The juries 8+ and 13+ consist equally of young film fans and industry members. They decide on the allocation of five LUCAS prizes in the competition sections 8+ and 13+. For the first time, an international youth jury rewards the winning film of the LUCAS Youngsters Award in the section 16+ | Youngsters. A jury of the ECFA awards an additional ECFA award in the section 8+. The audience award is given by the festivalgoers themselves.
In collaboration with the festival director Julia Fleißig, five chosen film experts view and choose the best films for the LUCAS competitions.