Commission as a responsible for the MEDIA programme and media literacy.

  • Yvon Thiec
    Yvon
    European Union
    General delegate, Eurocinema
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

    Honorary member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in 2011
    Mr Thiec is the General delegate for EUROCINEMA, an association of television and cinema producers. It defends their interest within the European Union and works with the European institutions to promote European productions.

  • Éva Vezér
    Éva
    Hungary
    Film and Audiovisual expert
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2012, 2013

    Éva Vezér has been working in the film profession for more than thirty years. During her professional carreer she was - among others - programming director of Duna Television, head of MEDIA Desk Hungray and in the past ten years she was managing director of Magyar Filmunió, the international promotion arm of the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary. For 3 years she was President of European Film Promotion, she is member of the Experts’Committee of Europa Cinemas and she is member of the European Film Academy.
     
    "'Europe Loves Cinema' – this is the slogan of the MEDIA  Program. The creation of the LUX Prize is actually a proof that this slogan is taken seriously by the European Parliament. The LUX Prize selection process  focuses the attention of cinema goers to the best European films and talents. Cinema is part of our culture. The nominated films are coming from diverse European countries, so the selection reflects our culural diversity in the field of the seventh art."

  • Nuria Vidal
    Nuria
    Spain
    Film critic
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2008, 2009, 2010

    Ms Vidal is a film critic.

  • Eva Zaoralova
    Eva
    Czech Republic
    Film critics and Artistic Consultant, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
    Member of the LUX Prize Selection Panel in
    2011

    Mrs Zaoralova has worked since 1994 with the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, becoming its artistic director in 1995 till 2010. Since the early 1960s she has worked with the film magazines and she has published articles and book-length studies on primarily French and Italian film. She is a member of the board of the Czech Film and Television Academy and a member of the European Film Academy.