SUBMISSION GUIDELINES, RULES & FAQS
- ON FILM // in any format and of any kind, including instant films, specialty films like orthochromatic and lithographic emulsions.
- Using ANALOGUE/MATERIAL MEDIA & HISTORICAL/ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES such as Collodion-based processes (wet plates, tintypes, ambrotypes, etc.), Calotypes & paper negatives, photograms, etc. For a full list of eligible processes please visit our FAQS section below at Question #11
All submissions captured digitally will be disqualified without notice. While digital captures are not accepted digitized analogue works, such as scanned negatives post-edited digitally are all eligible to be entered.
Submission forms require photographers to certify works entered are eligible.
Entrants are allowed an unlimited number of submissions for any of the WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER SHORTLIST Calls until selected & published.
Exhibition Winners and ShortListed photographers from past FotoFilmic Competition editions can only enter new or different works (images already published at FotoFilmic will be disqualified without notice).
The FotoFilmic17 International Traveling Exhibition Call for Entry accepts submissions until June 30th, 2017 and is divided between 3 consecutive 2-month long SHORTLIST Calls each selecting 30 different film & analogue photographers: the WINTER SHORTLIST Call (#1 Jan/Feb), the SPRING SHORTLIST Call (#2 March/April) & the SUMMER SHORTLIST Call (#3 May/June).
Entrants can submit to any SHORTLIST Calls until selected. Early submissions are encouraged for greater chances of making the SHORTLIST cut and gain maximum exposure through Online ShortList Feature publications.
FOTOFILMIC17 SHORTLIST SCHEDULE
WINTER SHORTLIST (NOW CLOSED)
Monday, JANUARY 9 – Tuesday, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 Deadline | 1st ONGOING CALL, 30 photographers (30/90) announced Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 & published daily thereafter
SPRING SHORTLIST * ONGOING CALL *
Wednesday, MARCH 1st – Sunday, APRIL 30, 2017 Deadline | 30 additional photographers (60/90) to be announced Tuesday, MAY 2nd, 2017 & published daily thereafter
Monday, MAY 1st – Friday, JUNE 30, 2017 Deadline | 30 additional photographers to be announced Monday, JULY 3rd, 2017 (90/90) & published daily thereafter
For each SHORTLIST Call deadline entries must be received electronically before midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST). Please note that SUBMIT links from submission forms will be disabled immediately after the final June 30th, 2017 deadline.
FOTOFILMIC17 EXHIBITION TIMELINE
JULY, 2017 | FOTOFILMIC17 EXHIBITION JURYING
FOTOFILMIC17 INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING EXHIBITION WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Monday, JULY 31st, 2017
AUGUST, 2017 | FOTOFILMIC17 EXHIBITION PRODUCTION
ALL FINAL EXHIBITION DATES TBA SOON
DIGITAL FILE PREPARATION, SPECS & NAMING
All submitted image files must be formatted as follow:
FILE FORMAT: JEPG (maximum quality settings)
IMAGE RESOLUTION: 72 ppi
IMAGE DIMENSIONS: 1500-pixel Width
COLOR PROFILE: sRBG
FILE NAMING (LOWERCASE): lastname_firstname_number.jpeg
SHORT INTERVIEW BIO & QUESTIONS
Entrants are required to fill out their entry form entirely providing their name, street & email addresses. Entry form information must also include:
1. SHORT BIO (1 paragraph )
2. INTERVIEW ANSWERS (1-2 paragraph/1000-character max) to the questions:
1) “What is your work about?”
2) “How does photographing on film (or using your other material photographic process) inform your artistic practice?”
ONLINE SHORTLIST FEATURES
3 CURATED IMAGES + SUBMISSION INTERVIEW
If ShortListed your submission interview answers, short bio and website link/main social media handle will be integrally published online along with your 3 selected images as your official “Online ShortList Feature”.
SHORTLIST SHOWS | FOTOFILMIC//PULP GALLERY
New this year 3 month-long curated FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Shows will open at the FotoFilmic//PULP Gallery on Bowen Island, Vancouver, BC, Canada:
- the WINTER SHORTLIST Show (March 2017)
- the SPRING SHORTLIST Show (May 2017)
- the SUMMER SHORTLIST Show (July 2017)
Each FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Show will showcase 10 of the 30 ShortListed photographers from the WINTER, SPRING & SUMMER SHORTLISTS as single-edition hand-signed artist prints presented in 16″x20″ custom archival mats (see PULP Shows).
Selected SHORTLIST Show photographers will be contacted following each SHORTLIST Winners announcement to receive a FotoFilmic Print Consignment Agreement and shipping instructions to mail their exhibition print.
FOTOFILMIC17 SHORTLIST PRINT COLLECTION
All exhibited SHORTLIST Show prints will create and belong to the new FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Print Collection published & promoted online, as well as inventoried at the FotoFilmic//PULP Gallery (see PULP Collection).
FOTOFILMIC17 EXHIBITION + BOOK submitters need to complete the following additional information on their submission form:
1. COMPLETE PHOTO BOOK REFERENCES
- BOOK TITLE
- AUTHOR NAME
- TOTAL PAGE NUMBER
- BOOK DIMENSIONS
- EDITION NUMBER
- NUMBER OF PRINTED COPIES FOR EDITION SUBMITTED
- PUBLICATION DATE
- PUBLISHER IF NOT SELF-PUBLISHED
- ISBN NUMBER IF PUBLISHED BY A PUBLISHER
2. FOTOBOOKS LISTING INFORMATION
- 1 short 100-word descriptive paragraph
- 2 -3 different photographs (1200 pixels width) documenting the book cover, inside pages and back cover or close-up detail.
FOTOBOOKS COLLECTION & CONSIGNMENT AGREEMENT
All Photo Books submitted will be accepted and published on a monthly basis online on the FotoFilmic FOTOBOOKS Collection page, as well as inventoried at the FOTOFILMIC GALLERY on Vancouver’s Bowen Island, BC, Canada. Just like exhibition submissions Photo Books submitted must all present work integrally shot on film or using other analogue/material methods and processes.
Submitters will be contacted by FotoFilmic shortly after completing their submission to be forwarded a FOTOBOOKS consignment agreement as well as shipping instructions to send their book copies.
Submitters agree to make available 3 signed copies for consignment at the FOTOFILMIC GALLERY on Bowen Island, Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. FOTOBOOKS consignment is limited to a maximum period of 2 years after which time unsold copies will be sent back to photographers at their request and own expense.
FOTOBOOKS FOTOFILMIC COMMISSION
FOTOBOOKS resale prices are in USD$ and are determined by the photographers, on top of which FotoFilmic will add a fixed commission as well as a low varying shipping fee.
FOTOBOOKS orders information will be forwarded back to the photographer along with a FotoFilmic Paypal payment corresponding to their asking resale price.
FOTOFILMIC17 EXHIBITORS FOTOBOOKS SHOWCASES
The final 30 FotoFilmic17 Winners participating to the Traveling Exhibition in New York, Vancouver, Paris and Thessaloniki who have submitted a photo book will see 1 of their 3 book copies accompany the exhibition in all 4 international venues and be showcased there for the entire duration of the exhibitions to gain additional exposure and promotion.
Images must be free of trademarks/watermarks, logos, names, borders and dust marks.
All works entered must be the photographer’s own. Entrants also guarantee that all copyrights corresponding to the work submitted in their name are theirs, or that in the case copyrights have been ceded to a third party they have effectively obtained express authorization from the third party to use their imagery for the purpose of being exhibited and published as part of FotoFilmic17.
Entrants certify that they have received in written form appropriate release from all models and persons featured in the work they enter regarding possible commercial uses.
By submitting work to the FotoFilmic17 International Traveling Exhibition and its SHORTLIST Calls, photographers also agree to the restricted use of their imagery for promotional purposes in relation to FotoFilmic17 online publications as well as printed marketing materials.
FOTOFILMIC17 EXHIBITION CALL
USD$50.00 | 4 to 10 Images
FOTOFILMIC17 EXHIBITION + BOOK CALL
USD$70.00 | 4 to 10 Images + 1 Book listing
For a submission to be validated submitters must complete appropriate payment of the submission type of their choice (USD$50 or USD$70) and enter the requested minimum 4 images or 4 images + 1 Book. There is no discount available if submitting less than the required amount of photographs. Entries submitted with less than four photographs will be automatically invalidated without refund.
Once validated all submissions are final and cannot be edited, revised or changed afterwards.
Submission Fees Payments are only accepted through Paypal and by Credit Card via the 2 FotoFilmic17 Submission Forms & Pages. Submission fees are non-refundable. Regular Credit Card fees may apply. Please read our FAQS section below for more payment details.
USD$125.00 | one-time Exhibition Contribution Fee
Also called “Intercontinental FotoFilmic fee”, each final FotoFilmic17 Exhibition Winner will be required to contribute an additional one-time USD$125.00 fee in August 2017 toward covering the considerable logistical expenses (crating, packing, roundtrip shipping and transportation, shipping insurance, etc.) incurring to bring the entire FotoFilmic17 Exhibition and accompanying Photo Books to our exhibition venues in New York NY, USA (Sous Les Étoiles Gallery), Paris, France (Galerie Binôme) and Thessaloniki, Greece (Stereosis Photography School) from Vancouver BC, Canada.
FotoFilmic exhibitions are juried by prestigious photography figures and hosted in a variety of professional venues: as a consequence FotoFilmic produces all its shows according to the high presentation standards commercial galleries demand.
Recent edition exhibitions have been presented in Seoul (Space 22, March 2016), New York (Sous Les Étoiles Gallery, August/September 2015), Los Angeles (dnj Gallery, November/December 2016), Boise (Boise State University Visual Arts Center, September/October 2016) with upcoming exhibitions in Vancouver (Burrard Arts Foundation, April 2017) and Melbourne (Monash Gallery of Art, October/November 2017).
EXHIBITION SUBMISSIONS FAQS
1. What are the deadlines to enter FotoFilmic17?
The 1st deadline to enter the FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition Call is the WINTER SHORTLIST one on Tuesday, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 at Midnight (PST). 30 first ShortListed photographers will be announced on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 (30/90).
The 2nd FotoFilmic17 deadline is the SPRING SHORTLIST one on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at midnight (PST). 30 more ShortListed photographers will be announced on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 bringing the SHORTLIST to 60/90.
The final FotoFilmic17 deadline to be selected & compete to take part to the Traveling Exhibition will be Friday, June 30, 2017 at midnight (PST). The 30 final photographers completing the FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST (90/90) will be announced on Monday, July 3rd, 2017.
Photographers shooting on film and analog processes are encouraged to apply early to get more chances to make the cut to the FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST by submitting several times if needed to the WINTER, SPRING and SUMMER ShortLists.
2. What do I need to apply to FotoFilmic17?
Submitters need at least 4 high quality Jpeg image files shot on film in any format or using analog methods/processes. Files specs are 72 ppi at 1200 pixels in width with an sRGB color profile.
Once your files are ready (you can upload up to 10 submission files per entry for the same fee), logon to www.fotofilmic.com and follow the online submission process. You will also be asked a short paragraph of bio information, as well as short paragraph answers to 2 short interview questions to be featured along with 3 of your submitted works if selected. Make sure to submit your $50 Paypal payment right away in order to complete your submission as unpaid/incomplete submissions are automatically deleted after 24 hours.
3. What do I get in return if selected for the FotoFilmic17 ShortList?
All 90 FotoFilmic17 ShortListed photographers are published online on the FotoFilmic website as official winners taking part to the FotoFilmic’17 Online SHORTLIST Features portfolio. Each ShortListed Photographer is thus given the FotoFilmic spot for an entire day through a short written interview along with 3 selected images plus active FotoFilmic social media coverage.
To insure durable promotion, all FotoFilmic17 Features also have their own URL for convenient linking and remain accessible indefinitely.
In addition, ShortListed Photographers also:
– compete for the 2nd competition step – the FotoFilmic17 International Juried Traveling Exhibition – with their selected works reviewed by the FotoFilmic17 Jury in July 2017 + a chance to win 1 of the 2 FotoFilmic17 Cash Awards ($2,000), 3 Lomography/ADOX Equipment Awards & 2 Honorable Mentions
– have their selected work considered for 1 of the 3 FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Print Shows at the FotoFilmic//PULP Gallery on Vancouver’s Bowen Island, BC, Canada
– have their exhibited FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Show print join the FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Print Collection online + inventoried at the FotoFilmic//PULP Gallery
4. If selected as one of the 30 final FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition photographers, do I need to ship my exhibition print to you?
NO | No print shipping is required as FotoFilmic produces Traveling Exhibitions entirely from scratch in Vancouver, BC working with professional printing & framing partners.
Instead final exhibitors will be required to forward a high resolution printing file to FotoFilmic to output all exhibition prints as custom proofed LightJet prints (Digital C-prints) to be framed in custom 17″x21″ photographic wood frames meeting the high exhibition standards demanded by our exhibition venue partners in New York, Paris, Vancouver and Thessaloniki.
Final FotoFilmic17 exhibitors will also be required to pay a one-time $125 Exhibition Contribution fee in August 2017 as indicated on all FotoFilmic’17 submission forms and pages.
5. Do I still pay new entry fees if applying to more than 1 SHORTLIST Call?
YES | Each WINTER, SPRING & SUMMER SHORTLIST Call corresponds to a separate selection process with a different entry deadline.
6. Can I hold or transfer a submission from one SHORTLIST Call to another?
NO | All entries are tied to a given SHORTLIST Call & deadline. If wishing to apply to more than one SHORTLIST call a new entry & entry fees payment need to be submitted.
7. I was ShortListed last year for FotoFilmic’16: can I enter the FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition Call at all?
YES | For greater selection chances, please make sure work submitted this year is different than last year’s.
8. What type and format of photographic work can I submit?
All film formats are accepted as valid entries including 35mm, 120/220 medium format film, 4×5, 5×7, 8×10 and larger film formats, as well as 110 pocket film, 828 film for 35mm cameras and 127 or 620 medium format film. See answers to Question 11 of the FotoFilmic’17 FAQS below for an exhaustive list of accepted film & analogue media. If not sure email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions before submitting.
9. Can I submit work shot on film but scanned & post-processed in Photoshop or other image editing softwares?
YES | Submissions shot on film & digitally post-processed are all accepted as long as the presentation of your work is not overtly digitized (HDR effects, etc). If in doubt email us a picture representative of your submission at email@example.com and we’ll reconfirm its eligibility.
10. Are Polaroid/Impossible Project/FujiFilm Instax emulsion lifts & transfers acceptable submissions?
YES | Any instant film/instant print emulsion manipulations and transfers are valid entries representing an important material practice in contemporary photography.
11. Do works produced with non-silver/alternative photographic processes qualify?
YES | FotoFilmic17 wishes to welcome and represent the broadest culture of film & material photography to reflect current practices as inclusively as possible. Most non-silver analog & historical photographic processes predating film technology qualify as valid submissions with the exclusion of a few printmaking methods: please see a detailed list below of all accepted and rejected photographic processes below
ACCEPTED ANALOG/NON-SILVER/HISTORICAL & ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES LIST:
– COLLODION processes: wet/dry plates, tin types, ambrotypes
– TALBOTYPE / CALOTYPE process in any paper negative size
– X-RAY film in any format
– PLATINUM / PALLADIUM printing
– ALBUMEN prints
– PHOTOGRAVURE printing
– PINHOLE / LENSLESS CAMERA images
– PHOTOGRAMS/CAMERA-LESS & WET DARKROOM experimental imagery
NON-ACCEPTED PRINTMAKING PROCESSES LIST:
Most printmaking processes/alternative printing methods taking away film aesthetics in favor of painterly/Pictorialist ones are not accepted including:
– GUM/ GUM BICHROMATE printing
– CARBON printing
– PIGMENT printing
– OIL/ BROMOIL printing
– SILK SCREEN printing
12. Are scanned prints, manipulated/teared prints or print montages valid entries?
Yes, photographic print manipulations do qualify for entering work as long as the information was initially captured on film. Print montages, re-photographing, and more recently re-scanning all belong to the rich experimental history of photography.
13. Can work submitted from prints/scanned prints include borders and/or film brand & emulsion?
YES | Inclusion of borders and film brand/emulsion name information fits well within material photographic aesthetics.
14. Do I need to submit a coherent group of images as in a series?
NO | The choice is yours: you are free to submit any number of photographs as individual images so your submission reflects a versatile practice, or on the contrary submit a coherent body of work and tighten your submission focus toward promoting a particular, defined practice.
15. Does work already published online elsewhere or exhibited for another publication or show than FotoFilmic qualify for submission?
YES | There is absolutely no issue with submitting work that has already been published online or exhibited outside of FotoFilmic.
PHOTO BOOK SUBMISSIONS FAQS
16. Can I choose to only submit a Photo Book and not enter any images toward the FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition?
NO | All Photo Book submissions must be attached to a regular Images submission for the FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition, there is no option to enter Photo Books separately. Photo Book submissions are always bundled with regular Exhibition Images submissions as combined “EXHIBITION + BOOK CALL” submissions and only validated through proper payment of submission fees.
17. Can I enter more than 1 Photo Book at a time?
NO | Only 1 single Photo Book can be entered and listed at a time through an “EXHIBITION + BOOK CALL” submission.
18. Am I understanding this right: is my submitted Photo Book guaranteed to be accepted and become a part of the FotoFilmic FOTOBOOKS Collection?
YES | All submitted Photo Books will be automatically accepted and added to the FotoFilmic FOTOBOOKS Collection both online and as part of the FotoFilmic//PULP Gallery book inventory. There is no selection process involved as long as submitted Photo Books are eligible and present imagery integrally shot on film or using analog methods/processes.
19. And will my submitted Photo Book also definitely tour with the FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition in New York, Paris, Vancouver & Thessaloniki?
NO | Only Photo Books from the final 30 FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition Winners/Exhibitors chosen by the FotoFilmic17 Jury and participating to the FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition will have their Photo Book showcased in all 4 FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition venues. Other submitted books are all published & promoted online as part of the FotoFilmic FOTOBOOKS Collection, as well as at the FotoFilmic//PULP Gallery on Vancouver’s Bowen Island, BC, Canada as part of its shelf inventory.
20. What happens next once I submitted a Photo Book to the FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition Call?
FotoFilmic will contact you shortly to forward you a FotoFilmic FOTOBOOKS Collection consignment agreement as well as instructions on how to ship your 3 Photo Book copies. Once received your 3 Photo Book copies will be featured inside the FotoFilmic//PULP Gallery in Vancouver and an individual FOTOBOOKS Collection online listing will be created and published presenting your Photo Book to worldwide audiences. Your Photo Book online listing will be promoted the same day through all FotoFilmic social media channels.
21. Can I choose to only send FotoFilmic 1 Photo Book copy if I don’t have many remaining book copies?
NO | A total of 3 Photo Book copies will be required to be shipped to FotoFilmic, all to be signed by hand by the photographer.
22. I am self-published: can I still submit my Photo Book?
YES | Self-Published Photo Books are very welcome, the FotoFilmic17 EXHIBITION + BOOK CALL is largely aimed at promoting and diffusing self-published works. We do also accept however Photo Books published by both independent publishers & publication companies.
23. Is FotoFilmic deciding of the sale price of submitted Photo Books?
NO | FotoFilmic does not dictate any Photo Book sale price nor takes any cut into photographers & publishers’ asking prices: photographers & publishers set their own sale prices on top of which FotoFilmic will add a flat commission fee.
24. How and when am I paid if 1 or more of my Photo Book copies sell?
FOTOBOOKS Collection sales are all to be paid directly to the photographers or publishers via Paypal. Payment schedule information is part of the FotoFilmic FOTOBOOKS Collection consignment agreement.
FOTOFILMIC17 SHORTLIST SHOWS FAQS
25. What are SHORTLIST Shows? Are these part of the FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition in New York, Paris, Vancouver & Thessaloniki?
NO | FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Shows are print showcases taking place only at the FotoFilmic//PULP Gallery in Vancouver, BC, Canada on Bowen Island.
There will be 3 different FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Shows, 1 per FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Call: first a WINTER SHORTLIST Show in March 2017, then a SPRING SHORTLIST Show in May 2017, and finally a 3rd SUMMER SHORTLIST Show in July 2017.
Each FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Show will present 10 ShortListed photographers as custom mated prints (1 print only per exhibitor), will have a formal gallery opening and remain on view for 1 full month.
Once closed all SHORTLIST Shows prints become part of the FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Print Collection published online and inventoried at the FotoFilmic//PULP Gallery.
26. Are FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST SHOWS also juried by the FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition Jury? If not who decides what photographers participate to the shows?
NO | All FotoFilmic17 SHORTLISTS and SHORTLIST Shows are curated by FotoFilmic. The FotoFilmic17 Jury will review the completed FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST and its 90 photographers and their 270 selected images in July 2017 to pick the final 30 exhibitors and works to participate to the FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition in New York, Paris, Vancouver & Thessaloniki. The Jury also awards all Cash & Equipment Prizes and Honorable Mentions.
27. If selected for a FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Shows, does this mean I am also selected for the Traveling Exhibition in New York, Paris, Vancouver & Thessaloniki?
NO | FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Shows follow a different exhibition track: being a SHORTLIST Show exhibitor does not guarantee participation to the FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition in New York, Paris, Vancouver & Thessaloniki. Participants to the FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition are solely chosen by the FotoFilmic17 Jury in July 2017.
28. What happens if I am selected for a FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Show? Do I need to send anything?
YES | SHORTLIST Shows photographers will need to mail their exhibition print to FotoFilmic (1 single hand-signed exhibition print per exhibitor).
Shortly after each FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Show Winners announcement FotoFilmic will contact the 10 selected photographers and forward them a FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Collection consignment agreement as well as shipping instructions on how to mail their exhibition print to the FotoFilmic//PULP Gallery.
SHORTLIST Shows photographers do not need to send any high resolution printing files: this process is reserved to the final 30 FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition photographers where FotoFilmic produces the show entirely.
29. I would like to change the image FotoFilmic selected for a FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Show, or I simply don’t want to participate in such exhibition or send any print: can I request a different choice of image, or can I not participate in the FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Show?
NO | FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Shows curation by FotoFilmic is final, no other image choice request is permissible. Participation to any FotoFilmic17 exhibition, be it SHORTLIST Shows or the final Traveling Exhibition is mandatory upon entering the FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition Call. Failure to send a FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST Show print will result in an automatic disqualification resulting in the photographer’s name being struck off the FotoFilmic17 SHORTLIST and non longer being considered for the final FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition in New York, Paris, Vancouver & Thessaloniki nor being juried in July 2017.
FEES PAYMENT FAQS
30. When submitting my work I chose to enter less than the 10 allowable number of photographs: can I resubmit later more imagery for free to reach my maximum of 10 images?
NO | All submissions entered, paid for and validated are finals once received by FotoFilmic. We therefore recommend that you take the time to carefully prepare and edit your work before submitting.
31. My country of residence is not listed in PayPal: how can I make my FotoFilmic17 submission fee payment?
We are aware PayPal doesn’t necessary list all countries in their Payment system. There’s unfortunately not much FotoFilmic can do to help resolve this issue. One suggestion would be to ask a foreign friend with a PayPal account established in a PayPal-listed country to complete your submission fee payment in your name. If doing so please make sure to contact FotoFilmic to inform us of your friend’s name so your FotoFilmic’17 submission can be reconciled with this different Paypal fees payment for validation.
32. Will I receive a separate FotoFilmic17 submission fee payment email confirmation after the PayPal one?
NO | The only confirmation email you will receive after completing your Paypal submission fee payment will be Paypal’s. We do not initiate any further payment confirmation of our own. Your PayPal payment confirmation email stands as an official record for your transaction with us. Not to worry: once your PayPal payment is confirmed, your entry is automatically validated at FotoFilmic.