Weimar's Short Film and Video-Festival
The 10-year-anniversary of the short movie and video festival "backup" in June 2008 was a raving success. Now the preparations for the next backup_festival are in full swing.
Experienced as well as new students devoted a lot of energy so this year's festival will be an unforgettable event once again.
Backup will open its doors from May 21st to 24th 2009. For the 11th time backup will create a platform for cinematic works that defy rigid categorizations as themes and genres. Backup wants to provide these works a platform and grant them international attention.
As from this year, backup is part of the Bauhaus Institute of Film (BFI). The BFI's focus on artistic, scientific and economic issues in film praxis and theory provides the backup_festival with a more distinctive profile and a clear direction. Another addition to the festival is the introduction of an international debut movie competition, the backup.premiere.award.
The festival traditionally will take place in the unique atmosphere of Weimar's old tram depot.
The current call for entries includes the following contests: backup.award, back-up.clip.award, backup.(non)commercial.award and backup.premiere.award. Young artists from various fields will be competing for 7500 Euro prize money.
The deadline for all entries is March 20th, 2009. Check the file attached for more details. Visit http://www.backup-festival.de/ for more information.