Welcome to LUCAS #42!

The 42nd edition of LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers takes place from September 19th – 26th 2019 in Frankfurt, Offenbach and Wiesbaden.


Do you know films with that certain »wow« effect? Scenes in which the impossible becomes real on the screen? Special effects is what we’re talking about. At LUCAS #42, the Klassiker.Klasse is dedicating itself to this phenomenon and is showing three iconic films this year.

LUCAS is Germany’s longest standing film festival for young audiences from four years to 18plus.

The international competition programs lie at the heart of LUCAS. 21 current feature films and 19 short films from 33 countries bring the whole world of moving images to LUCAS in Frankfurt, Offenbach and Wiesbaden. This is also reflected in the languages: all competition films are screened in their original language, either in English OV or with English subtitles, some of them with additional German live voice-over.

The competing films in the age groups 8+, 13+ and 16+ | Youngsters have a chance to receive attractive prizes. The festival will therefore not only be thrilling for the young jury members. All LUCAS visitors can participate in exciting cinema moments, because watching films at LUCAS is only the beginning:

It’s time to »get involved!« – and there are endless possibilities before, during and even after the festival week to choose from. Chatting with filmmakers about their films? Taking the mic and presenting your film screening? Or how about discovering some of cinema’s spectacular tricks and techniques on Family Day?

Young film lovers also help to create the program. The Young European Cinephiles, four young filmmakers from across Europe, will present their film series on the subject of “borders«, the intercultural film club »Blickwechsel Jetzt” will be hosting three od their favorite films and the youngest film experts will be showing experimental short films for children aged four and above in the »Minis« section.

And what about the diversity of children’s and youth films in Germany? LUCAS will discuss »Diversity in childrens’s and youth film« with specialist guests on Tuesday, 24 September.