Photo contests, film festivals, grants, and more.

Guest Room photo exhibit: call for entries

Guest Room photo exhibit: call for entries

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Deadline: December 22, 2014

“Guest-Room is a monthly online exhibition with open submissions – curated in real-time by outstanding personalities in the field of international photography. Our Guest in January is Ingo Taubhorn, Curator of Deichtorhallen Hamburg.

In »Guest-Room« outstanding personalities in the field of international photography will get access to our submission-platform where they’ll continuosly select and curate their favorite submissions. These selections will be published in real-time on the »Guest-Room« page – a new category on our website. A maximum of 30 images per Guest will be shown – both as single images and/or image-combinations. Statements of each Guest will round it up, furthermore, print publications for every single Guest are planned as well”.

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.

Fargo Film Festival: open for entries

Fargo Film Festival: open for entries

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Deadline: September 1, 2014 (plus 3 other early & late deadlines: August 1, October 1, November 1, 2014)

“The Fargo Film Festival strives to:
• Provide an extraordinary opportunity for filmmakers’ work to be shown on the big silver screen in a beautifully restored, state of the art, 870 seat Art Deco Theatre.
• Provide informational and provocative presentations and panel discussions on issues affecting local, regional, national and international filmmaking and filmmakers.
• Jury films in categories including Animation, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Experimental, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, and Student.”

Independent Filmmaker Labs

Independent Filmmaker Labs

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Deadlines: March 7, 2014 (documentary) | April 4, 2014 (narrative)


“IFP’s unique year-long mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films. Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), this highly immersive program provides filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – and their careers.

Through the Labs, IFP works to ensure that talented emerging voices receive the support, resources, and industry exposure necessary to reach audiences. Open to all first time feature documentary and narrative directors with films in post-production.”

Prix de la Photographie, Paris: call for entries

Prix de la Photographie, Paris: call for entries

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Deadline: March 31, 2014

“Both professional and non-professional photographers compete for the top award, the Px3 Photographer of the Year and 3,000 Euros. The winner’s work is publicized internationally, receives the spotlight at all events, is exhibited in Paris, and published in the Px3 Annual Book.”

Photo Levallois Award: 10,000 Euro prize

Photo Levallois Award: 10,000 Euro prize

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Deadline: May 10, 2014

“This prize will be awarding a photographer’s work, aged 35 at the most, regardless of nationality. Artists must present their own works, which has not been previously published or exhibited. The selection panel will pay particular attention to the consistency of the artistic approach in its form and content.

The call for application is open from February 4th to May 10th 2014.

This prize includes the sum of ten thousand euros and the opportunity for the winner to exhibit their work as part of the Photo Levallois Festival, at L’Escale gallery, 25 rue de la Gare, 92300 Levallois, France.”

Davey Foundation Film Grant

Davey Foundation Film Grant

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Deadline: March 15, 2014

“The film award consists of a grant of $3,500 to a U.S. filmmaker 35 or under at the time of application for the production of a short film that will be shown as a private screening with the filmmaker in attendance at the annual foundation event at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City in December the year the grant is awarded.

The submission period opened January 15, and closes March 15. There is a $10 fee per submission. The application can be accessed by clicking here:Film Application- The Davey Foundation”

Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation: Photography Grant

Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation: Photography Grant

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Deadline: March 31, 2014

“Photographers around the world are encouraged to submit entries focusing on lives and populations ravaged by war, famine, poverty, religious persecution, political oppression, forced migration, and other social injustices. The winning submission will be awarded a grant of $5,000 to be utilized for the production or completion of a social documentary project. The shortlisted photographers will be exhibited in Arles at Galerie Huit in July during Les Rencontres d’Arles.

Photographers of all nationalities who are at least 18 years of age are encouraged to apply.”