Camilo Galinski-Inacio is 13 and a student at the Humboldtschule in Bad Homburg. Handball, piano, books, and films are just some of his many hobbies. Camilo is particularly intrigued by 3D technology as well as by MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS (USA 2012, D: Joss Whedon), which he watched in the cinema with great enthusiasm. The young film enthusiast has high standards: the story, the music, and the actors all have to impress him before he likes a film.
Rosa Herlt is 11 and goes to the Musterschule in Frankfurt. She is very musical and plays the piano in addition to the oboe. In her free time, she likes climbing and swimming. She prefers to go to the cinema with her best friend because it’s just the most fun with her. She appreciates her favorite film ZOOMANIA (USA 2016, D: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush) particularly for its successful animation. She wanted to become a member of the LUCAS jury because she loves to describe and evaluate films.
Remke Oosterhuis is, along with Tessa van Garfhorst, the artistic director of the Dutch “Fantastisch Kinderfilm Festival.” Central to the festival is children’s imagination, which is to be supported and stimulated through creative offerings and installations. The women also run the company “De Taartovers,” which prepares art installations, workshops, and concepts for museums and festivals.
Margret Schepers is especially knowledgeable about children’s films. She develops and supervises family-oriented television series, fairy tale films, and family film events. She was involved with productions like TIERE BIS UNTERS DACH, DAS DOPPELTE LOTTCHEN and STERNTALER. But she has also collaborated on series and film ideas for adults. These include DIE KIRCHE BLEIBT IM DORF and PÄLZISCH IM ABGANG. Margret Schepers works as a TV commissioner at Südwestrundfunk in Baden-Baden.
The Austrian Gudrun Sommer directs the festival “doxs! dokumentarfilme für kinder und jugendliche.” She is also a curator and lecturer with a focus on documentaries, children’s films, and media literacy. Among other projects, she has initiated KID DOK, the competition “dok you,” and “doku.klasse.” Sommer rates films for the German ratings board FSK and is a board member of “Film und Schule.” In addition, she has been a jury member of the Grimme-Institut since 2012.
12-year-old Lilli Weiser attends the Graf-Stauffenberg-Gymnasium in Flörsheim. She plays basketball and the violin and dabbles in theater. The most fun she ever had at the cinema was with two friends. The three of them had the whole cinema to themselves and quickly staged a battle of the nachos. Since Lilli loves to watch films and to discuss them thoroughly afterwards, she absolutely wanted to become a LUCAS jury member.