Even away from the cinema chairs, LUCAS has inspiring events in store. The festival week is giving visitors the opportunity to have an exchange with industry guests about current trends in children and young adult film, to engage with regional and international filmmakers in talks and discuss innovative film literacy approaches.

The LUCAS festival location»Yachtklub« offers a relaxed or even celebratory conclusion to the day with great conversations and music in front of a film-worthy scenery.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Film education goes digital? Strategies and best practices of educational policy in Germany and Europe

FRI, 21.9. | 9 am to 5.15 pm | Museum Angewandte Kunst

Film education goes digital?  – Strategies and best practices of educational policy in Germany and Europe

FRI, 21.9. | 9 am to 5.15 pm | Museum Angewandte Kunst

An event of Deutsches Filminstitut / Deutsches Filmmuseum and the Film Literacy InCubator Club (FLICK)
With simultaneous translation German/English.
Place: Museum Angewandte Kunst, Schaumainkai 17, 60594 Frankfurt

In Germany and many more European countries, initiatives exist to integrate »digital education« into the curricula. Which consequences does this have for film education?
Is it enough to find out which apps and digital platforms impart knowledge about filmmaking and film history? Or do we want to define which digital tools are needed ourselves? Even more so: How can we make sure that not only the moving image, but also its history and aesthetics find their place in a debate in which so far, computer science and technologies are leading the discussion?
Experts from Denmark, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Austria present concepts of education policies and discuss their experiences in the practical use of apps, online resources and film analytical tools in schools and universities.

FLICK is a cooperation project of Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum (Frankfurt), Cinémathèque royale de Belgique (Brussels), EYE Filmmuseum (Amsterdam), Les enfants de cinéma (Paris) and the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (Brussels/Amsterdam).
It is co-financed by the EU-program Creative Europe MEDIA. The goal is to increase awareness for the importance of film literacy and European film heritage and to explore the potential of digital tools.

More information:

Attending the conference is free of charge for professionals, but registration is required. Please register by 15 September 2018 via or by using the online registration form

BJF's „Clubfilmothek“ launches Online–Distribution

TUE, 25.9. | 4 pm | Foyer des Deutschen Filmmuseums

For almost 50 years now the German federation of film clubs for young people Bundesverband Jugend und Film e.V. (BJF) runs its „Clubfilmothek“, a non-profit film distribution with 500 high-quality films for young audiences to be screened in youth clubs and schools. Until the 1990ties the films were distributed as 16mm-celluloidcopies, later DVDs and Blu-ray-Discs have been used.
Now a new era starts for this unique film distribution for educational purposes in Germany:
Supported by Stiftung Deutsche Jugendmarke, a public foundation to support innovative youth projects, and with more than 100 movies to start with BJF launches its digital online-distribution on September 25th 2018!

The launch, which will be held in German only, takes place during LUCAS on Tuesday, the 25th of September at 4 pm at the Foyer of Deutsches Filmmuseum.

If you are interested find the program here. Please let us know until September 18th if you will attend by e-Mail to

PANEL DISCUSSION Film festivals as a place for cultural education
With a Get-Together following

TUE, 25.9. | 6 pm | Foyer Deutschen Filmmuseums

TUE, 25.9. | 6 pm | Foyer Deutschen Filmmuseums

Film for a young audience between film art, digital self-awareness and an eye for the »other«, or: why media content needs stories. Representatives of the film and festival industry discuss current positions on film festivals as a space for cultural and aesthetic education. Participants: Nicola Jones (Deutsches Kinder Medien Festival Goldener Spatz), Thomas Schneider-Trumpp (Scopas Medien | Trickfilmland), Reinhold T. Schöffel (Bundesverband Jugend und Film), Marie Wolters (filmliteracy LUCAS and FILMmobil). Chair: Dr. Sabrina Wagner.
After the discussion, FilmInFrankfurt and the Wirtschaftsförderung Frankfurt as well as the rountable of filmmakers are inviting to a get-together with representatives of the local film industry and international festival guests.