The LUX Audience Award

LUX – the European Audience Film Award – superseding the former EFA People’s Choice Award and the Lux Prize – is a newly configured European audience award, jointly created and launched in September 2020 by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy, in partnership with the European Commission and Europa Cinemas.
In the 3rd year of the LUX Audience Award we will have 5 films competing, which will be announced during the European Film Awards in Reykjavik on 10 December 2022. The public will then be able to rate the films until the award ceremony in June on the website The films will be subtitled in all 24 official EU languages by the European Parliament and screened all over Europe. Conversations with the filmmakers will be arranged and the audience will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with Members of the European Parliament. This prize aims to build bridges by shedding light on films that go to the very core of the public debate.

Stay tuned for this year’s nominations!
Throwback to 2022 and previous editions

The three nominated films were announced on 11 December 2021 at the European Film Awards. After a “watch & vote” period (from mid-December to 25 May 2022) during which the nominated films were screened and rated online at, the recipient of the 2022 award was determined by the general public and the Members of the European Parliament (each holding 50% of the vote). The winner was announced in a ceremony in the European Parliament on 8 June 2022. Jasmila Zbanic’s QUO VADIS, AIDA? received last year’s honors, following Alexander Nanau’s powerful documentary COLLECTIVE, which was the first winner of the LUX Audience Award in 2020.

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