Lucas International Children's Film Festival
From: Sunday, September 23 2007, 5:00 am
to: Sunday, September 30 2007, 3:00 pm
The largest children's film festival in Germany takes place every year at the German Film Museum. Two juries - one chaired by children and the other by young people - award two films the illustrious Lucas award, a porcelain figure of a traveller holding a magic lantern, known as the Hoechster Porzellanmanufaktur.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2007, the event is the only A-category film festival in the Rhein-Main area. International films are screened before a large audience of children, young people, parents, teachers, film experts and directors and lively discussions take place after the screenings.
Films chosen tend to focus on the experience of young people and young filmmakers. The festival is an opportunity for cultural differences to be explored and celebrated by the children through screenings, talks and discussions.