backup_festival 2017

The festival

From the 17th to the 21st of May 2017 the backup_festival invites to its 19th edition to Weimar. Like every year students of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar organize an international short film festival of a special kind and opens like this the eyes from province to the big wide world of film – this time with the motto: accidentally created. Film lovers can dive into the universe of moving images for five days at the festival site Gaswerk and Lichthaus-Kino. The festival would like to support young talents who prove their courage to put their innovative cinematic ideas into practice and break up over and over again the borders of everything seen before.

A lot of film-makers followed our call for entries and like this almost 3000 entries from over 100 nations all over the world found their way to Weimar. Our program was selected carefully among all submissions and shows the variety of the medium film in all its facets. The main program will be shown in different categories and is as different as the film-makers. The most convincing film will be honored by the jury’s award. Beside the main program there will be the clip.award for music videos.

The festival shows its whole charm on its varied additional programs and events. For backup.at.home shared-flats will open their doors for visitors and movies will be showed in private atmosphere. A diverse special program lures also into cinema. backup.art.screen shows movies in the context of an art exhibition and scenography. The concept of backup.connect creates a space of networking for film-makers and invites to lectures and discussions. The festival is rounded off by numerous bckp-Events.

backup_festival looks forward to a magnificent festival.