Photo contests, film festivals, grants, and more.

NPPA Photojournalism Competitions: Open for Entries

NPPA Photojournalism Competitions: Open for Entries

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Deadline: January 30th, 2015

“Once again entry to NPPA’s Best Of Photojournalism is free to all participants. And you’ll be able to enter and view your contest submissions online.

Renowned as “the contests designed for photojournalists by photojournalists,” and incorporating the many facets of the visual journalism industry, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism competitions attract the most talented professionals in Still, Video, Multimedia, and Editing, year after year.”

Rijksakademie Artist Residency (Amsterdam)

Rijksakademie Artist Residency (Amsterdam)

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Deadline: February 1, 2015

“The Rijksakademie offers residencies to around fifty artists (for one year, with year extension) with the goal of providing space for research, experiment and production. Apart from facilities such as a studio, work budget and stipend, there is a research and production infrastructure. There is no standard program, predominant style or ideology. The Rijksakademie provides time, people and possibilities.”

Baer Art Center: residency (Iceland)

Baer Art Center: residency (Iceland)

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Deadline: February 1st (every year)

“Operational season is June and July each year, offering two residency sessions per summer. Length of each residency session is four weeks. Each residency session is made up of five international/Icelandic artists or architects. The organisation provides facilities, food, outdoor activites, historical excursions and program administration for its residents.

Facilities include five individual studios and sleeping quarters, workshop for wood, metal and ceramics, photo printer, wireless internet access and an exhibition space. Artists pay for travel to and from Baer, art materials and all personal expenses. Every fourth summer, starting with the summer of 2010, BAER ART CENTER will operate an alternative art and cultural program. Application deadline is February 1 (postmark date) for every operational season.”

Third Annual New York Portfolio Review (free!)

Third Annual New York Portfolio Review (free!)

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Deadline: February 11th, 2015

“We know how hard it is to be a photographer today and that every break counts. That’s why we are again putting together 150 photographers and 75 of the most influential editors, curators, gallerists and book publishers for two days of private photo critiques on April 11 and 12.

And … wait for it … it’s free.

Applications are now open for the Third Annual New York Portfolio review, sponsored by the New York Times Lens blog and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. This will be an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.”

Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival: Call for Entries

Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival: Call for Entries

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Early Deadline: December 17th, 2014

Regular Deadline:January 21st, 2015

Late Deadline: February 11th, 2015

The longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 69th edition. Over the years, the Festival has continued to bring UK audiences ground-breaking and exciting films from around the world. EIFF seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work.
EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

Zuber Photography Award: Call for Entries

Zuber Photography Award: Call for Entries

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Deadline: March 15, 2015

“INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum, is calling for entries for the first INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award. The award will be granted biennially to an emerging or early career photographer who demonstrates artistic promise. The competition is open to photographers who are residents of the United States, working in all photographic media and styles.

Award
The artist selected for the INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award will receive an unrestricted cash award of $5,000.”

Alchemy Studio Platinum and Graphite Photo Workshop

Alchemy Studio Platinum and Graphite Photo Workshop

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Workshop Dates: June 25th through July 4th, 2015   

“Join photographer scott b. davis and museum curator Chantel Paul for an unforgettable photography workshop in the hills of Northern Italy. This 9-day journey brings together the vision of a master printer and photography curator to teach the time-honored practice of platinum printing. Working in a beautiful villa amid the rich landscape of Italy, you will dive deep into the daily practice of creative photography while developing a unique portfolio of platinum photographs.”

National Geographic Young Explorers Grant

National Geographic Young Explorers Grant

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Deadline: ongoing.

“Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic’s existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT). In addition, the YEG program recently teamed with the Luce Foundation to provide increased funding opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries, including Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.”

Leighton Artists’ Colony for Independent Residencies (ongoing)

Leighton Artists’ Colony for Independent Residencies (ongoing)

Deadline: Ongoing
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“Located in a secluded, wooded area on The Banff Centre’s 43-acre campus, the Leighton Artists’ Colony studios provide professional artists an ideal space for creativity and intense productivity. These independent residencies offer artists the ability to delve into their work as a solitary retreat, as well as the option to engage within the larger artistic community of The Banff Centre.”

Free online filmmaking masterclass

Free online filmmaking masterclass

(No deadline)

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Free online filmmaking masterclass, with Ted Hope and Christine Vachon. From the American Independents Day site, linked above:

Watch free and get your movies made… no catch. None. We are just sharing the knowledge and love!

  • Get insight into how to make your film ‘inevitable’.
  • Explore whole new models for film making and distribution.
  • Understand how successful producers get films made again and again.
  • Share and connect with other delegates who have already taken this workshop.
  • Turbo charge YOUR movie and career with help from two legends of Indie film.