FNO at Lucas film festival in Germany
EYE ON FILM’S YOUNG CINEPHILES IN GERMANY AT LUCAS FESTIVAL
WHAT IS TRUE AND WHAT IS FAKE? Current trends of hybrid narratologies in contemporary cinematography
WHAT IS THE ACTUAL WORK OF A FILM JURY AT A FESTIVAL? WHICH CATEGORIES DO THEY APPLY AND HOW DO THEY DISTINGUISH SUBJECTIVE OPINIONS FROM OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENTS? What the selection of being a jury member brings along?
With the ‘Young European Cinephiles (YEC)’, the young Europe came to Frankfurt to LUCAS International Festival for Young Film Lovers. Six teenagers from Germany and Slovenia were presenting their favourite films that reflect an interesting trend, namely that of the cinematic hybrid form. The 40th anniversary edition of the LUCAS festival was used as an impulse to discuss these questions with young film lovers/jury members from Germany and Slovenia.
All six YECs are seasoned film lovers – cinephiles. Three LUCAS-alumni and their jury colleagues from the Slovenian EYE ON FILM festival have curated an ambitious film programme that considers the question: “What is true and what is fake?” On three evenings, the teenagers were presenting their own programme that made for interesting discussions.
Olja (18), Simon (17) and Mark (18), all three associated with the EYE ON FILM festival from Ljubljana teamed up with the 2016 LUCAS-alumni Halima (15), Luana (17) and Lilith (16). As this year’s “Young European Cinephiles” (YEC) and experts in either subject matters – being jury members and young people – they shared their experiences as members of a youth film jury and discussed differences and similarities they have recognised.
“We live in a world where the difference between reality and fiction, right and wrong no longer seems to be of great importance”, observes Lilith (15). “Unfortunately, the internet plays an important role in the confusion of truth and falsehood – just think of fake news.” Increasingly, filmmakers also no longer want to commit themselves to a single cinematic form: documentary and fictional forms become mixed in the same way as animations and live action films. Participant Lilith sees hybrid films as an opportunity “to raise critical awareness for these issues through art”.