Invitation to the LUX Award ceremony in Strasbourg

(Source: European Parliament)

On Wednesday 9 June at noon, the LUX European Audience Film Award 2021 winner will be announced in the European Parliament hemicycle in Strasbourg, France.

The representatives of the three shortlisted films will travel to Strasbourg and will take the opportunity to address the issue of media freedom in Europe, as well as the difficult situation the European film and cinema industry faces due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interview opportunity with representatives of the three finalists

We offer journalists an opportunity to interview the representatives of the three nominated films.

You can interview, either remotely (via Webex) or in-person, with any of the following:

To apply for an interview, please fill in the online application. The deadline for expressions of interest is Wednesday 2 June at midnight.

Interview slots are limited and planned for Tuesday 8 June and Wednesday 9 June. Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee an interview. No interpretation will be provided. Your interview slot will be confirmed by Friday 4 June.

Interview opportunity with the “Collective” protagonists

The protagonists of “Collective” are also coming to Strasbourg and will be available for interviews (possible in RO or EN):

  • Mihai Grecea (Artistic collaborator, fire survivor) (RO)
  • Catalin Tolontan (Journalist) (RO)
  • Mirela Neag (Journalist) (RO)
  • Razvan Lutac (Journalist) (RO)

Please contact maria.brianchon@europarl.europa.eu to obtain their contacts.

Other opportunities for journalists

You are also invited to attend other events taking place in connection with the ceremony:

  • 8 June, 16.00-16.45

Live streaming from EP’s VoxBox in Strasbourg

Webinar “Protecting the right of freedom of expression and freedom of press”, with:

Chairman of the European Film Academy, Mike Downey (IE)

Lead actor of CORPUS CHRISTI, Bartosz Bielenia (PL)

Protagonist journalist of COLLECTIVE, Catalin Tolontan (RO) or Mihai Grecea (RO).

  • 8 June, 17.00 -17.45

Live streaming from EP’s VoxBox in Strasbourg

Webinar “Keeping European Cinema creative and free after COVID-19”, with:

Chair of the Committee on Culture, Sabine Verheyen (EPP, DE)

Producer of ANOTHER ROUND, Sisse Graum Jørgensen (DK)

Lead actor of CORPUS CHRISTI, Bartosz Bielenia (PL)

Director of COLLECTIVE, Alexander Nanau (RO).

  •  9 June 13.15-14.00

Live streaming from EP’s Press Conference room in Strasbourg

Press conference with the winner, the other finalists, European Film Academy and the Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education, Ms Sabine Verheyen (EPP, DE)

  •  9 June 14.00-14.45

on European Parliament’s Facebook page.

Facebook Live with the LUX Award winner.

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If you decide to be physically present in Strasbourg, please check the relevant official website before leaving to France and for the requirements for your return to Brussels:

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/le-ministere-et-son-reseau/actualites-du-ministere/informations-coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-les-reponses-a-vos-questions/

https://www.info-coronavirus.be/fr/voyages/

In addition, please note that France also requires people to carry a sworn declaration downloadable from the French ministry: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

Belgium also requires everyone who has spent more than 48 hours outside the country to complete a Passenger locator form: https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/fr/public-health-passenger-locator-form

For access to EP buildings in Strasbourg, the same rules apply as in Brussels – medical masks, social distancing, use of hand gel, temperature check on entry etc.

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