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The first annual Cinema Out of Your Backpack Festival was held on November 9, 2011 at the Caligari Cinema on campus of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Academy (Ludwigsburg, Germany).

Your host for the evening: Roland Sigmond, a genius lost in Transmedia and the creative consultant for Cinema Out of Your Backpack.

33 filmmakers from 10 different countries have entered the best scene from their feature film idea. A shortlist of 12 Fiction and 5 Documentary entries has been voted by the online community. Based on this shortlist, the judges have picked an Official Selection of 10 scenes which were part of the Screening and Awards Show.


Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Director of Photography (“Terminator: Salvation”), HDSLR pioneer
Jared Abrams
DSLR filmmaker and blogger at Wide Open Camera
Blake Whitman
VP of Creative Development at Vimeo 
Andrew Wonder
Director/DP of the acclaimed DSLR documentary “Undercity”
Claudia Loewe
Director of DFA Produktion, Organizer of the German Film Awards 


Best Story: “Aging Fast” by Christian Justice
Best Cinematography: “Vienna” by Ben Mallaby
Best Technical Achievement: “Present Day” by Bradley W. Ragland
Best Directing, Best Fiction: “Der Bienenstock” by Robert Jenne
Best Documentary: “Tomorrow” by Viktor Nordenskiöld
Audience Award: “One Shot Stories” by Josef Kubota Wladyka

The winners receive prizes with a total value of $3,000 sponsored by Vimeo, Think Tank Photo, Camera Armor, Giottos, PANI and the City of Ludwigsburg.

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