FERA joins LUX Award events at 79th Venice Film Festival
FERA joined LUX Award events during the 79th edition of Venice Biennale Film Festival to express its unwavering support to the flagship European initiative which celebrates cinema as an art form with unique standing in European culture.
On September 4, a roundtable dubbed “Quo Vadis LUX?”, borrowing the title from the last winning film Quo Vadis, Aida? by FERA Honorary President Jasmila Žbanić, followed by a cocktail, were the opportunity to celebrate European culture through the art of cinema and discuss the future of the award in challenging times for the sector.
Along with other cinema organizations and individuals, FERA CEO Pauline Durand-Vialle expressed the European filmmaking community steadfast support to the LUX Award, which has been since its creation an essential cultural and political initiative in Brussels and Strasbourg.
Successive crises are deeply affecting European cinema and its creators, producers, distributors and exhibitors across the continent – and indeed the world. In this context, it has never been more crucial for EU decision makers to take an activist approach to a segment of the audiovisual industry which is a cornerstone of both artistic freedom and cultural diversity in Europe. FERA is more than ever committed to continue supporting the LUX Award as it further evolves and aims to reach wider European audiences.
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