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CASTELFIORENTINO
FOR THE ARTS AWARD
CONTEMPORARY
PHOTOGRAPHY

Premio Castelfiorentino

for the Arts

Contemporary Photography

Donwload Conditions 2024 – Deadline 30 October 2024

“Beyond and Elsewhere: Contemporary Photography in Search of Possible Futures for a Conscious Innovation of Vision”

Two sections: OPEN, for individuals over 18 years old, and STUDENT, reserved for photography students from universities, academies, and schools.

Open Award 3.000€

Student Award 500€

Exhibit in Castelfiorentino

Publication in Gente di Fotografia

Photography Explores: Languages, Perspectives, and Maps for the Future That’s Coming.

picture Alessandro Calabrese

Guidelines

Submissions accepted from: 24 May 2024

Deadline: 30 October 2024

Participation Fee: Free Theme: Any

Award Ceremony and Exhibit: 30 November 2024, at 5pm, at the Teatro del Popolo and Ex Oratorio di San Carlo in Castelfiorentino

Announcement of Winners and Shortlisted (4 Open, 4 Student):8 November 2024

Participation Requirements

Over-18

Photographers can submit photographic projects either individually or as a group. For the Student category, individuals must be enrolled in a school, academy, or university for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Projects must be submitted as a PDF file (See Example) containing:

Title of the project, presentational text, images, and CV. The file must be named: NameLastName_yearofbirth_ or CollectiveName_yearofbirth (es. MarioRossi_1995)

The file must not exceed 25 MB

Projects must be sent via WeTransfer to presidente@teatrocastelfiorentino.it

Participants will:

  • guarantee that the submitted project has never received any awards prior to the submission date;
  • guarantee authorship of the work;
  • guarantee their authority to cede the rights to the work and ensure that exhibition of the work will in no way violate the rights of a third party;
  • if selected, provide high resolution images for projection;
  • if selected, provide high resolution images for exhibition and publication in the catalog;
  • if selected, provide, within the time frame established by the organisation, a selection of images accompanied by descriptions, copyright, and potential courtesies, with permission to be published in print, on the website, and in all communications/promotional materials for the Raccont’Arti Award and its future editions.

The finalists will be announced and published on the award’s website and those of its partner organisations on 8 November 2024. The projects will be put on display the day of the award ceremony, in the exhibition spaces of the Teatro del Popolo’s foyer and the Ex Oratorio di San Carlo in Castelfiorentino.
picture Serena Radicioli

Partner Organisations

Ente Cambiano s.c.p.a.

is the leading company of Gruppo Bancario Cambiano, with the oldest operating loan office in Italy. With its bank, Ente Cambiano s.c.p.a. has always been connected to its region of origin. Founded in 1884, it maintains a close and constant relationship with the arts and photography, not only by supporting multiple institutions and promoting cultural initiatives, but also through its collection and throug the purchase and restoration of the Fondo David Bastianoni.

Fondazione Teatro del Popolo

manages the Teatro del Popolo, a recently renovated 19th century theatre, the Mario Monicelli Cinema, located in the theatre’s foyer, and the connected exhibition spaces. Starting this year it will also be managing the Benozzo Gozzoli Museum and the Ex Oratorio di San Carlo in Castelfiorentino. It is an important cultural hub that has always had a close relationship with the arts and represents an active social space for a vast community that extends well beyond the municipality itself. It oversees and promotes the Fondo David Bastianoni.

Municipality of Castelfiorentino

nicknamed Little Florence, is a lovely town to visit, located in a strategic position for exploring Tuscany. Within it one can find monumental villas and historic castles, as well as prestigious museums and churches. Many remains of the ancient walls are still visible next to one of the city parks. The cammino di Sigerico passes through Castelfiorentino along a portion of the Via Francigena. The area offers views and routes that showcase a natural landscape rich in colours and emotions.

Jury

Vittore Buzzi

Alessandro Calabrese

Giorgio Di Noto

Michele Palazzi

Francesca Todde

Serena Nocentini

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