Every year the European Parliament renews the Lux Prize to turn the spotlight on European cinema, celebrating and promoting some of the best European films.
With this film competition, the European Parliament supports European cinema and fosters debate on current political and social issues and on the identity and values that most represent European society.
The aim of the Prize is to share the prosperity and diversity of European cinema with as many citizens as possible and to create a debate on the topics covered in the selected films.
The European Parliament financially bears the costs for the translations and subtitling of the three finalist films in the 24 official languages of the EU and the adaptation of the winning film for people with hearing or vision impairments.
As every year, the three finalist films of the last edition will be screened at the European Film Festival: Mads Brügger’s Cold Case Hammarskjöld (Denmark / Norway / Sweden / Belgium / UK / Germany, 2019), Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s The Realm (Spain / France, 2019) and God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya by Teona Mitevska (North Macedonia / Belgium / Slovenia / Croatia / France, 2019) winner of the Lux Prize 2019, awarded by the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli on last 27 November.