In addition to the newest children’s films, LUCAS also puts on an extensive accompanying program in its festival center. The LUCAS AKTIV area represents the core of the events for children that take place on festival days (from 9 AM to 9 PM, free of charge). Film talks, interactive offerings and film workshops serve to enable a critical analysis of film as a medium, and to promote the transmission of film culture and media competence. LUCAS AKTIV offers a versatile and intensive film-pedagogical programme.
What the LUCAS AKTIV area has in store for you in 2012 will be announced in the middle of july, right here!
The LUCAS AKTIV area 2011:
In the AKTIV area, children can meet the LUCAS directors in person! Here, the directors of the competition films respond to the audience’s questions every day of the festival. Those who don’t have the opportunity to ask all of their questions in the theater get their unique chance in the AKTIV area. Children and filmmakers can playfully exchange their thoughts about the films. The talks are moderated by trained media educators.
One spectacular offer at LUCAS is the “Super-Cutout-Animation” workshop. Here, visitors can try cutout-style stop-motion animation on a larger scale. Everything is shot in life size. A camera is mounted on the ceiling of the room to shoot photos of each movement. The children and props lie on the floor, which also serves as a backdrop, and act out the scenes of a story. By playing back the photos in rapid sucession, a brief stop-motion film is produced. The workshop is a great way to learn animation techniques in a group setting and to deepen children’s understanding of the work that goes into film production.
Another animation technique is on offer for children at the KI.KA TRICKBOXX. Here, young visitors can independently try their hands at animating a short film based on their own story, acting as an animator and director in one. Easy-to-make construction projects also introduce the children in the LUCAS AKTIV area to the diversity of film technology – many young visitors are fascinated by these simple but surprisingly movie-like effects.