FOTOFILMIC18 is the 6th edition of the FotoFilmic International Juried Traveling Exhibition Competition, world’s only global call for contemporary analogue and film-based photography presenting a unique and exciting picture of 21st C. photographic arts rooted in material practices. Since 2012 FotoFilmic has occupied a leading role at the forefront of the film and analogue photography renaissance having exhibited over 150 photographers from 30 countries in New York, Los Angeles, Seoul, Melbourne, Vancouver, Boise, plus Paris and Thessaloniki next fall with the FOTOFILMIC17 tour.
FotoFilmic Traveling Exhibitions represent the most ambitious opportunity available today for early to mid-career photographic artists working on film and analogue media to showcase their burgeoning talent on the world contemporary photography scene and have it noticed by some of the most respected influencers, publishers and curators in the industry. Best of all, FotoFilmic exhibitors do so in their own voice, grounded in the same material experiences that defined the medium since its 1839 inception. So make history happen again, join FotoFilmic’s unique photographic legacy in the digital age and get a shot at the new prestigious $5,000 FOTOFILMIC PRIZE!
WHO CAN ENTER
Photographers of all nations aged 18+ are invited to submit their best work and optional photobook.
All photographs and photobooks submitted must have been originally shot on film (any format) or captured analogically (paper, glass, tin, etc.). Scanning and image post-processing in Photoshop or other image editing software is considered common established practice and as such perfectly accepted.
This is an open theme call and submitters can enter up to 20 images (individual images or series) plus 1 optional photobook per entry for the same $60 flat fee. All photo books entered, regardless of being shortlisted or not, will automatically be featured online as part of the FotoFilmic FotoBook Collection + distributed in-store at FotoFilmic//PULP in Vancouver/Bowen Island, BC.
4 to 20 images
Short Biography + Artistic/Practice statement
OPTIONAL (no additional cost)
FOTOFILMIC18 consists of 3 consecutive SHORTLIST Calls each selecting and publishing online 30 different film and analogue photographers. Entrants are welcome to submit multiple times to each SHORTLIST Call until selected. The SHORTLIST is curated by FotoFilmic who selects all 90 shortlisted photographers for the Exhibition Jury.
SHORTLIST I: Closed
SHORTLIST II: March 4, 2018
SHORTLIST III: April 2, 2018
30 photographers picked by the jury. The 1st Place Winner will be awarded the new 2018 FOTOFILMIC PRIZE in the amount of $5,000. 2nd and 3rd Places Winners will receive Honourable Mentions.
JOACHIM BROHM (Leipzig, Germany)
Artist and Professor of Photography
NEW $5,000 PRIZE
For the first time a new annual FOTOFILMIC PRIZE will be awarded to one exceptional body of work! Designated by the Exhibition Jurors the 1st Place Winner of the FOTOFILMIC18 Traveling Exhibition will be this year the recipient of a prestigious $5,000 Cash Prize in recognition of their meriting talent and in support to their practice and future projects. The FOTOFILMIC PRIZE is proudly sponsored by our Vancouver partner The Buschlen Mowatt Nichol Foundation.
FOTOFILMIC18: San Francisco, Vancouver & Seoul
FOTOFILMIC18 SHORTLIST SHOW: FotoFilmic//PULP, Vancouver/Bowen Island, BC, June 2018
GUIDELINES & FAQ
For more information, please visit the submission guidelines, rules and faq page here.
SHORTLIST I APPLICATION DEADLINE :
ShortList I Announcement:
SHORTLIST II APPLICATION DEADLINE :
March 4, 2018
ShortList II Announcement:
March 6, 2018
SHORTLIST III APPLICATION DEADLINE :
April 2, 2018
ShortList III Announcement:
April 5, 2018
SHORTLIST SHOW SELECTED ARTISTS ANNOUNCEMENT:
April 5, 2018
FOTOFILMIC18 EXHIBITING ARTISTS ANNOUNCEMENT:
© Photo Credits – Top: Antone Dolezal & Lara Shipley (FOTOFILMIC17), Middle: James Reeder (FOTOFILMIC17), Bottom: Gabrielle Beland (FOTOFILMIC17)