The 2019 LUX FILM PRIZE Award Ceremony took place today during the Plenary Session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg and announced the winner: GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNYA by Teona Strugar Mitevska (Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, France), written by Bosnian and Herzegovinian scriptwriter and a member of the Association of Filmmakers Elma Tataragić.
Every year since 2007, the European Parliament LUX FILM PRIZE has shone a spotlight on films that go to the heart of European public debate. The Parliament believes that cinema, as a mass cultural medium, is an ideal platform for debate and reflection on Europe and its future. The films selected for the LUX FILM PRIZE competition raise awareness about some of today’s main social and political issues and, as a result, help to build a stronger European identity. By illustrating the diversity of European traditions and shedding light on the process of European integration, they help celebrate the universal reach of European values.
GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNYA premiered in Berlinale 2019 Competition Program, after which it was screened at numerous film festivals worldwide and won many awards.