Festival de la Luz 2018

International Open Call for the
XX Encuentros Abiertos - Festival de la Luz 2018
“To Life”

To Life is a toast that celebrates being alive.
It’s a celebration that honors existence as something precious, the expression of which is too often forgotten in our everyday lives.
It’s the hope for a better world.

We can honor life in so many different ways.
We create a better life when we take care of ourselves and others, when we value and defend our relationships and honest communication, when we cherish and protect our families and friends.

We also celebrate life when we plan for a better future, when we defend our rights and the rights of others, when we reject injustice, when we dare to pursue our dreams, and when we apply ourselves to study and training in order to achieve our goals.

To create achievements that make life better requires energy, effort, and talent. This is where science unfolds, where education flourishes. This is where our consciousness grows, our awareness of the issues that concern us all: love, family, home, friends, pollution, climate change, health, hunger, peace, diversity, resources, festivities, travel, memories, and celebrations, among so many others.

More than any other art form, photography can express what we are doing today to build a better life for ourselves, our children, our grandchildren, and for everyone else that inhabits this planet.

Encuentros Abiertos takes place in venues throughout Argentina, so the selected exhibitions may be displayed or projected in any city in the country.

Date of reception of proposals: From March 15th through October 30th, 2017.

Fee: U$s 30 per proposal.
Those who do not live in Argentina, write to produccion@encuentrosabiertos.com.ar

Submission: by mail to produccion@encuentrosabiertos.com.ar
Required Information: You must send by mail a .zip file containing the following information:
• Personal information (name, address, telephone, e-mail)
• Brief CV
• Author statement
• Title
• All photos in jpg format, size 15 x 21 cm, resolution 100 ppi. It should contain all the proposed images. A minimum of 10 and maximum of 40.
• You can send more than one project.

Notification of results: March 2018 in www.encuentrosabiertos.com.ar
The Festival will communicate to each artist the place and date of the exhibition and the display mode (framed and ready to hang, or high resolution image files in case the proposal is chosen for projection).

Shipping of the work: The selected work are to be delivered framed and ready to hang to EAF- Escuela Argentina de Fotografia, Campos Salles 2155, Buenos Aires by June 15th, 2018 and are to be returned from the same address on September 30th, 2018, unless otherwise stated.
From October 30th, the Festival is not responsible for the remaining works.
In case of a projection, the files are to be sent by email to produccion@encuentrosabiertos.com.ar between April 20th and 30th, 2018.
The Encuentros Abiertos - Festival de la Luz does not cover production costs or handling of work.

Selection Committee
Proposals will be evaluated by a Selection Committee composed of Elda Harrington, Silvia Mangialardi, and Frank Rodick.

Given the number of entries received in previous calls, we kindly ask you not to request information by phone.