Welcome to LUCAS #41!

The 41st edition of LUCAS – International Festival for Young Filmlovers takes place from September 20th – 27th 2018 in Frankfurt, Offenbach and Wiesbaden.

Film guests from all over the world, festival fever with exciting competitions and especially: more than 60 unique current films for children, teenagers and young adults from age 4 to age 18+. That happens only once a year – at LUCAS, Germany’s oldest Festival for the young audience.

More happens than just watching films: participation! New this year is the competition for the LUCAS Youngster Award for the best film for young people from age 16. This section adds to the renowned competitions in the age sections 8+ and 13+. Now a total of 21 feature-length films and another 21 short films compete for the popular LUCAS awards.

This year, the festival is characterized by the digital worlds. The Young European Cinephiles, four festival-tested film fans from Europe, present their own film series on virtual Realities and on Family Day Lucas digital, the whole German film museum turns into an experimenting space all around films, apps and games. Children from the age of four, teenagers and parents creatively come closer to the secret of »analogue« and »digital«. Two more film programmes compiled for even the youngest age groups are exuding film magic in the section Minis. The Classics are offering a contrast to »LUCAS digital« with a passion for nostalgic film worlds. In this section we’re taking it back to the 80’s with cult classics! Professional and industry guests are coming together to discuss innovative ideas in film production, festival work and film education.

The festival kickoff on World Children’s Day on Thursday, 20th of September, is presented by DIE FLASCHENPOST-INSEL, a film made in Wiesbaden and the region and is screened at the cinema at Deutsches Filmmuseum.