The 2014 On Photography: Online Film Festival will run from September 19 to 21, as part of the Dutch Week of Photography, initiated by FOAM and The Netherlands Fotomuseum. Screenings will be held at Amsterdam's Unseen Photo Fair, The Bredaphoto International Photo Festival and pop-up screenings will take place all over the globe. Each day the online festival will make 2-3 hours of films on photography available for 24 hours and can be watched free. 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 and reached viewers in 79 countries.
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. At present she is doing research on strategies to visually communicate a more sustainable and circular society. 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. Currently McDonald is working as an independent photo editor for a project on the LIFE photographer Priya Ramrakha.
Rules & Terms
The 2nd annual OP- Festival is launching a call for Entries for 2014, inviting all filmmakers and photographers around the world to submit feature films, documentaries, multimedia pieces and experimental works under the theme ‘Look. My luck.’ Luck has multiple meanings and is open to personal interpretation. Everyone is pursuing it and everyone is occupied with it. Submissions should somehow relate to still photography, be in video form and fit the following criteria:
- The piece must showcase still photography (as multimedia with audio/video/text, or as an audio slideshow) or it strongly incorporates the still photograph (films, documentaries).
- Works must be ten minutes or more in length.
- 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 Facebook page. If your film is selected, you will be asked to e-mail a digital press kit.
Submission via Film Freeway is preferred.