[artinfo] call for short films and videos for backup_festival

by way of Janos Sugar dietrich-schoenherr at web.de
Mon Jun 18 23:15:05 CEST 2007

The 9th Annual Backup_festival will take place 
from 18. - 21. October 2007 in Weimar, Germany.

This year, once again, we are looking for young 
film makers and media creatives interested in
submitting work for the international category of 
the backup.award and who would like the
chance to win an award from the 3750 Euros worth of prizes we have on offer.

Backup is interested in film works that reflect 
and re-define the limits of short film and video
and which explore creatively different methods 
and styles of production. In particular this
year the festival is focused on the hybridisation 
of visual communication methods and on
works which seek to break down traditional 
practices of narrative structure, production
and distribution.

In acknowledgement that many works submitted will 
cross-over numerous traditional category
guide-lines in their content, The Backup_Festival 
pre-selection committee will sort entries
according to their content and form. Works will 
then be put into competition blocks that reflect
their character. This frees film makers from 
needing to adhear to strict self-categorization of
their creative output.

Prizes for the best entries will be awarded by an 
independent jury of filmmakers, TV executives,
producers, designers and media theorists.

The call for entries will be announced at 
international academies of film and art, 
polytechnics, Film and Media Agencies, Film Clubs 
and centres of learning and culture
via www.backup-festival.de

To qualify for entry into the competition, all 
works must be submitted in a common video format,
must have been completed after the 1st of January 
2006 and must be no longer than 15 min.
in length.

The deadline for entries is the 31st of July 2007

All entries must be submitted by the 31st of July 
2007 and must include a DVD of the work/s,
film stills, a dialogue list, a synopsis, a 
filmography and a biography of the film maker.

c/o Bauhaus-Universitšt Weimar
Fakultšt Medien
Bauhausstrasse 11
99423 Weimar

tel. +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 39 29
tel. +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 39 30
fax +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 39 21

info at backup-festival.de

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