2019 LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers opens on September 19th and continues until September 26th.
Unlike most of the other children and young adults film festivals around the globe that have a conservative approach in their film selections, Lucas is a progressive film festival with a very good understanding of the young generation of our time.
LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers goes beyond being just a festival and is actually an active organization in helping children and young adults to be part of the festival as jury members and by training them to have a better understanding about the medium of film. Kids are not only part of the festival juries, but also host the Q&As, present films as patrons, and document the festival. Lucas festival organizers have a creative ways in approaching young filmmakers and help them in process of making their films.
At Cinema Without Borders we are proud to present GoE Bridging The Borders Award sponsored by Go Energistics, for the second year at the LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers.
To have a better understanding of LUCAS activities, our German Editor, Yeganeh Taheri interviewed LUCAS’ Wilke Bitter on camera:
Wilke Bitter studied theater, film and media studies as well as Political Sciences studies at Trier and Goethe University Frankfurt, successfully graduate in in 2018. During and in between his studies, he worked as a film- and media literacy instructor in different projects revolving around film, news media and video games and held a freelancer reporter position at various news outlets and local newspapers. In early 2019, Wilke Bitter became part of the team of LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers where he now heads the film literacy and school cooperation department.