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Participate in the LUX Audience Award, watch a shortlist of films and choose your favourite!Vote by 25 May
The LUX Audience Award is presented every year by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy to strengthen ties between politics and citizens. It invites European audiences to become active protagonists and cast their vote for their favourite films.
The three films competing for the prize in 2022 were announced at a European Film Awards Ceremony on 11 of December in Berlin.
by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Amin Nawabi (a pseudonym), a 36-year-old high-achieving academic, grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon-to-be husband. Recounted mostly through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen – his close friend and high-school classmate – Amin tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan. Through heartfelt interviews between Jonas and Amin, Flee tells an unforgettable story of self-discovery. It shows how we can only carve out a future by confronting the past and recognises that you can only find the true meaning of home when you stop fleeing from who you are.
GREAT FREEDOM (GROSSE FREIHEIT)
by Sebastian Meise
In post-war Germany, Hans ends up imprisoned again and again for being gay. His desire for freedom is systematically frustrated when he is found to be in breach of the German Criminal Code’s paragraph 175. The one steady relationship in his life becomes his long-time cellmate, Viktor, a convicted murderer. What starts as revulsion grows into something called love.
QUO VADIS, AIDA?
by Jasmila Žbanić
Bosnia, 11 July 1995. Aida is a translator for the United Nations in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of civilians seeking shelter in the UN camp. As an insider to the negotiations, Aida has access to crucial information that she needs to interpret. What fate awaits her family and people – rescue or death? What move should she make?
Find out where you can watch them (online or in cinemas) on www.luxaward.eu and cast your vote on the website. Voting for the three nominated films is open online by 25 May.
Randomly selected participants will be rewarded (If the latest COVID-19 related restrictions in France allow for this): by voting, you may get the chance to attend the LUX Audience Award Ceremony, taking place on 8 June 2022 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Make your voice heard!