TEN YEARS OF BRINGING FILMS FROM EUROPE TO EUROPEANS. AND THE JOURNEY CONTINUES.

Over the past ten years, the European Parliament’s LUX FILM PRIZE has been a pioneering player in bringing Europe’s cinematic soul closer to Europeans. Subtitled into the EU’s 24 official languages, remarkable European films have travelled across the EU’s 28 Member States to enlighten European cinema lovers.
In 2016 and beyond, the LUX FILM PRIZE will continue to explore new horizons.
 
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the LUX Prize, on the 10th October 2016, a series of events will be organized with the participation of MEPs, key figures of European cinema environment, directors of films honoured by the LUX Prize, journalists and European cinephiles. Several activities are foreseen to mark this special day.
 
The Committee on Culture and Education will host and co-organise an exchange of views, streamed live on europarl.eu, and on ARTE Cinema, with inspiring filmmakers who contributed in shaping European cultural and emotional assets.  M Ken Loach would held the Key Note Speech, followed by Ms Céline Sciamma and M Andrea Segre. The themes of this exchange would be linked to the European agenda on cultural policy, on the impact European Cinema could have in raising topical and societal issues, on the way European cinema mirrors the need of a better and fairer society and how “it could improve the current emotional deficit in people's perceptions of Europe” (…Wim Wenders during 2010 Hearing at the Committee on Culture).
 
100 SHADES OF LIGHT: Following the exchange of views there will be the opening of an exhibition in PARLAMENTARIUM on the 10 years of LUX FILM PRIZE.  MEPs and directors will inaugurate the  exhibition which will be open to public till the 29 of January 2017. 
 
The series of events on that day  would culminate with a unique event – a simultaneous screening of Mustang by Deniz Gamze Erguven in theatres of the Europa Cinemas network in the 28 European countries followed by a streamed Q&A and a Twitter wall. In that way the audiences from across Europe would be able to interact directly with the film director making out of it a truly symbolic European debate. This event will illustrate the spirit of LUX Film Days: to create an ephemeral European public sphere by screening the same film, at the same moment in different Member States. 
 
More information can be found on 10th anniversary page.