Screening of LUX Prize Finalists at IndieCork Film Festival, 12-19 October, Cork
The three films competing for this year’s LUX Prize will be screened in Ireland during the IndieCork Film Festival which runs from Sunday 12th October to Sunday 19th October 2014. Class Enemy" (Razredni sovražnik) from Slovenia, Polish/Danish co-production "Ida" and "Girlhood" (Bande de filles) from France" will be screened on 12th, 18th and 19th October respectively. An open discussion with MEP Liadh Ni Riada on the importance of "cultural exception" will also take place on 17th October as part of the festival.
The LUX FILM DAYS are back. Once again, this year the LUX Prize is aiming to reach the four corners of Europe, and in order to do this, the three finalist films will be screened all around the continent starting this weekend. After last year’s huge success, the LUX FILM DAYS will increase its number of screenings to a total of 165 all across 28 countries in Europe, taking place in film festivals, special screenings and events accompanied by presentations, debates and round tables.
Subtitled in the 24 official languages of the EU, Class Enemy, Girlhood and Ida - the three films of the 2014 LUX Prize Official Competition - are travelling together, visiting more than 40 cities of the 28 European Member States. In many cases the screenings take place in cooperation with film festivals (to name a few -Viennale, Stockholm Film Festival, Thessaloniki Film Festival, Black Night Film Festival, Sevilla Film Festival), cinematheque or theatres. For most countries, the screenings are also a national premiere.
The LUX FILM DAYS will also make room for the viewers' opinions by starting the LUX Prize Public Mention again. Viewers will be able to vote for their favourite film and be in with a chance to travel to Karlovy Vary Film Festival and announce the result of the Public Mention.
The European Parliament celebrates the richness and diversity of European cinema with its annual LUX film Prize, which it awards every year to an exceptional film. In 2013 The Broken Circle Breakdown by Belgian director Felix van Groeningen received the honour.
The winner of the LUX Prize, selected by MEPs, will be announced in Strasbourg during the plenary session of the European Parliament in December. The film will be subtitled in all of the EU's 24 official languages (including Irish) and a special version for the visually and hearing impaired will also be available.