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backup_festival 2009 _ CALL FOR ENTRIES

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backup_festival 2009 _ CALL FOR ENTRIES


For the 11th backup_festival
we are looking for young film makers and media artists to take
part in an international competition for a prize of 7500 Euros in total.

>>>>>>>>>> backup.award
We are looking for short films and videos which reflect and define the
boundaries and
possibilities of the cinematic format through the creative use of different
production methods and modes of expression. The interplay of media with
differing techniques and the influence of these two aspects on narrative
structures, production, and distribution processes are considered the most
important criteria. The aim is to break out of previous categorisations and to
produce hybrid forms of film.
The submitted works must have been completed after January 1st 2008 and should
exceed 15 minutes in length.

>>>>>>>>>> backup.clip.award
We are looking for music videos which create unique combinations of music and
motion picture through the employment of different techniques and forms of media. The
focus of this award is on the artistic use of music video characteristics. The aim is to
make pictures audible and sounds visible.
The submitted works must have been completed after January 1st 2007 and should
not exceed 7 minutes in length. If copyrighted music is used in the video clip,
legal rights to use the songs must be granted in order to be admitted in the competition.

>>>>>>>>>> backup.(non)commercial.award
We are looking for film works which deal with the idea of commercials as their
own independent format of motion picture and that strive to break out of their
boundaries by means of content as well as creative techniques. The methods and
intentions of advertising should be reflected and questioned in an artistic
way. The aim is to critically investigate advertising. Works which have been
produced or released for commercial purposes will not be admitted in the
competition. The inclusion of fictive products and services is preferable. Real
products may only be referred to if legal copyright/trademark rights have been
granted and if the commercial has not been produced on behalf of the company.
The submitted works must have been completed after January 1st 2007 and should
not exceed 90 seconds in length.

>>>>>>>>>> backup.premiere.award
We are looking for film debuts which link different genres and formates,
respectively suggest methods to pass the boundaries of genre, and thereby present formates
that break new ground. The films should - in accordance with a present-day view
of the Bauhaus in Weimar - reflect the producers' interdisciplinary approach
and its manifestation in narrative structures and production processes. For the
first time, backup leaves the league of short film festivals and rises to a new
challenge. Likewise, there are new challenges for the newcomers of film: the
number of international cinematic debuts increases steadily, and it is hardly
possible to keep track on the scene and the amount of new channels of
distribution. The objective of the award is to discover new forms and modes of
expression in the light of this situation - to filter unconventional,
path-breaking works, and present them to an interested audience in an
international context. The aim is to go beyond structural conventions by means
of content as well as form, as well as to orient onself on the global market.
The submitted works must have been completed after January 1st 2008 and should
not exceed 60 minutes in length.

A panel of independent judges consisting of film makers, television professionals,
producers, designers, and media theorists will award prizes to the best works. The
call for entries is distributed internationally at film and art colleges,
universities, universities of applied sciences, film and media agencies, film
clubs, cultural centres and centres of learning, as well as online at:

Deadline: March 20th 2009

All submitted works should be sent in due time so as to arrive before the
deadline and should include a copy for preview, stills, list of dialogues,
synopsis, biography and filmography.




>>>>>>> about the festival:


stands for films and videos reflecting, defining and readjusting the boundaries
and prospects of
film and its diverse segments
by creatively experimenting with different ways of production and expression.

That is why backup is looking for filmic works
that refuse to be categorized as genres, topics and other traditional criteria
– experiments in the format of moving picture.

A new addition to this year’s 11th backup
festival is a competition for international debut features. With this award and
the systematic development of media partnerships backup wants to promote the
potential of young filmmakers and support their talent.

Like in the past 10 years, backup
wants to encourage a discourse about films, formats and festivals reflecting
the current developments and aiming to find and support artistic works and
exceptional approaches to the medium film.

Since its 10th anniversary in 2008 the
backup_festival has a new date. The early summer in Weimar offers the
possibility to celebrate the festival as a big and vibrant open air event. The
11th backup_festival will take place from May 21st
to May 24th 2009 in Weimar, Germany. For more information visit


>> backup_festival

     May 21-24,



Joined: 01/26/2009
Call for entries extended until 1st of April!
Call for entries extended until 1st of
Two months left until the 11th backup_festival and the
transmittals for this year‘s call for entries already pile up in the office. Due
to the comparatively short period of time between backup.10 in 2008 and this
year's edition we want to offer the opportunity of submitting their creative
works to more film makers by extending the call for entries period. Instead of
March 20th the new deadline is the first of April! By that date, the
works designed for taking part in the competition of the backup.award,
backup.clip.award, backup.(non)commercial.award and for the first time
backup.premiere.award should be sent to the following adress:
c/o Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Bauhaus Film-Institut
Bauhausstraße 15
99423 Weimar/Germany
The application form and more detailed information are
avaiable on our homepage
In addition, you find the official announcement
backup_festival 09 is looking forward to noumerous
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