New Writings Award application form 2017

A partnership between French association FreeLens and Zoom Photo Festival in Saguenay (Canada) and Transizioni Festival (Italy), the New Writings Award calls for short multimedia pieces, sound slideshows, video works, or photographic short films.

The call is open to all genres of photography practices, students, and dedicated amateurs. They are invited to submit a short and creative multimedia piece composed of stills, videos, texts and audio with a duration of under 4 minutes (recommended). The theme is open.

One project will be awarded with a 1000 Euro prize and will be presented during the Saguenay ZOOM Photo Festival, along with 10 other selected projects. Travel to Saguenay, Quebec (Canada) and accommodation will be provided by the festival. The awarded piece will also be streamed on the web.

Be creative!

Submission period : July 24 to September 12, 2017

For this first step, public link to your project (no WeTransfer or password). Your project must be subtitled in English or French according to the language of origin. You can access here the application form.

The winning project will be awarded with

  • A 1000 Euros grant
  • A maximum of 1100 Euros will be spend by the festival to pay for travel and accommodation of the winner to Saguenay, Canada.
  • A projection of the project on, October in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada and in Transizioni Festival, Italy during the Festival.

The jury will also select 10 exceptional submissions, which will be projected during the ZOOM Photo Festival in Saguenay and Transizioni Festival during the Festival in Italy. To apply, fill-in the application form below, after reading and agreeing with the rules of the award.

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Photo : Civilians escape from a fire at a house destroyed by the air attack in the Luhanskaya village by Valery Melnikov