In order to improve the LUCAS network and strengthen our lively discussions about the program, from now on there will be a committee that pre-screens and selects the films together.
In addition to Dr. Cathy de Haan, the artistic director of LUCAS, the members of the selection committee include all-out film experts. After finishing her short film DIRTY TRICKS / FAULER ZAUBER (2015), screenwriter and director Annette Friedmann is working on her first feature film. She also works as a script consultant and lecturer and since 2013 as project supervisor for the Children’s Film Fund of the Kuratorium junger deutscher Film. The education scholar Dr. Martin Ganguly combines his knowledge of cinema with his pedagogical expertise. His multimedia work on education has been distinguished on several occasions with the renowned European Comenius Medal. Committee member Pamela Fischer has been involved with the Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection for several years and is currently in charge of communication and public relations at the Bundesverband Jugend und Film e.V. Dr. Ursula Vossen has longtime experience as a film and television producer as well as in film funding. She has written several scholarly books and numerous articles.
LUCAS colleagues Gesine Götting (festival management) and Marie Wolters (film education and pedagogy) facilitated the screenings and film selection process of the selection committee.