Words of Welcome

  • OB Stefan Wolf

    Stefan Wolf
    Mayor of Weimar
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  • rektor-beucke

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Beucke
    Rector of the Bauhaus-University Weimar
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    Prof. Wolfgang Kissel
    Director of the Bauhaus Film-Institute
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backup_festival 2014 is glad about sent in videos from all over the world – all participants chosen

backup_festival 2014 is glad about sent in videos from all over the world – all participants chosen

Of course we just chose the best films out of 550 submissions from all over the world and are so proud to pronounce to have such a great and diverse film program again this year.
Whether from Switzerland, France, Russia, Japan, America, East Timor, China, Egypt, Ukraine, Taiwan, Syria – we got submissions from almost every part of the world and that’s makes backup special. (more…)

Let us introduce this years program

In two weeks it will be up already: The backup_festival 2014 brings international short films and their producers to our city again!

It’ll start on Wednesday, may 21st with the opening in the Lichthaus Cinema at 6 pm. After a special program with films directed by Robert Seidel, the band “Lila Bungalow” does open the musical part of backup_festival 2014 with a concert. The videos of the category backup.award are going to take place especially on Thursday and Friday and will find their highlight in the presentation of awards on Saturday at 9pm. (more…)

backup_festival in its 16th year

As well as in all the years before, the short film festival backup is reinventing itself! backup_festival will stick to the great quality of short films we are used to, but for this years festival, we tried to reintegrate new international art schools, in order to let their creative accomplishments be part of the backup_festival 2014. To be sure to catch the right cinema experience, the festival will take place at the Lichthaus Kino in Weimar as it ever did. Another focus will be on „backup_at_home“, which actually means, that visitors will be able to watch selected short films in students‘ apartments. (more…)