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: firstname.lastname@example.org | +49 (0) 69 961 220 – 672
We will inform you about the next dates soon.
ONLINE-TRAINING: FILM PATRONSHIP AT LUCAS
Thursday, August 31 | 3:30 — 5 p.m.
The training centers on the LUCAS format Film Patronship and can be the first step for teachers towards a more intensive integration of film content in the classroom. Registration and participation via:
https://schulportal.hessen.de/veranstaltungen/filmpatinnen-beim-lucas-filmfestival/ (in German)
TRAINING: SHORTS FOR SCHOOLS
Monday, October 9 | 5 p.m. | DFF Cinema
On the occasion of the new BJF short film program, this training demonstrates the educational value of short films via the streaming platforms edupool Hessen and DFF Kino+. Short films bring a variety of topics to the point and can be used quickly and flexibly in the classroom to refresh school content with new impulses as well as to highlight film as an art form. Via edupool Hessen, the media library of the Hessische Medienzentren, short films can be selected and played according to relevance. The provision of the LUCAS competition short films via the streaming platform DFF Kino+ until December 23, 2023, enables an equally uncomplicated integration into the classroom. The use of short films in the classroom as well as the concrete use of the streaming platforms will be presented.
Attention: The LUCAS short film competition entries are only available for streaming within Germany.
Further information an registration: email@example.com | +49 (0)69 961 220 – 672
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.
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.
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.