Welcome to LUCAS #44!

The 43rd edition of LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers takes place from September 30th – October 7st 2020 in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden.


International film competitions are always at the centre of LUCAS. Current feature and short films bring the diversity of the world to LUCAS in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden. This is also evident in the languages: all competition films are shown in their original language, either with live German live voice over or subtitles.

Attractive prizes await the winning films in the competition age sections 8+, 13+ and 16+ | Youngsters every year. But: Not only for the young jury members things get exciting: All LUCAS visitors can expect exciting cinema moments, because at LUCAS, watching films is just the beginning.

“Get involved” is the motto – and there are endless opportunities to do so before, during and even after the festival week. Chatting with filmmakers about their films? Pick up the microphone and present the screening? Or would you rather have a look at the film trick box on Family Day?

Young film lovers are also part of the film program. The Young European Cinephiles, four young people from Europe with an affinity for film, present their film series on a specific topic, and the youngest film experts show experimental short films for children aged four and over in the “Minis” section. The “Klassiker.Klasse” also makes their pick: After diving into the rich film history, they come up with a three-piece film program for all age groups.

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