International Portrait Film Festival

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IPFF is on the path towards its third edition in 2022. Once again, we will celebrate short portrait cinema and art with the potential to explore, educate, and transform.

A portrait is an image heavy with meaning. Multilayered and multifaceted, it has a visual, psychological, material, emotional and spiritual dimension.

Unravelled in art, the painted, the literary, the photographic portrait is often perceived by the human mind as a still frozen in time. But, in fact, it has already undergone a transformation. From its true origin, through the consciousness that revives the brush, the quill and the lens, to the semblance that begins its life on the canvas and on the page. Imitation and repetition, but with endless potential for future metamorphoses.

The film portrait, too, is captured in time. It is not motionless - literally and metaphorically. The cinematographic portrait is a soul in the form of light encountering the canvas of the white screen. The portrait is a trace. And a sign. A secret. A reverie.

FOCUS

The portrait is the focus of the films that will be screened at the IPFF. We are looking for cinematic portraits of a person, of a group of people, of objects, or of something invisible, but substantial. Portraits of the self and even of an abstract idea.

AIM

IPFF aspires to bring together artists and viewers who sincerely long for enrichment with art, intellectual discussion, and an experience of cinema through a new prism - that of the portrait film.

CHARACTER

IPFF is a hybrid event and platform. A symbiosis of intriguing live encounters and memorable virtual experiences. The interweaving of portrait cinema from around the world and debates, lectures, and masterclasses.

SPIRIT

IPFF is for those profoundly needing art and excitement. And for the ones in search of their catharsis. For the unafraid to stare at the screen even when it is empty. For those hungry for experimental viewpoints. For those forever in love with cinema, caught in its loop.

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IPFF welcomes a wide specter of films and filmmakers: students, professionals, from low budget to big-scale productions, alternative and independent films by individuals and by collectives or institutions.

Prizes Details: 

The awarded films in each category are determined by an international jury of professionals with impressive accomplishments in their respected fields: film practitioners, academics, film critics, culturologists, authors, journalists. Presenting their different points of view, they distinguish the best films among the Official Selection of the festival.

IPFF will award the best portrait creations with:

The grand prize IPFF 2022 - MAYA Award
- An invitation to the IPFF festival days in 2023 
- specially made copper statuette
- digital laurels ‘Maya Award IPFF 2022’

Award for the most wonderful portrait creation in each category
- specially made copper statuette
- digital laurels ‘International Portrait Film Festival - Most Wonderful Film Award’

IPFF also presents a special award for a Film Dedication about the contribution of a person or about a cause aiming towards a brighter and better world
- specially made copper statuette
- digital laurels ‘International Portrait Film Festival - Film Dedication Award’

Digital laurels ‘International Portrait Film Festival - Official Selection’ for all selected films.

Deadline: 
25/August/2022

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
10.50 - 18 USD
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Funding & Grants

Innovate Grant

$550.00 Innovate Grants for Artists + Photographers

15/September/2022

Contest

M&C Saatchi Group and Saatchi Gallery

London

Art for Change Prize

08/September/2022

Residency

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Banff

Emerging Banff Artist in Residence

05/October/2022

Residency

Kolaj Institute

Online

Call to Artists: Collage & Illustration – The Awakening

28/August/2022

Call for Artists

Print Center New York

New York

New Voices 2023

30/September/2022

Call for Entries

J. Mane Gallery

Mind Body Spirit

24/August/2022

Call for Submissions

Culturally Arts Collective

Los Angeles, Madrid, Amsterdam

"Polysemy: Dual Meanings In Contemporary Art"

18/August/2022

Call for Artists

Greywood Arts

Killeagh, Co. Cork

The Inevitable Ether – A Residency Award from Greywood Arts & the National Space Centre

19/August/2022

Workshop

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Banff

Adventure Filmmakers Workshop - Fall 2022

17/August/2022

Call for Artists

Marvelous Art Gallery

London

Open Call for Submissions for the Art Book

31/August/2022

Call for Submissions

Joana

Open call for Eco and social artists /Podcast Interview

18/August/2022

Call for Artists

Athens Printmaking Art Center - Pandolfini & Siaterli

Athens

Self Portrait

30/September/2022

Call for Artists

THG (Thelma Hulbert Gallery)

Honiton

Present Makers 2022 exhibition

30/September/2022

Call for Entries

The Royal

Brooklyn NY

Solo Exhibition

26/August/2022

Call for Entries

Art Fluent

Online

Call for Art-UNITY

09/September/2022

Residency

schloss bröllin e.V.

Fahrenwalde

Open Call: Schloss Bröllin Residencies 2023

01/September/2022

Call for Entries

Northville Art House

Northville

Small Works Juried All Media

11/September/2022

Contest

Carly Nicole Maling

Leeds

Making Waves Open Call 2022

20/August/2022

Call for Artists

Culture365

Athens / Online

Art & Wine

20/August/2022