The film Hrútar (Rams) has been nominated for the LUX Film Prize—awarded annually by the European Parliament since 2007—making it the first Icelandic film to receive this honor.
Candidates for the prize were announced Sunday at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic.
The ten films were chosen by a special panel, and a shortlist of three will be announced at the Venice Days press conference in Rome at the end of July.
These three will then be subtitled in the 24 official languages of the European Union, and screened in all 28 member countries.
The winning film will finally be determined through popular vote in the European Parliament, and unveiled in Strasbourg at the end of the year—but only those members of the EP who have viewed all three finalist films will be eligible to cast their ballots.