Organised by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy in partnership with the European Commission and Europa Cinema, the award invites European audiences to join the judging panel and cast their vote for their favourite film. The screenings will be followed by a web-streamed discussion with the filmmakers, where viewers from all corners of Europe will have a chance to ask questions. During the LUX Audience Week,from 28 March to 3 April 2022, the films will be screened simultaneously in most Member states The European Audience Film Award – superseding the former EFA People’s Choice Award and the Lux Prize – is a newly configured European audience award, jointly created and launched in September 2020 by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy, in partnership with the European Commission and Europa Cinemas. The three nominated films were announced on 11 December 2021 at the European Film Awards. “Flee” by Danish director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, produced by Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway. In this animation, Amin recounts his journey as an Afghan child refugee who arrived in Denmark on his own. He tries to make peace with the past but also with himself and the secrets he has been hiding. “Great Freedom” by Austrian director Sebastian Meise, produced by Austria and Germany. In post-war Germany, Hans ends up imprisoned time and again for being gay. He is denied freedom systematically for breaching paragraph 175 of the German Criminal Code. The one constant in his life becomes his long-time cellmate, Viktor, a convicted murderer. “Quo vadis Aida?” by Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić, produced by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Netherlands, France, Poland, Norway, Germany, Romania, and Turkey. Aida is a translator for the peacekeeping forces in the summer of 1995, in Srebrenica. Her family is among the thousands of civilians seeking shelter in the UN camp. Aida learns that a terrible fate awaits her family and people, but can she do anything to stop it? The three nominated films will now be subtitled in the 24 official EU languages and screenings across EU cinemas will be promoted and supported. EU citizens will be able to vote on these films starting from 12 December. The winner will be selected jointly by the members of the European Parliament and the public, each making up 50% of the vote. Voting will conclude on 25 May 2022, with the winning film announced on 8 June 2022 in the European Parliament plenary sitting in Strasbourg.