Photo contests, film festivals, grants, and more.

Camerimage International Film Festival

Camerimage International Film Festival

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Deadline: June 30th, 2015 (late deadline: July 31st, 2015)

“CAMERIMAGE, the biggest international film festival devoted to the art and craft of cinematography has launched the selection process for its 23rd edition. All filmmakers, producers and distributors are invited to submit feature films, documentaries, music videos and student etudes for the festival’s consideration.

This year the festival will be held from 14th till 21st November in Bydgoszcz, Poland.”

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival

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Deadlines

SHORT FILMS (under 40 minutes)
Early Deadline: Received by Sept 9, 2015 – $40
Final Deadline: Received by Oct 7, 2015 – $60
Student Deadline: Received by Oct 7, 2015 – $25

FEATURE FILMS (40 minutes or longer)
Early Deadline: Received by Oct 7, 2015 – $75
Final Deadline: Received by Nov 11, 2015 – $100
Student Deadline: Received by Nov 11, 2015 – $50

 

“New York International Children’s Film Festival was founded in 1997 to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative, and intelligent film for children and teens ages 3-18. The Festival experience cultivates an appreciation for the arts, encourages active, discerning viewing, and stimulates lively discussion among peers, families, and the film community.”

Nera di Verzasca Photo Award

Nera di Verzasca Photo Award

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Deadline: July 5th, 2015 (CEST)

“The best photo story will be awarded with a 2000 Swiss francs cash prize and a solo exhibition during the Verzasca FOTO Festival in Sonogno (Switzerland) from the 3rd of September to the 3rd of October 2015. Furthermore, the first 5 classified are invited to project their work at the Photo night during the Festival.”

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

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Deadline: May 15th, 2015
(Late Deadline: July 1st, 2015; Final Deadline: August 1st, 2015)

“Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is invested in Santa Fe as a destination for film. The festival brings cutting-edge programming, the latest independent films and directors, Native cinema, New Mexico films, student films, and masters discussions with top directors, writers, and artists, all in the setting of downtown Santa Fe.”

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

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Deadline: May 15, 2015
(late deadline June 15th; extended deadline July 1st, 2015)

 

“The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) is the oldest non-fiction festival in North America and an Academy-qualifying festival in the category of Documentary Short Subject…each year the Institute presents the annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival with the help of over 200 dedicated volunteers, the institute’s board, and staff members. The festival’s screening committee views nearly 1,000 films submitted from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, and selects roughly 100 to be presented each year.”

Exposure Photography Award: Over $75,000 In Prizes

Exposure Photography Award: Over $75,000 In Prizes

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Deadline: May 22nd, 2015
(“final entry” deadline: June 5th, 2015)

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“Exposure is an international call for photography that delves into the lives of the global community. Our top selected artist will win a $15,000 cash grant, an exclusive photo reception at the Louvre Museum, a limited edition museum quality broadsheet of their work distributed at the Louvre reception. Plus a dream weekend in Paris staying within a suite a the W Hotel.”

On The Move Photo Contest: Cash Awards

On The Move Photo Contest: Cash Awards

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Deadline: May 31, 2015

“The contest, which is organised in partnership with Consorzio Vino Chianti (Chianti winegrowers syndicate), is devoted to photographic projects based around a central theme of happiness. Projects may be submitted for the competition from April 16th until the closing date of May 31st.

The winning project will be chosen by a distinguished panel of photo editors and international experts, and the winner will receive a cash prize of 4,000 euros, funded by the Consorzio Vino Chianti. The winning project will be exhibited at next year’s edition (2016) of Cortona OTM.

The contest is open to all photographers, irrespective of their age, gender or nationality.”

Getty Images $10,000 Instagram Grant

Getty Images $10,000 Instagram Grant

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Deadline: June 4th, 2015

“…we are proud to announce, in collaboration with Instagram, the inaugural Getty Images Instagram Grant.

The purpose of this grant is to support photographers using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world. We recognize that Instagram has introduced new opportunities for emerging voices, outside the mainstream media, to create and share projects of social importance. This grant provides financial support and mentorship to amplify their impact.

A total of three grants of $10,000 each will be awarded. Winners will not only receive a cash grant, they will also have the opportunity for mentorship with an award-winning Getty Images photographers.”

FlakPhoto Digest: Call For Photos

FlakPhoto Digest: Call For Photos

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Deadline: Ongoing

“FlakPhoto presents the work of image-makers, curators and bookmakers to a global audience of people who are passionate about visual culture. Submission is free and open to the public on a rolling basis.

Naturally, contributors retain all copyright on submitted materials and are credited with a published biography + website links. The site provides a variety of unique opportunities for collaborative publication + exhibition…”

2015 Photobook Awards (1st Prize: $10K)

2015 Photobook Awards (1st Prize: $10K)

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Deadline: September 11, 2015
(“Early bird” discount until June 5, 2015)

“Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation announce the 2014 edition of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, as well as the introduction of a third award category, Photography Catalogue of the Year, which joins the PhotoBook of the Year and First PhotoBook awards.

AWARD CATEGORIES

THE FIRST PHOTOBOOK PRIZE
A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

THE PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE
This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

THE PHOTOGRAPHY CATALOGUE OF THE YEAR PRIZE
Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.”