The short-listed films
This year's finalists cover a variety of genres, topics and artistic approaches: À peine j’ouvre les yeux (As I Open My Eyes), a testimony of a young generation in Tunisia; Ma vie de courgette (My Life As a Courgette), a stop-motion animation film portraying life in an orphanage; and Toni Erdmann, a political tragicomedy dealing with contemporary corporate culture.
In a cinema near you
The three finalists have been subtitled in the EU's 24 official languages and will be shown in more than 40 European cities from this month until January.
You can also vote for your favourite film for a chance to win a trip to the Karlovy Vary International film festival in the Czech Republic in July 2017 to personally announce the winner of the audience mention.
The film As I Open My Eyes will be shown simultaneously in Slovakia, Slovenia, France, Romania, Belgium, Ireland and the UK on Tuesday 15 November from 19.30 CET. After the screening director Leyla Bouzid, actress Ghalia Benali and other guests will engage in a Q&A session at an event in Brussels. You can submit your questions online using the hashtag #luxprize.
Selecting the winning film
MEPs have the opportunity to watch the three competing films over the next two weeks and vote for the film they think should win.
The award ceremony for the 2016 Lux Prize takes place on 23 November during the plenary session in Strasbourg.
About the Lux Prize
The European Parliament awards the Lux Prize every year with the aim of supporting the production and distribution of European films, stimulating reflection on current political and social issues and celebrating European culture.