LUX Film Prize unveils the top 10 films

LUX Film Prize unveils the top 10 films

The Official Selection of the European Parliament’s 2015 LUX Film Prize will be unveiled in partnership with the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) on 5 July 2015 at 18.30 at Hotel Thermal.
The 10 films showcase the richness and diversity of European cinema, a wide range of new talents and a variety of genres and approaches. Three of the ten films will be screened across, and subtitled into all official languages of, the 28 European Union countries.
In partnership of the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), the European Parliament‘s LUX Film Prize will announce 10 films that reflect the richness of the European cultural landscape and the creativity of European cinema.
On 5 July at 18.30 pm, the 10 films of the 2015 LUX Film Prize Official Selection will be unveiled by Mr Pavel Svoboda, Chair of the Committee on Legal affairs of the European Parliament, Mr Bogdan Wenta, Member of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament, Ms Doris Pack, LUX Film Prize coordinator and Mr Karel Och, Artistic director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and LUX Film Prize Selection panel member.
On this occasion the Audience Mention, people's preferred film from last edition, will also be announced.
The 10 films were selected out of more than 70 European films by 18 members of the Selection panel, which includes producers, distributors, exhibitors, festival directors and film critics from different Member States.
Most of the 2015 LUX Film Prize Official Selection films will be screened at the Festival and will also be accessible to professionals.
 
The LUX Film Prize Competition and the LUX Film Days
Of the 10 films of the Official Selection, 3 entries will be selected and announced at the Venice Days press conference in Rome at the end of July 2015 as LUX Film Prize Competition. These films will compete to be the winner of the 2015 LUX Film Prize, but will become the core of the 2015 LUX Film Days.
In order to support the European film industry and help the most significant European (co)productions circulate beyond their national market the European Parliament LUX Film Prize subtitles the 3 competing films into 24 official languages of the European Union and screens them in all the 28 EU countries during the LUX Film Days. In doing so, the European Parliament supports cultural diversity, as it brings films to audiences across Europe and encourages debate on the issues they raise. 
The 2015 LUX Film Prize winner will be awarded at the end of the year in Strasbourg. The winning film will also be made available for the visually and hearing-impaired and promoted by the European Parliament.
 
Other activities at the Festival
On 5 July, Pavel Svoboda, Chair of the Committee on Legal affairs of the European Parliament, together with Bogdan Wenta, Member of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament, and other experts will discuss the challenges of the copyright reform and its effects on distribution.
On 6 July, rapporteur on European cinema in the digital era Bogdan Wenta and film industry experts will discuss the video-on-demand market, its opportunities and threats in the light of the Digital Single Market.