In order to improve the LUCAS network and intensify the lively discussions about our films we established a committee that pre-screens and selects the films for the sections 8+, 13+ and 16+ and puts together the competition program. In addition to Julia Fleißig, the artistic director and festival manager, the committee includes five renowned film experts.


Dr. Carsten Siehl
Film scholar and film literacy expert
/ author / curator

PhD Carsten Siehl is a film scholar, author and curator. He has been working as an independent film educator for various cultural institutions and film festivals for many years. He drafts and writes film- and media educational material for schools and instructs further educational trainings for teachers and (media-) educators. His work focuses on aspects of film literacy in documentaries, film adaptations, the depiction of violence and omissions in film.

Stefan Stiletto
Film literacy expert and – critic
/ author

Stefan Stiletto studied pedagogy with a focus on media education. He has been working as an independent film educator since 2002. He drafts and creates film educational materials, writes film reviews (until 2016 for the Kinder- und Jugendfilmkorrespondenz) and plans and instructs further trainings for disseminators.

Henning Adam
Berlinale Co-Production Market, FSK and FSF (film ratings institutions)

Because of his work for the Freiwillige Selbst-Kontrolle der Filmwirtschaft (Self-Regulatory Body of the Movie Industry, Wiesbaden) and Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Fernsehen (Self-Regulatory Body of Television, Berlin) Henning Adam is an expert in the fields of youth protection and media as well as in the research on the effects of media consumption.
At the Berlinale Co-Production Market he is involved in an international perspective in the production and evaluation of films and is furthermore responsible for the cooperation with the Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair). He used to work for the film distributors Rapid Eye Movies in Cologne.

Pamela Fischer

For several years Pamela Fischer worked for the Japanese film festival Nippon Connection. Currently she is in charge of communication and public relations at the German Federation of Film Clubs for Children and Young People.

Dr. Ursula Vossen

Dr Ursula Vossen has gained significant experience as a film and television producer, as well as in the field of film funding. She has written several reference books and numerous articles.