Open call 2016 → Applications will be open until November 28, 2016

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29 Oct Open call 2016 → Applications will be open until November 28, 2016

After the success of the past edition, FOTOGRAFIA – International Festival of Rome invited artists aged under 40 years and of all nationalities, who use the medium of photography, to participate in the 5th edition of the Open Call.

The theme of this year’s Open Call is associated with the theme of the 15th edition of the Festival:  Roma, il mondo.

FOTOGRAFIA has always made of the relationship with the city one of the most characteristic features of his established history of fifteen years. The second edition of the festival was dedicated to Rome and to his community and it was during that same year which was established the Rome Commission, inaugurated with Josef Koudelka, the first of the great photographers that have followed for the next fourteen years.

Rome, today more than yesterday, is the symbol of the Italian socio-cultural situation. One looks at the city and its events trying to draw a prediction that can be extended to the rest of the territory. We want to take advantage of this fifteenth edition – in human terms would coincide with adolescence, for a festival however is the expression of an extraordinary longevity – to turn back to the city our eyes, returning to Rome our center of gravity, and discover how the reading of this complex city can help us understand the world around us.

The selected projects will be shown in a slideshow within the MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome from 6 December 2016 until 8 January 2017 and will be mentioned on the site where a special section will be dedicated to the winner.

Registration will be open from Monday, October 31, 2016 until Monday, November 28, 2016. The results will be published Friday, December 2, 2016 on the Festival website (

Are therefore invited artists who wish to participate in the Open Call 2016 to send a proposal that takes into account the following guidelines.

Applications will be evaluated by a jury composed of the artistic direction of the Festival who will select the finalists and the winner. In particular we will pay attention to the originality of the proposed project, the adherence to the contemporaneity and the theme of the Festival, the expressive quality and rigor in artistic research, the curriculum of the candidate. The ideal candidate for the Open Call 2016 will have to demonstrate an advanced level of maturity within its artistic research and yet show the way for a further future development.

We will consider only complete applications received within the expiry date.

To participate you must submit to the e-mail the following material:

  • project description (pdf, max 1Mb);
  • selection of 10 project images (jpg, 72dpi, longer side 1000px);
  • curriculum vitae including the educational process carried out, exhibitions, awards, participation in residency programs, short bibliography (pdf, max 1Mb);
  • digital copy of a valid identity document (pdf or jpg, max 1Mb).

The results of the selection will be published Friday, December 2, 2016 on the Festival website (, on the site of MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, and on the Zètema site and also through private communication to the winners via the email address provided at registration.

For more information see the Open Call 2016‘s rules here.