About 2018

LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers

#41 September 20th – 27th 2018

LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers is Germany’s oldest festival for young audiences and celebrates its 41th edition this year from September 20th – 27th. Within our competitions we put our focus on outstanding, international productions of children and youth films, including all forms and genres like fiction, documentary, animation and experimental forms.

Under the heading “Get Involved” we invite young film lovers to actively participate: They are part of our juries, host the Q&As, present films as patrons, and document the festival. During the week of LUCAS, filmmakers, producers, film literacy experts and professionals from all over the world meet in Frankfurt, Wiesbaden und Offenbach, attend the festival program together and discuss the films with the young audience.

In addition to the official competition we offer a diversified supporting program featuring even more films such as classics from film history, the “LUCAS Minis”, an interactive film program for children from 4 years onwards and thematic film series curated by youths as well as workshops and panels.

For the competition we host two independent juries made up of professionals and children/youths who will decide on the following LUCAS-Awards:

Section 8+ Section 13+
Award for Best Feature Film (5.000 €) Award for Best Feature Film (5.000 €)
Award for Best Short Film (2.000 €) Award for Best Short Film (2.000 €)

Award for an Outstanding Cinematic Achievement (2.000 €)