The 2024 On Photography Film Festival will run from October 20-23 2024, 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. The selected films exhibit the diversity of photography and its practitioners, raise questions and provoke discussion of educational value.

The First OP-Festival took place in 2013 as an online festival and reached audiences in over 79 countries. The success of the second run in 2014 was the impetus to create an offline component the following year before taking a break generally due to administrative changes. The festival is back for its 4th edition in bigger and better way.

All films regardless of genre and theme are encouraged to submit. Photographic films and films supporting the photo genre will have its category and general films will have its own category as well.

The festival is curated by Barbera Brakel and Erica Mc Donald. Barbera Brakel is a Dutch independent photo historian. She produces photographic events, curates exhibitions and works as in photo editor for newspapers, magazines, blogs and (corporate) archives. Erica McDonald is a photographer & educator based in NYC. She founded DEVELOP Photo to provide resources for the enrichment of the photojournalism, fine art and documentary photography community. Her photography is regularly commissioned for magazines nationally and internationally and has been exhibited worldwide.

Best Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Still-motion Film
Best Photographic Film
Best Use of Art in a Film
Best Film Poster
Jury Award
Audience Award

The 4th annual On Photography Film Festival is launching a call for Entries for 2023, inviting all filmmakers and photographers around the world to submit short films, documentaries, multimedia pieces and experimental works.

- The piece may have photography/photographers as its subject (films, documentaries) or may showcase still photography (as multimedia with audio/video/text, or as an audio slideshow).
- Any non-English language film must be subtitled in English.
- All rights should be secured by the filmmaker.

The filmmaker gives OP-Festival the rights to use trailers of the films and photos, and to promote material on the OP-Festival website and social media channels. If your film is selected, you will be asked to e-mail a digital press kit.

Please choose the appropriate submission category based on your film's length and viewing rights.

Submission is via FilmFreeway only.