The 32nd LUCAS International Children’s Film Festival will open September 6 in Frankfurt with a screening of French fairytale Trouble At Timpeltill.
The festival’s competition includes 10 features and 15 shorts. Features include Sweden’s Lassemaja’s Detective Agency - The Chameleon Strikes Back; Dutch comedy Morrison; and Lithuanian love story The Balcony.
The festival’s two world premieres are Timetrip: The Curse of the Viking Witch and Orps.
The Special Film Series this year will focus on animation, including a seminar and symposium on the current animation industry. The Milestones of Animation selections include 1933’s King Kong, Disney’s 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1982’s Tron, Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc., Hayo Freitag’s Mary and Max, award winner Waltz with Bashir, and a selection of German animated shorts.
Guests will include David Rubín, Giedre Beinoriute, and Atle Knudsen. The jury will include five children as well as direcctor Hayo Freitag, screenwriter Katharina Reschke, TV host Alex Huth, funder Bettina Buchler, and Vision Kino’s Maren Wurster.
The festival also offers a market for the industry.