Photo contests, film festivals, grants, and more.

Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards

Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards

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Deadline: April 30th, 2015

“The Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards is at the forefront of contemporary portrait photography. Reaching a global audience and centred in SE Asia, we continue to attract exciting and thoughtful photography in the genre, since 2009. KLPA2015 invites submissions from all photographers to our 7th international portrait photography competition.

As in previous years, we continue to seek fresh and innovative photography from new, emerging and established photographers from around the world. Two categories are offered in KLPA2015. We continue with the OPEN category for single ‘stand-alone’ contemporary portrait photography. An important category, allowing photographers to define their own visual styles and subtle cues, in a genre which continues to grow in popularity.

This year, we dedicate the theme of the awards to the concept of Beauty. Photography today, like no other medium, has been the purveyor in all manners concerning Beauty : fashion, fine art, lifestyle, advertising and so on, but artists always revert to classical paintings and the Masters to define this concept in visual arts.”

Cucalorus Film Festival: call for entries

Cucalorus Film Festival: call for entries

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Deadline: June 24th, 2015 (early deadline June 3rd; late deadline July 15th)

“The non-competitive festival showcases more than 200 films from all over the world and attracts thousands of cultural travelers who come to celebrate the art-form and connect with peers. The festival’s spirited celebration has been recognized as a breeding ground for young artists, new ideas and lifelong friendships. Festival programs focus on dance, music videos, emerging artists, social justice, works-in-progress, and international cinema. Cucalorus creates an opportunity for intimate engagement between audience and artist through the festival’s retreat-like atmosphere, resulting in friendships that extend far beyond the festival’s 5-day celebration.

Cucalorus accepts entries on a rolling basis. Submit anytime of the year!

*Entry fees are waived for all current residents in the City of Wilmington.”

On Photography Film Festival: Call For Entries

On Photography Film Festival: Call For Entries

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Deadline: June 14th, 2015

“The 2015 On Photography: Film Festival will run from September 18 to 20, during the Dutch Week of Photography, initiated by FOAM and The Netherlands Fotomuseum. Screenings will be held at Cinema Het Ketelhuis adjacent to the Amsterdam’s Unseen Photo Fair at the Westergasterrein on Friday and Saterday. For 24 hours on Sunday, the festival will make 2-3 hours of films on photography available online for free. The selected films exhibit the diversity of photography and its practitioners, raise questions and provoke discussion of educational value.”

L.A. Photo Curator Call For Entries: Creative Self-Portrait

L.A. Photo Curator Call For Entries: Creative Self-Portrait

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Deadline: May 16th, 2015

“There is a history of self portraiture which is changing due to the advent of the cell phone and the rise of “selfie” style image making. There is also a whole new conversation around the differences between the two. We would like you to push the boundaries of your image making and find something more challenging than the ubiquitous cell phone selfies.”

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.”

9 tips For Success At Film Festivals, From Indiewire

9 tips For Success At Film Festivals, From Indiewire

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“As the director of The Portland Film Festival, I was recently invited to speak on a panel with other festival organizers called, “Maximizing Your Film’s Success on the Festival Circuit.” To prepare my presentation, I reached out to colleagues from other festivals to ask for their tips on how filmmakers can get the most out of their film festival experience during every step of the process. I compiled some of their tips…”

Inaugural LensCulture Earth Awards: photo contest call for entries

Inaugural LensCulture Earth Awards: photo contest call for entries

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Deadline: April 30, 2015

“The inaugural LensCulture Earth Awards is our first call for photography focused on the planet. We are awarding $25,000 in cash grants as well as video projections at international photo festivals, visibility with LensCulture Insiders, a Printed Annual and more. From artful and conceptual examinations of our diverse relationships to Earth, to journalistic exposés of environmental concerns or the stories of the good work being done to address them, photography is a force that defines how we see—and live in—the world.”

Rockefeller Foundation Residency in Bellagio, Italy

Rockefeller Foundation Residency in Bellagio, Italy

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Deadline: May 1, 2015

“The Bellagio Center Resident Fellows Program offers academics, artists, and writers a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a stimulating array of disciplines and geographies. The Bellagio community generates new knowledge to solve some of the most complex issues facing our world and creates art that inspires reflection, understanding, and imagination.”

Royal Academy Starr Fellowship Residency

Royal Academy Starr Fellowship Residency

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Deadline: May 1, 2015

“The Starr Fellowship is an artist’s residency at the Royal Academy Schools, the Royal Academy of Arts’ school of contemporary fine art. The Fellowship is available to emerging
American artists and the core of the programme is the development of the artist’s own work in their studio. The Fellowship also offers opportunities to contribute to group critiques on our postgraduate programme.
The Starr Fellowship runs from October 2015 to July 2016. The successful candidate is provided with a private studio measuring 5.3 metres by 3.3 metres, located in the RA Schools.
They will also receive a stipend of 12,000 GBP that is distributed in three instalments, at the beginning of each term. This is an opportunity for an artist with US citizen status to create work within the RA Schools for an academic year, culminating with a solo show at the RA Schools in July, viewable by appointment.”

Event: Good Pitch Chicago, May 5th, 2015

Event: Good Pitch Chicago, May 5th, 2015

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Event Date: May 5th, 2015
Location: Thalia Hall, Chicago

You can take part in this event as an audience participant, or by applying to pitch your film live

“Good Pitch Chicago is an event that will bring together documentary filmmakers with foundations, NGOs, campaigners, philanthropists, policy makers, brands and media around leading social and environmental issues to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society. Good Pitch Chicago is sponsored by Chicago Media Project. “