Stina Ask Mikkelsen studied arts management as well as film and visual culture. She’s been active in the film industry since 2007 and has already held various positions as coordinator, organizer, festival producer, and marketing manager. Currently she is the program head at the Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival (KICFF), Norway’s largest children and teen film festival. At LUCAS, Stina Ask Mikkelsen is also a member of the ECFA jury.
University lecturer Anis Ben Ahmed is the director of international affairs at “Children’s India – International Children’s Film Festival” in Bangalore as well as general secretary, since 2010, of the “Sousse International Film Festival” (FIFEJ-Souse). The longtime Sousse Cinema Club member also founded the theater club “The Seeds” in Sousse.
15-year-old Lilith Klaus attends the Labenwolf-Gymnasium in Nuremberg. She loves film and film festivals. For three years she has participated at the “Little-Big-Films Kinderfilmtage” in Nuremberg – as a festival guest and as a host for film discussions as well. This year Lilith was invited as a host for LUCAS, but now she replaces Rümeysa Özcelik as a LUCAS jury member, who unfortunately had to cancel at short notice. Lilith loves – as she says – “to switch into other worlds, ages and adventures while watching movies” – as part of the LUCAS jury she now has numerous opportunities to do so.
16-year-old Luana Almeida Pees attends the Goethe Gymnasium in Frankfurt and speaks four languages: German, English, Portuguese, and French. While spending a school year in Canada, she particularly enjoyed the way that films were shown in there original language there. Since it’s important to her to talk about the films she’s seen in the cinema and since she likes attending film festivals, she’s very excited to be a member of the LUCAS jury.
14-year-old Halima Tariq attends the Friedrich-Ebert Gymnasium in Mühlheim am Main. She speaks German, English, and French. STAR WARS (USA 1977-2015; D: div.), THE LORD OF THE RINGS (NZ 2001-2003, D: Peter Jackson), and BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (USA 1961, D: Blake Edwards) are just some of her favorite films. Halima is only impressed with a film if it has a good soundtrack and if the acting is as realistic as possible. She is excited to get to know many international films as a member of the LUCAS jury.