The LUX Selection Panel is a 21-person panel drawn from the European film industry, which nominates the films for the LUX Audience Award from the vast pool of films submitted for the European Film Awards, with the possibility for panellists to add one film each to be considered for nomination. Spontaneous submissions are not accepted.
The objective of the Selection Panel is to identify five European films that will run for the LUX - the European Audience Film Award (short LUX Audience Award). The role of the members of the Selection Panel is to watch, discuss and vote on the shortlisted films submitted for the European Film Awards.
Given the pandemic and restrictive measures, this year the members of the Selection Panel nominated three films during the LUX Selection Panel meeting, which was organised online by the European Parliament in September 2020.
The three films were unveiled at the EFA Awards Ceremony on 12 December.