The LUX Audience Award

The European public and the members of the European Parliament voted THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE by German director İlker Çatak the winner of the LUX European Audience Film Award, presented by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy in partnership with the European Commission and Europa Cinemas.

The other four films shortlisted for the award were: 20,000 SPECIES OF BEES by Spanish director Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren, FALLEN LEAVES by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki, Berlinale winner ON THE ADAMANT by French director Nicolas Philibert, the winner of European Documentary at the European Film Awards 2023 SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD by Estonian director Anna Hints.

The winning film was chosen by combining a public vote and a vote by MEPs, with each weighted at 50%.