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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

Opening Week Program

23.–26. 8. 2023

Wednesday, 23rd August

19:00 opening of the exhibition Water by Mustafah Abdulaziz (US), Galerija Fotografija, Levstik Square 7, Ljubljana

Thursday, 24th August

10:00–13:00 / 14:30–17:30 masterclass Fact & Fiction: Post-Documentary, with Viktoria Sorochinski (UA) – a closed event for registered participants only, Kovačnica, Poštna Street 4, Kranj

15:00–16:00 VII Community Presents a live discussion with VII Academy alums participating in this year’s Kranj Foto Fest. Join Luka Dakskobler (SI), Mitar Simikić (BA), and Amina Kadous (EG), at the open event. Moderated by Nika Perne, Community Manager of the VII Community, Layer House, Tomšičeva Street 32, Kranj
 

16:00–21:00 pop-up bookstore by Galerija Fotografija, Layer House, Tomšičeva Street 32, Kranj

19:00 Opening Event of Kranj Foto Fest 2023, followed by music by DJ Borka, Layer House, Tomšičeva Street 32, Kranj

In case of rain, the event will happen at Janez Puhar Gallery, Škrlovec Tower, Škrlovec 1, Kranj.

Friday, 25th August

9:00–13:30 Portfolio Reviews with the experts Henri Badaröh, Simon Chang, Miha Colner, Jasper Doest, Ajda Ana Kocutar, Carol Körting, Claudius Schulze and Bertan Selim – a closed event for registered participants only, Lobby of the Municipality of Kranj, Slovenski Square 1, Kranj. Apply!

14:00–16:00 lunch time

13:00–19:00 pop-up bookstore by Galerija Fotografija, Layer House, Kavarna 2, Tomšičeva Street 32, Kranj

15:00–18:00 masterclass Fact & Fiction: Post-Documentary, with Viktoria Sorochinski (UA) – a closed event for registered participants only, Kovačnica, Poštna Street 4, Kranj

16:30–18:00 guided tours with the photographers exhibiting at the festival:

  • 16:30–17:00 Amina Kadous (EG), winner of the Open Call 2023, Layer House, Gallery 1st Floor, Tomšičeva Street 32, Kranj
  • 17:00–17:40 Maria Oliveira (PT) and Axel Sulzbacher (DE), shortlisted at the Open Call 2023, Layer House, Gallery 1st Floor, Tomšičeva Street 32, Kranj
  • 17:40–18:00 Andrej Polukord (LT), shortlisted at the Open Call 2023, Mergentaler Street Gallery of Layer House and TAM-TAM Institute, Tomšičeva Street 32, Kranj

16:00–18:00 Leica in cooperation with Fotoformat: Presentation of photographic equipment and this year’s innovations. Come and try them! Layer House, Terrace, Tomšičeva Street 32, Kranj

19:30–20:30 round table: Reflections on the Relationship between Humanity and the Environment, a conversation of photographers selected via Open Call 2023 — Filippo Ferraro (IT), Liz Miller Kovacs (US), Wilko Meiborg (DE), Andrej Polukord (LT), Maria Oliveira Rodrigues (PT), Mitar Simikić (BA) in Axel Javier Sulzbacher (DE) — with the journalist Pia Prezelj (SI), Mojkino, Stritarjeva Street 1, Kranj

20:40–21:20 Amina Kadous (EG), the winner of Kranj Foto Fest Open Call 2023, talks to Pia Prezelj (SI). Mojkino, Stritarjeva Street 1, Kranj

21:30–22:10 Jasper Doest (NL), the author of the exhibition Meet Bob, will give a lecture on his work including the series Sacred No More and A Fragile Refuge for Forest Elephants, followed by an interview with Pia Prezelj (SI). Mojkino, Stritarjeva Street 1, Kranj

22:30–23:30 night projections Mojkino, Park La Ciotat, Stritarjeva Street 1, Kranj

Saturday, 26th August

10:00–13:00 / 14:30–17:30 masterclass Fact & Fiction: Post-Documentary, with Viktoria Sorochinski (UA) – a closed event for registered participants only. Kovačnica, Poštna Street 4, Kranj

11:00–13:00 / 15:00–18:00 Leica in cooperation with Fotoformat: Presentation of photographic equipment and this year’s innovations. Come and try them! Layer House, Terrace, Tomšičeva Street 32, Kranj

11:00–13:00 / 15:00–19:00 Pop-Up Bookshop Galerija Fotografija. Layer House, Kavarna 2, Tomšičeva Street 32, Kranj

11:00–13:30 Guided tours with the photographers exhibiting at the festival:

  • 11:00–11:30 a morning walk to the forest with Filippo Ferraro (IT), Canyon of the Kokra River. Departure from Layer House at 10:45, Tomšičeva Street 32, Kranj. In case of rain, this activity will be postponed or cancelled.
  • 11:45–12:45 Louie Palu (CA), Mitar Simikić (BA), Wilko Meiborg (DE), Mestna hiša, Gorenjski muzej, Main Square 4, Kranj
  • 12:45–13:05 Liz Miller Kovacs (US), Plečnik’s Fountain, Cankarjeva Street 14, Kranj
  • 13:05–13:30 Katerina Kouzmitcheva (BY), Winner of Portfolio Reviews 2022, Castle Khislstein Garden, Tomšičeva Street 44, Kranj

13:30–15:30 time for lunch

15:30–17:00 Guided tours with the photographers exhibiting at the festival:

  • 15:30–16:10 Tilyen Mucik (SI), shortlisted at the Open Call 2023, Gallery Cene Avguštin ZVKDS, Tomšičeva Street 7, Kranj
  • 16:20–17:00 Jasper Doest (NL), Škrlovec Tower, Gallery Janez Puhar, Škrlovec 1, Kranj

17:00–19:00 time for dinner

19:30–20:20 The journalist Erik Valenčič (SI) invites the photographer Louie Palu (CA) to talk about his project Distant Early Warning, Mojkino, Stritarjeva Street 1

20:30–21:20 Mustafah Abdulaziz (US) presents his work Water followed by an interview with the journalist Pia Prezelj (SI), Mojkino, Park La Ciotat, Stritarjeva Street 1, Kranj

21:30–22:30 Night Projections, Mojkino, Park La Ciotat, Stritarjeva Street 1, Kranj

22.30–2.00 Kranj Foto Fest Closing Party with DJ JAMirko, Panorama Stara pošta bar, Koroška Street 2

 

And more! Sunday, 27th August

19:00 Event What If They Met 2023 and lecture Kristijan Pajer from Kranj: The Pioneer of European Travel Photography by mag. Blaž Otrin. Organiser: Petra Puhar/ Puhart, Auditorium Škrlovec Tower, Škrlovec 1, Kranj



The organiser reserves the right to cancel the festival in part or in full at any time.

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