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FESTIVAL 2024 aug 21 — sept 28
kranj, slovenia
FESTIVAL 2024 aug 21 — sept 28
kranj, slovenia
FESTIVAL 2024 aug 21 — sept 28
kranj, slovenia


Open Call for Exhibitions 2024

Exhibit your project!

The international festival of contemporary photography, Kranj Foto Fest, announces its Open Call for projects to be exhibited during the festival in 2024 in Slovenia.

This year, the call for entries has no thematic limitations. We are looking for works that challenge the commonplace and showcase a genuine commitment to pushing the boundaries of contemporary photography.

The submission to the Open Call for Exhibitions is free of charge. Applications must be sent to the email by 14th February 2024. Only series (not single images) will be accepted. We welcome submissions from photographers of all levels and backgrounds.

The jury will select one winner who will have a solo exhibition at the festival and will receive a 1000 EUR cash prize; and will shortlist a number of finalists for group exhibitions all around the picturesque alpine town of Kranj.

By being selected for an exhibition at the festival, the artists will have the opportunity to work closely with the curatorial team in planning their exhibition. Additionally, they will be able to showcase their work to a qualified audience, including curators, photo editors, gallery owners, and publishers from Slovenia and abroad. This may also include the chance to participate in round tables, lectures, and guided tours, allowing them to present their work to the audience attending the festival.



  • A solo exhibition at Kranj Foto Fest 2024 with all production costs covered by the festival.

  • 1000 EUR cash prize.

  • Travel expenses of up to 400 EUR and lodging for 3 nights during the opening week of the festival (August 2024).

  • A projection at Kranj Foto Fest 2024 and PhMuseum Days 2024 (Bologna, Italy).


  • Participation in group exhibitions at Kranj Foto Fest 2024 with all production costs covered by the festival.

  • Lodging for 3 nights during the opening week of the festival (August 2024).

  • A projection at Kranj Foto Fest 2024 and PhMuseum Days 2024 (Bologna, Italy).

What’s the theme for the 2024 Open Call?

  • This year’s call for entries embraces an open theme, encouraging submissions without thematic constraints. Feel free to submit your project or series exploring any theme of your choice.

How much should I pay?

  • Participation in the Kranj Foto Fest Open Call for Exhibitions 2024 is free of charge.

What should I send?

  • One photo project/series (not isolated images without any connection) from 10 to 20 photos in jpg format with 1200 pixels on the longest side. Single images should not exceed 500 kB. You can apply with only one project.
  • A short description (max 800 characters) in English about your project, including information about its title and the year in which your series or photo story was developed.
  • Your bio with up to 1500 characters in English, including your personal info (first and last name, gender pronouns, date of birth, nationality, address, country of residence, email, phone number, website and social media channels).
  • Save all images and texts in only ONE ZIP file under the title Name_Surname. Send this ZIP file to the email by 14th February 2024.
  • NOTE! Please do not send your texts in the email body. Instead, include the PDF or Word file in the same folder as the photos.

What are the requirements?

  • Photographers, visual artists, and visual storytellers (individuals or collectives) older than 18 years old, from all over the world, can apply to this open call.

  • There is no theme limitation, but the photos should be part of a story, series or project. Isolated images will not be accepted.

  • Photographers should guarantee that they have the same photos in high resolution which is ideal for exhibition printing. These hi-res files will be required if your work is selected.

  • By being selected to participate in the Kranj Foto Fest 2024, the photographers understand and agree that their images can be used to promote the festival in digital and printed materials, press and on social media.

  • The winner understands that, at the end of the festival, one of their printed photographs is incorporated into the festival’s collection, and a second print is donated to the festival’s main sponsor.

When is the deadline to send my materials?

  • The deadline to send your application is 14th February 2024.
  • Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to respond to each email individually to confirm the receipt.

When will the results be published?

  • The results of this open call will be published on this website and on our social channels in March 2024.

  • The selected photographers will also be notified by email.

What will the festival offer?

  • Exposure at Kranj Foto Fest 2024’s main gallery venues in the old historical centre of Kranj as well as in green areas with all expenses for exhibition production covered by the organiser.
  • Your application will be handled and judged by a team of experts in photography.
  • A network of curators and publishers and the possibility of your work getting exhibited and published on the festival partners’ platforms/at their venues as well.
  • Inclusion in the festival’s marketing & PR campaign + printed and digital publications.

What are the organiser’s commitments?

  • Kranj Foto Fest undertakes the responsibility of curating, printing the photos, and producing and promoting the exhibitions in the locations chosen by the organiser in the city of Kranj, Slovenia.
  • The placement of your exhibition will be determined by the nature of your project and the curatorial guidelines, whether in an indoor or outdoor space.
  • The organiser will be responsible for disposing of the received materials (digital and printed) after the end of the festival.
  • Kranj Foto Fest reserves the right to cancel the festival (or some of its activities) at any time due to any reason.

Who hosts this Open Call?

  • Institution Photo Dialogue, which is the organiser of Kranj Foto Fest.

About Kranj Foto Fest

Kranj Foto Fest is an annual festival of contemporary photography that was established in 2021 in Slovenia with the aim of exhibiting, supporting, and developing the works of Slovenian and international photographers.

For a whole month, at the warm height of European summer, the old town of Kranj is transformed into an exciting hub of contemporary photography bringing together emerging and established photographers from all over the world. The city becomes an open-air gallery with photo exhibitions happening in the streets, at historic landmarks, in art centres, galleries, forests and by the river. The rich program includes artists talks, round tables, night projections, guided tours, workshops and portfolio reviews.

Meet the Open Call 2024's Jury

Carol Körting

Photo editor at Leica Fotografie International
Christina Töpfer Glavna urednica revije Camera Austria International

Christina Töpfer

Editor-in-chief at Camera Austria International

Marina Paulenka

Founding Director of Exhibitions at Fotografiska Berlin

Fernanda Prado Verčič

Director of Kranj Foto Fest

Barbara Čeferin

Owner of Galerija Fotografija
Ciril Jazbec

Ciril Jazbec

Documentary Photographer

International Festival of Contemporary Photography

Kranj, Slovenia