LUX Audience Award 2022: the nominees unveiled 


The three European films nominated for the LUX Audience Award 2022 are: Flee, Great Freedom and Quo Vadis, Aida? Watch them and vote for your favourite.

The LUX Audience Award seeks to support European cinema and inspire discussion on topical issues. Last year, the European Parliament joined forces with the European Film Academy to organise the Award and to reach a wider audience. The LUX Audience Award is now open to all Europeans, who together with MEPs have a say in who wins the award.

The films competing in the 2022 edition were announced at a ceremony in Berlin on 11 December 2021. These are: Flee by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Great Freedom by Sebastian Meise and Quo vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Žbanić.

Inspired by true events, the selected films speak about vulnerability and division, but also about the healing power of tolerance and compassion.

The nominees

FLEE - by Jonas Poher Rasmussen

In this animation, Amin recounts his journey as an Afghan child refugee who arrived in Denmark by himself. He tries to make peace with the past but also with himself and the secrets he has been hiding.

GREAT FREEDOM - by Sebastian Meise

In post-war Germany, Hans is imprisoned multiple times for being gay. He is systematically denied freedom for breaching the German Criminal Code’s paragraph 175. The one constant in his life becomes his long-time cellmate, Viktor, a convicted murderer.

QUO VADIS, AIDA? - by Jasmila Žbanić

Aida is a translator for the peacekeeping forces in Srebrenica during the summer of 1995. Her family is among the thousands of civilians seeking shelter in the UN camp. Aida learns that a terrible fate awaits her family and people, but can she do anything to stop it?

Watch and vote

The winner will be decided by votes from the audience and the MEPs, with each group having a 50% weight in the final score.

Take part in the biggest film jury in Europe! Watch and vote for your favourite film by 25 May 2022. The LUX Audience Award Ceremony will take place on 8 June 2022 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Find out who won the
LUX Audience Award 2021.