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The Lux Film Prize 2015 and Cork Film Festival, 6-15 November 2015


The films of the LUX FILM PRIZE travel to more than 40 cities of the 28 European Member States between the beginning of November and the end of February.  They came to Ireland in November where the Irish premier screenings of the three shortlisted films were hosted by the Cork Film Festival (6-15 November 2015).

For the first time ever, one of the films was screened simultaneously in 8 different cities, followed by a Q&A with its director live from Brussels: Mediterranea was seen on 11 November in Cork, Brussels, Seville, Bratislava, Paris, Lisbon, Santiago de Compostela and Bucharest.

MEP Deirdre Clune opened this year's Cork Film Festival whiile MEP Liadh Ni Riada spoke ahead of the screening of Irish language film Deardhuil.


Cork Film Festival


Since 2007, the European Parliament LUX FILM PRIZE casts an annual spotlight on films that go to the heart of European public debate. The Parliament believes that cinema, a mass cultural medium, can be an ideal vehicle for debate and reflection on Europe and its future. The films selected for the competition help to air different views on some of the main social and political issues of the day and, as such, contribute to building a stronger European identity.

Lux Prize website

2015 LUX Prize Winner

Mustang, a French-German-Turkish co-production, was the winner of the 2015 LUX FILM PRIZE.  It tells the story of five sisters who have been promised to husbands through forced marriages but who, determined to live their own lives, break the yoke of tradition.  

Press Release: Mustang is the winner of this year's LUX Prize