Every journey has a starting point - The LUX Prize films at the Venice Film Festival

For the past five years, Venice has been the starting point of the cinematic journey of LUX Prize films. From Lido, Class Enemy, Girlhood and Ida will be subtitled in 24 official languages of the European Union and cross the linguistic borders of the 28 European countries.
 
The three films in Competition for the LUX FILM PRIZE of the European Parliament will be screened at the Venice Film Festival on 6 September :
 
SALA PASINETTI – PALAZZO DEL CINEMA: FREE ACCESS FOR ALL ACCREDITATED PUBLIC - AT THE PRESENCE OF THE FILM DIRECTORS

  • 9.30 CLASS ENEMY (RAZREDNI SOVRAZNIK), by Rok Biček – Slovenia ( O.V. Slovenian, SUB. IT/EN)
  • 12.00 IDA, by Pawel Pawlikowski Poland, Denmark ( O.V. Polish, SUB. IT/EN)
  • 14.30 GIRLHOOD (BANDE DE FILLES), by Céline Sciamma – France ( O.V. French, SUB. IT/EN)

 
28 TIMES CINEMA AND LUX FILM DAYS
 
We celebrate the 5th edition of the project "28 Times Cinema" promoted by the LUX Prize of the European Parliament with Venice Days, Europa Cinemas and in collaboration with Cineuropa.
 
Thanks to this initiative, once more the Lido is discovered by 28 young film enthusiasts, aged between 18 and 26 years, who will compose the first ever  jury of the Venice Days. 28 as the Member States, they feed discussions with filmmakers, film critics and professionals involved in the project. You can discover the oldest Festival in the world  through their comments and post on http://webreporters.cineuropa.org/.
 
In parallel to their duties as jurors, the 28 will be devoted to the exploration of the new edition of the LUX Prize, viewing and discussing the 3 finalists with their directors and the members of the European Parliament present in Venice. Many of the talks are devoted to the European Parliament LUX Prize. Silvia Costa, newly-elected President of the Committee on Culture, together with Doris Pack (LUX Prize coordinator) will present the prize and the activities connected with it, explaining how film promotion fits in with European Parliament projects and is linked to defining Europe's cultural identity. And the nature of the European cinema of tomorrow will be discussed by none other than the three LUX Prize finalists, guests at Venice this year: Rok Biček (Class Enemy), Céline Sciamma (Girlhood) and Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida).
 
For more information, please contact LUXPRIZE@EUROPARL.EUROPA.EU and com@venice-days.com