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Lux Audience Week: simultaneous screenings of nominated films for the LUX Audience Awards across Europe

The European Commission and Europa Cinemas have joined forces to organise the Lux Audience Week from 29 March until 1 April 2022. Screenings of the nominated films will take place at the same time in Brussels and a dozen of cities across Europe, followed by Q&A sessions with their film crews.

poster of the event showing 3 stills from the nominated films and text Lux Audience AWeek

Lux Audience Week

The three nominated films are:

Organised by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy in partnership with the European Commission and Europa Cinema, the Lux Audience Awards shed light on films that go to the heart of the European public debate with the objective of building cultural bridges across European audiences. 

Given the unprovoked attack of Ukraine by Russia, this edition of the Lux Audience Award calls upon European audiences to stand together, show solidarity and participate in the debates on European values.

More details

The Lux Audience Week consists of simultaneous free screenings in cinemas from the Europa Cinema network in Brussels and a dozen cities across Europe, followed by a Q&A session with the film crew. Moviegoers will have the opportunity to interact live with them also from home since the Q&A session will be live-streamed on Lux Audience Award Facebook page.

Join us in this unique European event and book now your ticket on the websites of the following cinemas:

Tuesday 29 March 2022, 7PM CET
Austria, Vienna, Stadtkino
Belgium, Brussels, Cinema Le Palace
Czech Republic, Hradec Kralove, Bio Central
Croatia, Osijek, Kino Urania
Cyprus, Limassol, Rio Cinemas
Estonia, Tartu, Tartu Elektriteater
Finland, Lahti, Kino Iiris
France, Paris, L'Entrepôt
Ireland, Dublin, Light House
Ireland, Galway, Pálás
Latvia, Riga, K.Suns
Malta, Valletta, Spazju Kreattiv
Netherlands, Rotterdam, KINO
Poland, Krakow, Kino Pod Baranami
Spain, Madrid, Renoir

Thursday 31 March, 7PM CET
Belgium, Brussels, Cinema Galeries
Cyprus, Limassol, Rio Cinemas
Denmark, Odense, Cafe Biografen
Estonia, Tallinn, Kino Artis
Finland, Espoo, Kino Tapiola
Germany, Hamburg, Abaton
Hungary, Pecs, Apollo Mozi
Italy, Napoli, Modernissimo
Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Utopia
Portugal, Lisbon, Cinema Ideal
Romania, Bucharest, Elvire Popesco
Slovakia, Bratislava, Kino Lumière

Friday 1 April, 7PM CET
Belgium, Brussels, Cinema Galeries
Croatia, Rijeka, Art-Kino
Denmark, Copenhagen, Grandteatret
Finland, Helsinki, Orion
France, Bayonne, Cinéma Atalante
Germany, Mannheim, ODEON
Greece, Athens, Mikrokosmos
Latvia, Riga, Splendid Palace
Lithuania, Panevezys, Kino centras Garsas
Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Utopia
Romania, Cluj, Cinema Victoria
Slovenia, Ljubljana, Kinodvor
Sweden, Kärrtorp, Biograf Reflexen

Watch and Vote

The audience can cast their votes for all three nominated films from 12 December 2021 until 25 May 2022. Audiences will be able to rate each film via the website using the scoring system: one star – poor to five stars – excellent. Only your most recent vote counts.

Members of the European Parliament will also vote via a dedicated voting page of the institution. The final ranking will be determined by combining the public vote and the vote by the Members of the European Parliament, with each group having a weighting of 50%. 

Randomly selected participants will be rewarded will get the chance to attend the LUX Audience Award Ceremony, taking place on 8 June 2022 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.

About the Lux Audience Award

LUX – The European Audience Film Award (short: LUX Audience Award) was introduced in 2020 and is presented every year by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy, in partnership with the European Commission and Europa Cinemas.

The award is built on the former LUX Prize, the film prize of the European Parliament established in 2007 as a symbol of the European Parliament’s commitment to culture, and the European Film Academy’s People’s Choice Award. It continues to build cultural bridges across Europe, in line with the original LUX Prize objectives, by shedding light on films that go to the heart of the European public debate.

The award aims to strengthen ties between politics and citizens, by inviting European audiences to become active protagonists and cast their vote for their favourite films.