Submissions for LUCAS 2018

Submissions for LUCAS 2018

The deadline for the short film competition expired on May 4, 2018. Thank you for all the submissions we received from around the world!

The selection committee has selected the films for the competition program 8+ and 13+ from the best national and international submissions. The whole program can be found on our website.

The 41st edition of LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers will take place from September 20 – 27 2018 in Frankfurt and the Rhein-Main region.

LUCAS presents up to date, international films for young audiences. Outstanding fiction-, documentary-, animation-, and experimental films are part of the four LUCAS competitions. 21 feature films, as well as a selection of short films, will compete for the LUCAS awards.

For the short film competition, we accept productions with a length of max. 30 minutes. In addition, the film has to have its German premiere at LUCAS.

Feature films have a minimum length of 60 minutes and have not yet been released in German cinemas. A selection committee visiting festivals and important industry meetings chooses the competition films for the sections 8+ and 13+. Our main focus hereby lies not on premieres but on the highest level of quality. We accept submissions for the feature film competition only in exceptional cases.

The next call for short film submissions will be in spring 2019 for the 42nd edition of LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers.