1 August 2018

Opportunity Description

Fotofestival Schiedam is an annual Dutch photography festival that explores how photographers and visual artists respond to urgent societal and cultural tendencies in contemporary society. This as expressed by their narrative and imagery, in context of other disciplines. The sixth edition of the festival takes place from 18-28 October 2018 in Schiedam.

The program team of the festival invites photographers, artists and other professionals that incorporate photography in their practice to submit existing work or proposals which engage with the 2018 theme: Re: Search.

Selected artists and their artworks will be exhibited at the festival and promoted through the festival’s website and social media. The selected body of work and the exhibition set up will be discussed and executed together with the program team. We will not use any imagery without the consent of the maker.


The Open Call is not exclusively reserved for the photographic field or the art world. We specifically encourage professionals and students from other disciplines, who include visual methodologies as part of their research, to submit their imagery. A wide variety of genres and work will be considered, ranging from long-term photojournalism and documentary, moving and still, multimedia, VR, internet projects, archival and collections, installations, scientific imagery, visualizations, and publications as long as it responds to and incorporates photography.

The festival has a focus on how photography is presented outside the white cube and specifically how the work interacts with the various specific locations that Schiedam has to offer from windmills to old cinemas, empty shops, and the public space.

How to Apply

Upload images and information on the proposed project through this link and fill in the application form before August 1st, 2018. You will receive a notification that we have received your work.

Keep in mind that with a small team, there is little time to correspond or motivate our selection process or the contents of your proposal. If we are interested we will contact you in due course and before September 15 latest.

Submittal to the Open Call is free of charge.