The LUX Prize at the Berlinale 2011

The LUX Prize at the Berlinale 2011

Since 2007, the European Parliament's LUX Prize has thrown a spotlight on the wealth and diversity of European cinema. The Prize is awarded annually for films which give a glimpse of Europeans — their lives, convictions, doubts or quests for identity.
 
One year ago Die Fremde debuted at the Panorama — Berlinale 2010. Since then, the long path travelled by this debut feature, written, directed and produced by Feo Aladag, has been strewn with many remarkable awards. Die Fremde has been selected in 78 international film festivals and won a total of 23 awards.
 
As the winner of the European Parliament LUX Prize 2010, Die Fremde will be subtitled into the 23 official languages of the European Union (EU) and a digital cinema package will be produced for each of the EU's 27 member states.
 
Through the subtitling, the LUX Prize intends to break down the language barriers that prevent European films from being distributed across the continent. By supporting European cinema, the European Parliament and the LUX Prize seeks to take up the challenge of finding new forms of communication with the EU's citizens, making European cinema one of the most powerful mirrors of debate amongst the thousands of faces in a pluralistic Europe.
 
To fulfil these two objectives, screenings of Die Fremde are planned in at least the 27 capitals of the member states on 9 May (Europe Day), highlighting the commitment of the European Parliament to the diversity of European cultures and traditions as well as to public debate.
 
In November 2011, the LUX Prize may go further. Indeed, the three films shortlisted for the LUX Prize 2011 could be subtitled into the 23 EU's official languages and screened in, at the least, the capitals of the member states, in tandem with the in-house screenings aimed at the 736 Members of the European Parliament.
 
To apply for the LUX Prize 2011, please click here.
The LUX Prize will be attending Berlinale from 9 to 14 February.
To contact or to meet us:
Bertrand PELTIER, Tel. +32 498 98 32 37, bertrand.peltier@europarl.europa.eu (from 9 to 11/02)
Marisella ROSSETTI, Tel. +32 474 38 40 97, marisella.rossetti@europarl.europa.eu (from 9 to 15/02)