KARLOVY VARY: The short list of the 10 films that will compete for the LUX Prize of the European Parliament this year has been announced during the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
The official line-up was announced by the European Parliament´s Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education Helga Trüpel, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control Martina Dlabajová, LUX Prize coordinator Doris Pack and Benedikt Erlingsson, director of 2018 LUX Prize winner - Woman at War.
The official selection includes productions or coproductions from FNE Association member countries Poland, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Estonia
The 2019 LUX Prize Official Selection
Clergy (Poland)Directed by Wojciech SmarzowskiProduced by Profil Film Jacek RzehakCoproduction with Showmax B.V., Moderator Inwestycje, Atlas Sztuki, Tovares, Studio Metrage, Kino Świat, Cracow Festival Office, the National Audiovisual Institute, Great Private Equity and productionSupported by Polish Film Institute
Cold Case Hammarskjöld (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium)Directed by Mads Brügger
God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija (North Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, France)Directed by Teona Strugar MitevskaProduced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production Coproduced by Entre Chien et Loup, Vertigo, Spiritus Movens, Deuxième Ligne FilmsSupported by the North Macedonia Film Agency, the Belgium Film and Tax Shelter, the Slovenian Film Center, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and Eurimages
Her Job (Greece, France, Serbia)Directed by Nikos LabôtProduced by Greece Homemade FilmsCoproduced by French Sisters Productions (France), SENSE Production (Serbia)Supported by the Film Centre Serbia
Honeyland (North Macedonia) DOCDirected by Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir StefanovProduced by Trice Films and Apollo MediaSupported by the North Macedonia Film Agency
Invisibles (France)Directed by Louis-Julien Petit
Ray and Liz (UK)Directed by Richard Billingham
System Crasher (Germany)Directed by Nora Fingscheidt
The Man Who Surprised Everyone (Russia, Estonia, France)Directed by Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey ChupovProduced by Pan Atlantic Studio, Arizona Productions, Homeless Bob Production, Non-Stop ProductionSupported by the Estonian Film Institute Sales: Pluto Film
The Realm (Spain, France)Directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen
From the aforementioned 10 films in the Official Selection, 3 films will take part in the LUX Prize Competition, which will be selected and announced at the Giornate degli Autori press conference in Rome on 23 of July 2019. These films will compete to be the winner of the 2019 LUX Prize and will become the core of the LUX Film Days.
The European Parliament LUX Film Prize subtitles the 3 competing films into the 24 official languages of the European Union and screens them in all 28 EU countries during the LUX Film Days. In doing so, the European Parliament supports cultural diversity as it brings films to audiences across Europe and encourages debate on the issues they raise.
The 2019 LUX Prize winner will be awarded on 27 November.