International Festival for Young Film Lovers

42nd edition: 19 through 26 September 2019



LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers is Germany’s oldest festival for young audiences and celebrates its 42nd edition this year from September 19th – 26th. Within the competition sections in the age categories 8+, 13+ and 16+ | Youngsters, LUCAS festival puts its focus on outstanding, international productions of children and youth films, including all filmic forms from fiction, documentary, to animation and experimental formats.

Under the heading “Get Involved!” LUCAS invites young film lovers to actively participate: They are part of the festival juries, host the Q&As, present films as patrons, and document the festival. During the festival week, filmmakers, producers, film literacy experts and professionals from all over the world meet in Frankfurt, Wiesbaden und Offenbach, attend the festival program together and discuss the films with the young audience.

In addition to the official competition sections LUCAS offers a diversified film and events program featuring even more screenings of classics from film history, the “Minis”, an interactive film program for children from 4 years onwards and thematic film series curated by youths as well as workshops and panels.



Julia Fleißig
Festival Director
Phone: +49 69 961 220 671

Olaf Wehowsky
Festival Management
Phone: +49 69 961 220 673

Wilke Bitter
Film Literacy
Phone: +49 69 961 220 672

Jenni Ellwanger
Editorial, Press and Public Relations