Welcome the 2016 LUX Prize selection panel

Selection Panel 2014

Another year, another LUX Prize! After the success of 2015, the 2016 LUX Prize kicks off with the approval of its Selection Panel. On 13 April, the Coordinators of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education endorsed the list of panelists for the new edition. They will have the task of proposing, watching and selecting the films for the award’s forthcoming Official Selection and Competition.

Members of the Parliament, directors, producers or film professionals could also propose films via the Spontaneous submission sheet before the 30 of April!

This year's new panellists are France's Charles Gillibert, producer for CG Cinéma and executive producer of the 2015 LUX Prize winner Mustang, France's Mathilde Henrot, founder of VoD platform and LUX collaborator Festival Scope, Slovenia's Vanja Kaludjercic, programmer of the Sarajevo Film Festival and head of the Holland Film Meeting, Germany's Paz Lázaro, programme manager of the Berlinale's Panorama section and member of the Selection Committee for the Berlinale's competition, the Netherlands' Wallie Polle, distributor for Cinéart Netherlands, Germany's Iris Praefke, exhibitor at Moviemento Kino Betriebs GmbH and member of Europa Cinemas, and, finally, Niombo Lomba, policy officer for Creative Europe.

They will be joining previous members: Hungary's Peter Bognar, distributor for Cinefil and festival programmer, Romania's Mihai Cristian Chirilov, film critic and artistic director of the Transilvania International Film Festival, Spain's José Luis Cienfuegos, director of the Sevilla European Film Festival, Poland's Jakub Duszynski, distributor for Gutek Film and co-president at Europa Distribution, Sweden's Per Ericsson, head of Swedish Film Societies, Italy's Giorgio Gosetti, artistic director of Venice Days, Croatia's Ivana Ivisic, cinema and audiovisual expert, Greece's Yorgos Krassakopoulos, programmer at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, France's Christophe Leparc, general secretary at Cannes' Directors' Fortnight, Ireland's Susan Newman-Baudais, Eurimages project manager for first and second feature films, Czech Republic's Karel Och, artistic director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, United Kingdom's Jonathan Romney, film critic, Bulgaria's Mira Staleva, deputy director of Sofia International Film Festival, and, lastly, Marion Döring, director of the European Film Academy.

The selection meeting will be held in Brussels in June, on the European Parliament premises. The panel will discuss and select the films, which will be announced at the beginning of July at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.