Lights out and film on at LUCAS #44: From September 30 to October 7, Germany’s oldest film festival for young audiences presents award-winning cinematic art for everyone from four years old to 18plus. Families and film lovers of all ages can expect outstanding cinema experiences in Frankfurt, Offenbach, and Wiesbaden. School classes, children’s and youth groups in Germany can also access most films of the competition program via video-on-demand.
21 carefully curated feature films and a selection of short films (all of them German premieres) will compete for the coveted LUCAS awards. In addition to the competition program, LUCAS presents classics of film history, short film programs for the very youngest and other series, some of which are created by children and young adults. During the festival week, a special focus is on film talks, in which filmmakers from all over the world enter into dialogue with the audience.
Participation at LUCAS means “Get involved!”. As moderators, festival reporters, film critics, jury members, or curators – young film fans are invited to participate in a variety of ways throughout the festival.
For representatives of the film industry, conferences and panel discussions take place that deal with topics of film education and current trends in children’s and youth film production.
LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers is organized by DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum e.V.