The LUX Audience Award updates its 2021 calendar
by Jesús Silva
- An online search tool where audiences can find information on where to watch the finalists in the different EU countries has been made available
Back in December, during the virtual ceremony of the 2020 European Films Awards, the LUX Audience Award announced the three finalists for its 2021 edition: Another Round [+see also:
film profile] by Thomas Vinterberg, Collective [+see also:
film profile] by Alexander Nanau, and Corpus Christi [+see also:
interview: Bartosz Bielenia
interview: Jan Komasa
film profile] by Jan Komasa (see the news). Soon enough, one of these three titles will walk home with the prize, which has just updated its calendar and timeline for the upcoming months.
The LUX Audience Award Ceremony, where the winner will finally be unveiled, was initially scheduled for April 2021. However, the uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the physical event to be postponed until 9 June, during the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Meanwhile, the Watch & Vote period, which kicked off on 13 December, has been extended accordingly, with audiences across Europe able to cast their votes for their favourite films until 23 May. From March to May, the LUX Film Days will unfold in the Member States, as will the internal voting of the MEPs inside the Parliament. Around 9 May, during the LUX Audience Week, simultaneous screenings of the three nominees will be organised throughout Europe (either as hybrid or online events). This new calendar will allow for a wider circulation and a more balanced visibility of the three finalists, which are still to be released in many European territories.
In the meantime, the LUX Award has made available an online search tool where audiences can find information on where to watch the finalists in the different EU countries, both at physical screenings and on VOD platforms. All the information can be found at luxaward.eu.
Both Another Round and Collective have made the shortlists for the 2021 Oscars (see the news), with the former being shortlisted for the Best International Feature Film category and nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign-language Film and the César for Best Foreign Film, and the latter being shortlisted for both Best International Feature Film and Best Documentary categories, and nominated for the Spirit Award for Best Documentary. On the other hand, Corpus Christi has also been nominated for the César for Best Foreign Film.
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