Backup_connect offers a platform for entrepreneurs form the media community and young, aspiring artists from the Bauhaus university Weimar. Invited media producers present their future projects in a series of lectures. Backup_connect focuses on the economy and ways to support young artists. Therefore, it has a very special role within the program of the backup_festival. The students will be able to get an insight into working methods and successful strategies of professional companies. In addition to that, it offers a chance to establish contacts between students and the filming industry. The aim is to facilitate the students’ entry into professional life. For the attending media producers, backup_connect enables them to recognize new innovations and trends. In a following discussion the audience can ask questions to the experts.