LUX Prize 2012 officially kicks off

LUX Prize 2012 officially kicks off

The coordinators of the Committee on Culture and Education, chaired by Mrs Doris Pack, approved the composition of the 2012 LUX Prize Selection Panel today. The panel will meet three times (March, April and May) and will decide which ten European films will be running for the Official Selection.
 
The Selection Panel for the 2012 LUX Prize edition is composed of 17 prominent figures of the European Film Industry:
 
Honorary President: Radu MIHAILEANU - Director, Author and Producer
Marc BORDURE - Producer of "Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro" - 2011 LUX Prize - France
Jose Luis CIENFUEGOS - Former Director of the Gijon International Film Festival - Spain
Catherine BURESI - Deputy Director of the European Film Market- Berlinale - France/Germany
Michel DEMOPOULOS - Film Critic, Special Advisor for ERT Public Television - Greece
Stéphane DE POTTER - Distributor, Cinéart-Cinélibre - Belgium
Fatima DJOUMER - International relations and events administrator, Europa Cinéma - EU
Marion DÖRING - Director of the European Film Academy - UE
Jakub DUSZYNSKI - Distributor, GUTEK Film, Co-President Europa Distribution - Poland
Per ERICSSON - Head of Film Education Dep. at the Swedish Film Institute - Sweden
Paul Peter HUTH - Screenwriter, Film Director and Film Critic at ZDF - Germany
Nick JAMES - Editor of Sight & Sound, the British Film Institute’s critical magazine - UK
Christophe LEPARC - Secretary General of Director's Fortnight , Cannes Film Festival - France
Karel OCH - Film Critic and Artistic Director of Karlovy Vary Film Festival - Czech Republic
Georgette RANUCCI - Operator and distributor, Lucky Red - Italy
Mira STALEVA - Deputy Director, Sofia International Film Festival - Bulgaria
Éva VEZÉR - Film and Audiovisual expert - Hungary
 
With the official endorsion of the Selection Panel by the Committee on Culture and Education, the 2012 edition of the LUX Prize thus officially kicks off and promises to once more bring emotion, artistic discussion and European debate to EU citizens. Stay tuned for the next steps that will lead a new film to follow 2011 winner Les neiges du Kilimandjaro and to the ever celebration of European cinema.