Competition and Awards 2020

Competitions

In the competitions, LUCAS presents a selection of outstanding international feature films, documentaries, animations, and experimental films. A total of 20 feature-length films and a selection of short films in sections 8+, 13+ and 16+ | Youngsters will compete for the coveted LUCAS prizes. 

The feature films have a running time of more than 59 minutes and have not yet been shown in German cinemas. A selection committee travels to festivals and industry meetings to select competition entries for the 8+, 13+, and 16+ | Youngsters sections from the strongest current productions worldwide. It’s not premiere status, but quality that counts! 

With its short film competition, LUCAS has earned itself a special reputation in recent years. From the best international submissions of up to 30 minutes running time, a selection committee puts together several competition programs for the 8+ and 13+ sections, all of which are German premieres. 

AWARDS

Section 8+ 

• Best Feature Film (5,000 €) donated by the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Hessen-Thüringen

L’EXTRAORDINAIRE VOYAGE DE MARONA (Marona’s fantastic Tale, RO/FR/BE 2019. R: Anca Damian)


• Best Short Film (2.000 €)

IN DEUTSCHLAND (DE/GN 2019. Christoph Mushayija Rath)

Special Mention Feature Film
LOS LOBOS (The Wolves, MX 2019. R: Samuel Kishi Leopo)

Special Mention Short Film
MATILDA IR ATSARGINĖ GALVA (Matilda and the Spare Head, LT 2020. D: Ignas Meilūnas)

 


Section 13+ 

• Best Feature Film (5.000 €)

DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER (GB 2020. R: Simon Bird)


• Best Short Film (2.000 €)

EL SUEÑO (Der Traum, CO 2020. R: Santiago Sánchez)


Award for an Outstanding Cinematic Achievement (2.000 €) 

NOTRE DAME DU NIL (Our Lady of the Nile, FR/BE/RW 2019. R: Atiq Rahimi)

Special Mention Short Film
SONG SPARROW (DK/IR 2019. R: Farzaneh Omidvarnia)


Section 16+ | Youngsters 

LUCAS Youngsters Award (5.000 €) 

ÊXTASE (Ecstasy, BR/US 2020. R: Moara Passoni)


All sections 

ECFA-Award (unendowed)

L’EXTRAORDINAIRE VOYAGE DE MARONA (Marona’s fantastic Tale, RO/FR/BE 2019. R: Anca Damian)


Audience Award (unendowed)

ANTIGONE (CA 2019. R: Sophie Deraspe


Bridging the Borders Award (unendowed) 

ANTIGONE (CA 2019. R: Sophie Deraspe) &
LOS LOBOS
(The Wolves, MX 2019. R: Samuel Kishi Leopo)

Special Mention of the Cinema Without Borders-Jury

IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS
(AU 2019. R: Maya Newell)

 

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