The ACTINIC Festival is a celebration of photograph, print and other arts created with some element of actinism- analogue light-sensitive solutions. This could come in the form of alternative or historic photographic work such as (but not limited to) pinhole, salt albumen, chemigram, gum bichromate, collodion process, lipman plate, platinum, carbon, bromoil, or instant film. We are also seeking work from printmaking realms as there is crossover between these two fields - work utilising screen print, photo litho, photo or polymer graveur and others as well as other work which might include photochromism or sculpture, including analogue photography. While we want work that references the past with use of materials we are looking for contemporary application! Send us an email if you're unsure.
We are not apposed to the use of digital tools, however the work must have been made with an actinic element. Please do not submit conventional silver gelatin or chromogenic prints (they must have something 'more') or straight inkjet prints, though photograms, photo encaustics, and digital transfers are acceptable. Surprise us with your most ingenious and interesting work. We're honoured to be having this festival (in the spirit of the pinhole festival and alt- photo fest of previous years) in Edinburgh, Scotland at a number of esteemed venues including: Stills: Scotland's Centre for Photography, Edinburgh Printmakers, Summerhall and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with more to be announced!
Submission fees go directly into funding the events and program of the festival. We are so thankful for the support of our sponsors: Shutter Hub, Ilford Photo and Permajet.
Deadline for Entries: May, 1 2015
Notification of Acceptance: May 21, 2015
Deadline for Receipt of Accepted Pieces: June 15, 2015
Exhibition: June 26—July 26, 2015
Opening Reception: July 3, 2015: 6–8pm
Pieces Return Shipped: August 15, 2015
Best in Show: 1 year membership to Shutter Hub, follow-up mentoring/development session and feature in exhibition catalog plus free copy
2nd Place: 1year membership to Shutter Hub and 1 IIford Camera Obscura kit
3rd Place: 1 year membership to Shutter Hub