Annalena Ames (13), Goethe-Gymnasium, Frankfurt
Oskar Sachs (16), Goethe-Gymnasium, Frankfurt
Carla Zimmer (16), Maria-Ward-Schule, Mainz
Whenever a new film with one her favourite actors is released, such as TRAUMFRAUEN (DE 2015, director: Anita Decker) starring Elyas M’Barek, Annalena heads off to the cinema. She appreciates a good dramatic structure to prevent getting bored. LUCAS made her curious: she really wanted to find out what it is like to be a jury member herself.
Oskar loves music and creating his own film projects. At the cinema he particularly enjoys watching films whose visual designs make for the ‘true cinematic experience’, such as DOCTOR STRANGE (US 2016, director: Scott Derickson). Nonetheless, he views a well-written script as the key to a good film. He wanted to become a member of the LUCAS jury in order to see independent film productions and to gain new ideas for his own projects.
Carla’s numerous hobbies include sports and playing the flute, as well as watching films. She enjoys going to the cinema with her sister the most, as she is the one with whom she can discuss films the best. Comedies are her favourite, such as KNIGHT AND DAY (US 2010, director: James Mangold). But one thing is for sure: there has to be a happy ending! She joined the LUCAS jury team due to her interest in acting and talking about films.
Rok Govednik (Slovenia) Film educator and festival manager
Christian Exner (Germany) Education scientist and author, member of children’s films committees
Patrycja Rojek (Poland) Curator, film scholar
Having studied film and cultural sciences, he works in his hometown of Ljubljana as a lecturer in film education for children and young people as well as for educators. He researches and publishes on film education and writes film reviews for relevant Slovenian specialist magazines. Govednik is the director and head of programming of the VIZO Institute for Visual Culture and the International Youth Film Festival EYE ON FILM.
Christian Exner is active in children’s film committees and has been working long-term at the German Centre for Youth and Children’s Films. He has also worked at various universities and film festivals. Moreover, he is a freelance author, film critic and editor of specialist publications on children’s films. From 2001 to 2007 he was project manager of the German Youth Film Award and, beginning in 2003, worked as an advisor to the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media for several years.
Having previously worked at the film festivals Raindance (London) and T-Mobile New Horizons (Wrocław), she became curator of the Ale Kino! film festival in Poznań in 2014. She also works at the Children’s Art Centre in Poznań and co-organises the International Animated Film Festival Animator as well as a biennial arts festival for children. Currently, she is doing a PhD on the films of Christopher Nolan and is holding seminars on film criticism and television.