Selected German Film Festivals

backup_festival - Short Film Festival Weimar

backup-festival. new media in film
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Fakultät Medien
Bauhausstr. 15
99421 Weimar
phone +49-36 43-583 929
fax +49-36 43-583 601

Festival Director
Juliane Fuchs

Year of Foundation 1999

Event Date from 30 May 2018 till 03 June 2018

in Weimar, Germany

International Competition

Sections backup.award (international competition for film works), backup.clip.award (international competition for music videos), panels

Category Short, Student Film

Terms of Entry films by students and graduates of art, media or design schools, length up to 15 min (clip award: 7 min); films have to take advantage of new media production, distribution, aesthetic and/or narrative components, completed on or after 1 January 2016, all formats possible

Genre Music, Experimental, Short Films

Subtitles English subtitles recommended German subtitles recommended

Format DCP, Blu-ray, Digital File

Registration Deadline 30 September 2017

Fees none

Attendance Figures 4,000

Participants of the Film Industry international directors and producers, representatives of German film festivals and film funds

backup.awards (total: Euro 4,500)
backup.clipawards (total: Euro 3,000)
backup.herzblut.award (Audience Award)

Number of Films Shown about 90 films

Media Coverage mostly regional and national coverage in print press, TV, radio and trade magazines

Evaluation Organized from within the sphere of the media faculty at Bauhaus University Weimar, this festival focuses on innovative, unconventional approaches to the medium film. Emphasizing commitment and content, international film and media artists meet for a well-attended mix of film competition, installations and panels. Due to its communicative structures, this is a good opportunity to make contacts with representatives of the scene.

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