Jury 13+

Jury 13+

Paul Riedel (15)
Kronberg-Gymnasium, Aschaffenburg
Joschua Kiefer (17)
Leibnizschule, Wiesbaden
Elisabeth Felgenhauer (15)
Freiherr-vom-Stein-Schule, Wetzlar
If Paul were to make his own film, many references and the best camera shots from his favourite films would be included such as from BLADE RUNNER (US 1982, D: Ridley Scott). LUCAS is an opportunity for him, to see films outside of the mainstream, engage with filmmakers and to find out what happens when a film is shot.
Cineast Joshua is at home in front of the screen as behind the camera, one day he’d like to make his hobby his job. He is fascinated by films such as AMERICAN BEAUTY (US 1999, D: Sam Mendes), in which the suburban idyll cracks. His practical experience adds to his jury duties at LUCAS, and he is particularly looking forward to new discoveries in the programme.
For Elisabeth, things might as well be corny and excessive sometimes, because »life is already serious enough«. When she is not distracted by homework or her phone, the cinema becomes a place for her in which you can dream and fully engage with a film. As a jury member, she is excited about actively participating in a festival.
Evangelia Themeli (Greece)
Film Scholar
Farida El-Gueretly (Egypt)
Programme Curator and Educational Researcher
Torfinn Iversen (Norway)
Director
The studied linguist and film scholar Evangelia Themeli specialised in theory and history of film and obtained her doctorate on »Film education in school«. She works in Heraklion as a theatre- and film educator among other things and operates for the International Olympia Film Festival for Children and Young People as well as the Camera Zizanio.
Farida El-Gueretly is member of the research network against poverty Abdul-Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and has been active in education and advising for many years. In 2017, she was programme and education coordinator for Panorama of the European Film at the Zawya Arthouse Cinema Cairo. She is a co-founder of the KIN-Institute that offers children in Cairo informal learning experiences.
Torfinn Iversen studied Visual Culture (Film and Television) in Lillehammer and subsequently graduated at the Nordland Art and Film School. After his participation in the Berlinale Talent Campus 2009, he was part of the Berlinale Programme with his short film LEVI’S HORSE. His feature film debut OSKARS AMERICA won the prize for best feature-length film at LUCAS in the section 8+ in 2017.