With its offers for tea­chers, LUCAS links the fes­ti­val expe­ri­ence with par­ti­ci­pa­to­ry film edu­ca­ti­on in local schools. Whether film patron­ships, cura­ting film clas­sics or work­shops on mul­ti­me­dia film cri­ti­cism: Depending on the age group, films are dealt with in a varie­ty of for­mats, some­ti­mes playful­ly, some­ti­mes ana­ly­ti­cal­ly. The aim is always to enter start a dia­lo­gue about vie­w­ing expe­ri­en­ces and to get to know film as an art form ins­tead of a pure con­su­mer pro­duct. In any case, the focus is on the children’s and young people’s own ide­as and crea­ti­ve realisations.

Contact and Consultation:
E‑Mail: s.schmidt@dff.film
Tel: 069 961 220 – 672

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Workshops for School Classes

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New Workshops

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Film Patronship

Curtain up for the film patrons! The film patrons school clas­ses crea­te their own pre­sen­ta­ti­ons of a sel­ect com­pe­ti­ti­on film at one of its scree­nings at the fes­ti­val. The pre­pa­ra­ti­on beg­ins a few weeks before­hand at school. After vie­w­ing, dis­cus­sion and film-ana­ly­ti­cal parts under pro­fes­sio­nal gui­dance, the heart of the pro­ject beg­ins with the crea­ti­ve pre­pa­ra­ti­on in small groups. Whether it’s spe­ci­al­ly desi­gned pos­ters, re-enac­ted sce­nes, fur­ther deve­lo­ped dia­lo­gues or cha­rac­ter por­traits, stu­dents have a gre­at deal of free­dom in their pro­ject work and can con­tri­bu­te their own talents and pre­fe­ren­ces. In this way, indi­vi­du­al pre­sen­ta­ti­ons are crea­ted that offer the film guests and the fes­ti­val audi­ence real added value to the enjoy­ment of the film, as well as enri­ching the pat:in class with a film-cul­tu­ral experience.

Background infor­ma­ti­on and timeline: 

In con­sul­ta­ti­on with tea­chers, the LUCAS team sel­ects a sui­ta­ble film for patron­ship at the end of the sum­mer holi­days. In addi­ti­on to the age level, the­ma­tic and aes­the­tic refe­ren­ces as well as cur­rent lear­ning objec­ti­ves are taken into account in the choice of film. The three sub­se­quent work­shops at the school are used to crea­te the pre­sen­ta­ti­on, which accom­pa­nies the cine­ma show­ing at the end of the pro­ject in October.

The online pre­sen­ta­ti­on of the film patrons for MISSION ULJA FUNK (in German) ser­ves as an example.

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How does a film beco­me a clas­sic? This is the ques­ti­on that child­ren and young peo­p­le in the Classics.Class pro­ject ask them­sel­ves and exami­ne works of film histo­ry that have influen­ced enti­re gene­ra­ti­ons — whe­ther the­ma­ti­cal­ly, dra­ma­tur­gi­cal­ly or aes­the­ti­cal­ly. To coin­ci­de with the spe­cial exhi­bi­ti­ons at the DFF, the Classics.Class takes a clo­se look at a mile­stone in film histo­ry and pres­ents the film and its results to the LUCAS audience.

Background infor­ma­ti­on and timeline: 

In con­sul­ta­ti­on with their tea­chers, the LUCAS team sel­ects a clas­sic film in the spring as part of the DFF’s spe­cial exhi­bi­ti­on for the school class. Accompanied by film edu­ca­tors, the school class pre­pa­res for the cine­ma scree­ning at the fes­ti­val on three work­shop dates after the sum­mer holidays.

At LUCAS #46 a pro­ject group of the IGS Nordend work­ed along the spe­cial exhi­bi­ti­on WEIMAR WEIBLICH. Women and Gender Diversity in Weimar Cinema (1918–1933).

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Screen Talks

A screen talk offers the ide­al oppor­tu­ni­ty to extend a visit to the cine­ma at LUCAS with an inten­si­ve film dis­cus­sion with guests. In the undis­tur­bed atmo­sphe­re of a work­shop room and with the sup­port of a film edu­ca­tor, the group can easi­ly ask the film­ma­kers ques­ti­ons: Why was this came­ra per­spec­ti­ve cho­sen, what idea is the script based on, what is the mes­sa­ge behind the ending?

Background infor­ma­ti­on and timeline:

In the run-up to the fes­ti­val, tea­chers agree with the LUCAS team on a cine­ma scree­ning fol­lo­wed by a screen talk. The dura­ti­on of the talk is around 60–90 minutes.

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Teacher Training

As part of the coope­ra­ti­on bet­ween the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum and the Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie, LUCAS now offers online trai­ning semi­nars that intro­du­ce topics rela­ted to film edu­ca­ti­on and film festivals.

This is the ide­al intro­duc­tion for tea­chers to get to know LUCAS bet­ter as well as to use the gre­at added value of film in the class­room. All trai­ning cour­ses are free of char­ge for tea­chers in Hesse and can be boo­ked inde­pendent­ly and fle­xi­bly via the Wochenplan of the Schulportal. All trai­ning cour­ses are accre­di­ted by the Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie.

Current Offers and Registration

The advan­ced trai­nings can be found on the offer page of the Wochenplan: Fortbildungssuche — Schulportal Hessen (in German)
Search key­words are the cour­se for­mats LUCAS, Filmfestival and Film Education.

We are plea­sed about acti­ve par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in advan­ced trai­ning offers and wish to be able to wel­co­me you in autumn at the 46th edi­ti­on of LUCAS — Internationales Festival für jun­ge Filmfans.

Further infor­ma­ti­on and regis­tra­ti­on: s.schmidt@dff.film | +49 (0) 69 961 220 – 672

We will inform you about the next dates soon.

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Educational Material

For the films of the com­pe­ti­ti­ons »Kids« and »Teens«, expe­ri­en­ced film edu­ca­tors com­pi­le edu­ca­tio­nal mate­ri­als that can be obtai­ned free of char­ge by tea­chers and other inte­res­ted par­ties and are sent digi­tal­ly with each film regis­tra­ti­on by groups. The mate­ri­als pro­vi­de school clas­ses and other groups with an intro­duc­to­ry or in-depth stu­dy of the com­pe­ti­ti­on films, based on the stan­dards of the DFF’s gui­ding prin­ci­ples for film education.

The edu­ca­tio­nal mate­ri­als for the films of the cur­rent fes­ti­val edi­ti­on will be available here (in German) from the begin­ning of September. The mate­ri­als on films from pre­vious edi­ti­ons can be found here.

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Festival Reporters

Would you like to inter­view direc­tors, cast and pro­du­cers of children’s and youth films pro­fes­sio­nal­ly, watch cur­rent films and get a tas­te of fes­ti­val life? If you want to get up clo­se to the film­ma­kers as a roving repor­ter, the »Festival Reporters« pro­ject is just the thing for you. A school class is accom­pa­nied by media edu­ca­tors through every step of the pro­duc­tion pro­cess, from the ela­bo­ra­ted shoo­ting sche­du­le to the finis­hed report.

The tea­cher actively par­ti­ci­pa­tes in the imple­men­ta­ti­on of the pro­ject and super­vi­ses a pro­duc­tion group after a full-day trai­ning. Afterwards, the finis­hed report is broad­cast via TV and live­stream on Offener Kanal Rhein-Main and is also available at mediathek-hessen.de. »Festival Reporters« is a pro­ject of Medienprojektzentrums Offener Kanal (MOK) Rhein-Main in coope­ra­ti­on with LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers.

Background infor­ma­ti­on and timeline:

The school class par­ti­ci­pa­ting as »Festival Reporters« in the cor­re­spon­ding fes­ti­val edi­ti­on is sel­ec­ted via Medienprojektzentrum Offener Kanal (MOK) Rhein-Main. After a pre­pa­ra­to­ry work­shop, the group shoots their reports during the fes­ti­val week.

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LUCAS on Tour

LUCAS films go on tour, making it pos­si­ble to par­ti­ci­pa­te in LUCAS year-round and far bey­ond the fes­ti­val cen­ter in the metro­po­li­tan area, and to eva­lua­te the fes­ti­val pro­gram in a sus­tainable and far-rea­ching way. To this end, the team works clo­se­ly with the DFF pro­ject FILMmobil (in German), which sends for­mer com­pe­ti­ti­on films on the road and inte­gra­tes them into exci­ting film edu­ca­ti­on pro­grams. Eschborn is also an important away game for LUCAS every year: the post-fes­ti­val rea­ding in front of stu­dents from the schools the­re — inclu­ding film patron­ship pro­jects — is tra­di­tio­nal­ly an important part of the fes­ti­val year.