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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Call for Artists

Les Nouveaux Riches

Vienna/ online

LNR Open Call. Online exhibition

21/February/2023

Residency

Tangent Projects

BARCELONA

OPEN CALL Residency Programme 2023/24

19/February/2023

Call for Submissions

Strata Gallery

Santa Fe

Ephemerality, Juried Exhibition

01/February/2023

Call for Submissions

Crocker Art Museum

Sacramento

Call for Artists: Crocker Art Museum Art Auction Season 2023

28/February/2023

Call for Artists

Fine Art Gallery

Swakopmund

Africa Wildlife artist of the Year 2023

31/January/2023

Call for Entries

Occhi Arts and Entertainment

London

Occhi Arts Live Events

17/March/2023

Call for Artists

Columbia Festival of the Arts

Columbia

Columbia Festival of the Arts Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show

06/March/2023

Call for Submissions

Las Laguna Art Gallery

Los Angeles

2023 - Figures or Faces

05/February/2023

Call for Artists

Jose Yumar

BARCELONA

CALL FOR ARTISTS: GALERIA AGAPHE / SOLO EXHIBITION - ART FAIRS OPPORTUNITY

20/February/2023

Call for Artists

Kolaj Institute

New Orleans

Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2023: Call for Papers, Artists & Projects

26/February/2023

Call for Submissions

Asian Art Museum

Bernice Bing Open Call

31/January/2023

Call for Artists

Visionary Art Collective

Online

Inside a Memory

05/February/2023

Residency

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Banff

Indigenous Dramaturgies Exchange 2023

15/February/2023

Residency

The Watermill Center

Water Mill, NY

The 2023 International Summer Program @ The Watermill Center

13/February/2023

Call for Artists

The Aerogramme Center for Arts and Culture

Online

Open Call to The Flat Files

26/February/2023

Call for Submissions

Collect Art

Tbilisi

Circle (Online exhibition + magazine)

27/February/2023

Call for Artists

Saúl

Zamora

Open call for oil painters

30/January/2023

Call for Artists

The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery

Rawtenstall

The Whitaker: Open Call for Artists

10/February/2023

Residency

Laura Pagliai

Isle of Ponza

Ponza Land Art "Il giardino nel giardino"

10/February/2023