FOTOFILMIC17 Traveling Exhibition Call

A Worldview of Emerging Material Practices in Contemporary Photography


FOTOFILMIC17 is the 5th edition of the FotoFilmic International Traveling Exhibition Competition, world’s only global scale call for contemporary material photography presenting a unique and challenging worldview of 21st C. photographic arts rooted in analog, historical and film-based practices.

Vancouver // New York // Paris // Thessaloniki
The FotoFilmic17 Traveling Exhibition’s roll-back-in-time itinerary will take the work of its 30 winners all the way to the origins across 4 world cities and as many nations: for this first time since its 2012 debut and following milestone presentations in Asia (Seoul, South Korea, FotoFilmic’15) and Australia (Melbourne, FotoFilmic’16), FotoFilmic will take its 30 final juried exhibitors across a longer 4-city itinerary spanning both the New World and the Old Continent rolling back in time from the west coast shores of Vancouver, Canada to New England’s Empire City New York, then across the Atlantic to the City of Lights Paris, France, and deep to the historical heart of Europe to Thessaloniki, Greece.

For the next 6 months photographers of all nations aged 18+ are invited to submit their best work, and this year also photo book to the 3 FotoFilmic17 WINTER, SPRING & SUMMER SHORTLIST Calls each selecting & publishing 30 photographers every two months (Jan-Feb, March-April, May-June, 2017).

All photographs and books submitted must have been shot either on film in any format or captured analogically. This is an open theme call and submitters can enter up to 10 images (individual images or series) and 1 Photo Book per entry.

Larry Fink (photographer, USA)
Roger Ballen (photographer, USA)
Raymond Meeks (photographer, USA)
Valérie Cazin (Galerie Binome Director, Paris, France)
Barrie Mowatt (Vancouver Biennale President, Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Ashlyn Davis (Houston Center for Photography Executive Director, Houston, TX, USA)
Kosmas Pavlidis (Stereosis Photography School Co-Founder & Academic Director, Thessaloniki, Greece)


4 International Exhibitions in Vancouver, New York, Paris & Thessaloniki
$1,500 Buschlen Mowatt Nichol Foundation 1st Place Award
$500 BEAU Photo 2nd Place Award
3rd Place Lomography Camera Kit & ADOX Film Kit Prize
4th & 5th Place Honorable Mentions & ADOX Film Kit Prizes
3 SHORTLIST Print Shows at the FotoFilmic//PULP Gallery in Vancouver


18 years of age +

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Images must be free of trademarks/watermarks, logos, names, borders and dust marks.

All works entered must be the photographer’s own. Entrants also guarantee that all copyrights corresponding to the work submitted in their name are theirs, or that in the case copyrights have been ceded to a third party they have effectively obtained express authorization from the third party to use their imagery for the purpose of being exhibited and published as part of FotoFilmic17.

Entrants certify that they have received in written form appropriate release from all models and persons featured in the work they enter regarding possible commercial uses.

By submitting work to the FotoFilmic17 International Traveling Exhibition and its SHORTLIST Calls, photographers also agree to the restricted use of their imagery for promotional purposes in relation to FotoFilmic17 online publications as well as printed marketing materials.


Open Theme