Lux Audience Awards 26 January-3 March 2024


The European Parliament Office in Ireland is delighted to bring the five nominated films for the LUX Audience Award to cinemas across Ireland. They will be shown free of charges in cinemas in Cork, Dublin, Westport and Galway. The annual LUX Audience Award is the biggest Audience Film Award in the EU.  The award is presented by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy, in partnership with the European Commission and Europa Cinemas, and celebrates European cinema.

Every year, the LUX Selection Panel nominates five films covering a variety of themes, promoting and encouraging public debate on European daily life and on Europe’s future.

The following films have been nominated for this year’s LUX Audience Award:

  • 20,000 Species of Bees (Spain) dir. Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren
  • Fallen Leaves (Finland, Germany) dir. Aki Kaurismäki
  • On the Adamant (France, Japan) dir. Nicolas Philibert
  • Smoke Sauna Sisterhood (Estonia, France, Iceland) dir. Anna Hints
  • The Teachers' Lounge (Germany) dir. Ilker Çatak

The LUX Audience Award is the only film prize in the world where the audience, together with Members of a democratically elected Parliament, decides the winner by ranking the films online. Through this, the award aims to strengthen ties between politics and the people. The film that receives the highest overall ranking from the public and MEPs will be the winner of the LUX Audience Award. The winning film will be announced at the LUX Audience Award Ceremony in the European Parliament in March 2024. You can rate the films and decide this year’s winner here:  

During the competition period, the European Parliament organises free screenings of the nominated films across the European Union and provides subtitles in the 24 languages of the EU. EPLO Ireland is delighted to bring this year’s nominees to cinemas across Ireland to be enjoyed by the Irish public. We invite you to come to these free screenings, some of which will also be attended by local MEPs. You can find the details of all the showings below:


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