From it’s creation back in 2011, the PhotOn Festival has made an effort to dedicate a very important part of its program to support the works done by the novel authors, photographers who are not known by the public, through the PhotOn Grant, and which covers different activities such as the Portfolio Reviews of the 10 finalists and their Multimedia Screenenings.
The author has the possibility to submit a single photographic series or a story. · Digital files must match jpeg 1500 pixels on the longest side. 15 images max, and 10 images as minimum all belonging to the same story or series. Brief bio of the author and CV, as well as a brief text about the work is needed. If applicable, indicating at least the title of the series. No submission will be accepted on video format or any other format not described in these terms.
The 10 finalists accept to grant the use of 4 of their images presented to the PhotOn Festival Organisation in order to use them in media and all kind of communication and saying always that it has to be published in the context of the Festival and to promote both the autor and the festivalsocial media, promotion of the authors and self promotion of the Festival.
Opportunity is About:
Theater, Video & Photography
Candidates should be from Vietnam and >100 other countries
Description of Ideal Candidate:
Those who aim to participate in the Open Call must meet the following requirements:
1. Only the Novel Authors over 18 years old will be allowed to participate in the competition. An author is considered a Novel Author regardless of age (above 18 years old), nationality or residency, whose career has not yet been consolidated, has received no major award and has not seen his work published in the major media. The organization will check the biography of the author and the public information available, and all CVs of the finalist works.
2. Only unpublished work will be accepted; works that have not been communicated through publications nor exhibitions. No works with more than two years will be accepted unless they are still in the process of creation. Those works published in the author’s website for self promotion will be eligible.
3. The author is responsible for all liabilities arising from potential claims by third party rights related but not limited to intelectual property and rights over the images and/or claims from the people pictured on the stories, whether natural or legal persons exonerating the organisation of PhotOn Festival from any responsibility derivative thereof.
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Cost/funding for participants:
Among the 10 finalists, the jury will select during the portfolio reviews sessions, ONE autor who will be granted with:
The #OllerosAwardPhotonGrant and #EditorialAwardPhotonGrant
The award will be a prize money of 2,000 Euros sponsored by the Law firm Olleros Abogados SLP and the edition and production of a book or catalogue printed by La Imprenta cg which will be part of the collection of edited books by PhotOn Festival.
For the participation in the VII PHOTON FESTIVAL GRANT, a price for participation of 15€ has been set. With the amount of money raised, the organisation will take care of hotels and perdiem of the finalists during the days of Portfolio reviews, that is Friday 5th and Saturday 6th of May 2017.