20 Aug 2013
August 20, 2013

Online now! LUCAS program 2013

The LUCAS International Children’s Film Festival is staged by the German Film Museum and it runs from September 22 to 29, 2013. The festival will screen 45 modern and engaging feature length and short films, documentaries and animations from 22 different countries September 22 to 29. Children and young people will get an insight into the lives of people the same age in different cultures. The festival focuses on the everyday lives, goals and dreams of children as well as the obstacles they face. The festival HQ is at the German Film Museum in Frankfurt.

LUCAS is the oldest children’s film festival in Germany. It was founded in 1974 and it initially took place every two years. This will be the 36th year of the festival. The international competition concentrates on high-class, global cinema output. With this focus, the festival offers industry experts and journalists a valuable insight. The festival totalled approx. 6,500 visitors last year.

The Awards: a jury comprised of children and grown ups awards a prize fund of 7,500 Euros to the best feature film, with an additional 3,000 Euros going to the best short and the best animated short film. LUCAS will once again reward the best youth film as well as the first Sir Peter Ustinov best newcomer award. The European Children’s Film Association (ECFA) prize will also be given, who’s winner is decided upon by three European film experts. Every year the festival visitors choose their favourite film to win the LUCAS Audience Award.

Find out all about LUCAS and the complete program 2013: www.lucas-filmfestival.de

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