About 2021

LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers
#44 from September 30 to October 7, 2021

As Germany’s oldest film festival for young audiences, LUCAS will take place for the 44th time from September 30 to October 7, 2021. The program is aimed at everyone from 4 years of age to 18 and older and presents current international feature films, documentaries, animations, and experimental films. 

21 carefully curated feature films and a selection of short films (all of them German premieres) will compete for the coveted LUCAS awards. In addition to the competition program, LUCAS presents classics of film history, short film programs for the very youngest and other series, some of which are created by children and young adults. During the festival week, a special focus is on film talks, in which filmmakers from all over the world enter into dialogue with the audience. 

Participation at LUCAS means “Get involved!”. As moderators, festival reporters, film critics, jury members, or curators young film fans are invited to participate in a variety of ways throughout the festival. 

For representatives of the film industry, conferences and panel discussions will take place that deal with topics of film education and current trends in children’s and youth film production.   

LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers is organized by DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum e.V.