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 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 film 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.

This year it is named “Kammer 11 Filmkollektiv”.

We have the following 5 lecturers:

Clemens Beier
Clemens Beier was born in the German-Polish border town Görlitz/Zgorzelec in 1989. After graduating in Media Arts at the Bauhaus-University Weimar he started his studies in directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.
Christoph Eder
Christoph Eder was born on the island Rügen in 1987 and grew up in Göhren. In 2010 he graduated as Audiovisual Media Designer and has been working as a freelancer since then. He has been studying Media Art and Design at the Bauhaus-University Weimar since 2011. Together with four other filmmakers he founded the KAMMER11 Filmkolletiv in 2013. Besides working in the field of documentary films he directs and produces music videos and commercial film productions.
Duc Ngo Ngoc
Duc Ngo Ngoc was born in 1988 in Hanoi before moving to Berlin at the age of 5. From 2010 until 2014 he studied Media Art and Design at the Bauhaus University Weimar. Since 2015 he is enrolled in the Directing Masters program at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF .
Till Krücken
Till Krücken grew up in Berlin and is currently studying Media Art (B.F.A.) at the Bauhaus-University. He recently directed and edited music videos for artists like Teesy and Megaloh and is also known as the rapper “Dissythekid”.
Patrick Richter
Patrick Richter is a filmmaker from Erfurt. His documentary works are often very personal. He received an award for “Best Contribution” in a German competition for short films in Oberhausen for his film “Neunundreißig” which was created in 2012 as part of his graduation work at the Bauhaus University Weimar. At the moment he is studying to get a Master’s degree and works as a freelancer for film- and video productions.