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 oldest film festival for young audiences from four years to 18plus.

The focus is on international competitions. 21 current feature films and 19 short films introduce the multiplicity of the world to LUCAS in Frankfurt, Offenbach and Wiesbaden. This is also reflected in the languages: all competition films are screened in their original language, either with German live commentary or with subtitles.

The winning films in the age groups 8+, 13+ and 16+ | Youngsters will receive attractive prizes. The event 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. Chat with filmmakers about their films? Take the microphone into your own hands and present your film screening? Or would you rather take a look at the filmic bag of tricks on Family Day?

Young film fans also help to shape the program. The Young European Cinephiles, four young filmmakers from Europe, will present their film series on the subject of “Borders”, the intercultural film club “Blickwechsel Jetzt” will be hosting three films and the youngest film experts will be showing experimental short films for children aged four and over in the “Minis” section.

And what about the diversity of children’s and youth films in this country? LUCAS will discuss “Diversity” with specialist guests on Tuesday, 24 September.