Call for entries
Deadline: 1 April 2013

FESTIVAL MANIFESTO The Image fes­ti­val of Toulouse

Manifesto, the fes­ti­val laun­ches its calls for appli­ca­tions for its next edi­tion which will take place from September 07 to September, 2013.

Founded in 2002 by a group of pho­to­gra­phers from Toulouse, after 10 years of exis­tence the fes­ti­val ManifestO has esta­bli­shed itself as a major event pho­to­gra­phy in France.

Demanding in its pro­gra­ming, ManifestO, the fes­ti­vals, has set its mis­sion to be

– Disclose annually to the public a selec­tion of contem­po­rary pho­to­gra­phy crea­tion
– Provide visi­bi­lity and a oppor­tu­ni­ties for crea­tive pho­to­gra­phers through a high-pro­file fes­ti­val
– Show high qua­lity pho­to­gra­phic work : a dozen win­ners each year are selec­ted by an inde­pen­dent jury of pro­fes­sio­nals and per­so­na­li­ties from the arts busi­ness
– Present to the widest audience the work of an inter­na­tio­nally renown pho­to­gra­pher invi­ted by the fes­ti­val
– In a period of time of 3 weeks, pro­pose free and acces­si­ble to all events, such as confe­ren­ces, mee­tings with artists, hos­ting school visits, per­for­man­ces and night

The fes­ti­val is a suc­cess both with the public (28,000 visi­tors this year again) and with the pho­to­gra­phers. This legi­ti­macy streng­thens the ambi­tions of the orga­ni­zers for years to come.

ManifestO invi­tes all pho­to­gra­phers wishing to exhi­bit their work to send a port­fo­lio of their pro­ject.


There is no defi­ned theme. Each pro­po­si­tion will be judged in terms of its qua­lity and consis­tency. The fes­ti­val is open to all pho­to­gra­phers without any condi­tion of age, natio­na­lity or status (pro­fes­sio­nal or ama­teur). Collective pro­jects are accep­ted.

Applications will be revie­wed by a hight qua­lity pro­fes­sio­nal jury.

Photographers will be chosen by the jury based on the qua­lity of their artis­tic prac­tice and the rele­vance of their work. The jury’s deci­sion is final and cannot be sub­ject to any appeal.

Deadline for sub­mis­sions : April 01, 2013.

Selected can­di­da­tes will be noti­fied by e-mail only around mid May. The list of selec­ted pho­to­gra­phers will be publi­shed in the news­let­ter of the Festival and on the Facebook account of the Festival ManifestO.

The selec­ted pho­to­gra­phers will be exhi­bi­ted in Toulouse from September 07 to September 28, 2013.

Only one appli­ca­tion will be accep­ted per person.

Application should be sent to the fol­lo­wing address :

Festival ManifestO/ZE – 8, rue Gutenberg – 31200 Toulouse


The appli­ca­tions must include :

1. A paper file consis­ting of
– A prin­ted port­fo­lio (size up to 21 x 29.7 cm.) Always indi­cate the back of each photo the name of the artist, the name of the pre­sen­ted series, the title of the image, and the serial number of the image in the series (bet­ween 01 and xx)
– A text pre­sen­ting the series and the title of the series. Please spe­cify the title of each image, the number of images you want to show in the exhi­bi­tion and the size and form inten­ded for the exhi­bi­tion prints.
– A short bio­gra­phy of the author
– The appli­ca­tion form duly com­ple­ted and signed in 2 dupli­ca­tes

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2. A digi­tal copy of the paper file on CD or DVD which inclu­des

– The high-reso­lu­tion images (300 dpi, A4 cata­log print size)
– The images in low reso­lu­tion (800 pixels on the lon­gest side)
– The text pre­sen­ting the series and the bio­gra­phy in .Doc or .Rtf or .Txt or .Odt format. No .Pdf accep­ted.

Image files should have a file­name using the fol­lo­wing format : name_number.jpg, the name being the sur­name of the pho­to­gra­pher and the number being the serial number of the image in the series (01 to xx) Text files (pre­sen­ta­tion texte and bio) must also have a file­name star­ting with the name of the pho­to­gra­pher.


The jury will make its selec­tion solely on the basis of paper files. Applications without paper port­fo­lio will be exclu­ded. The web­si­tes of the can­di­da­tes may not be consi­de­red as part of the appli­ca­tion.

ManifestO dis­claims any lia­bi­lity for loss, theft or des­truc­tion of prints or any part of the appli­ca­tion during the pro­cess of selec­tion by the jury inclu­ding while it is in the mail.

Warning ! Only appli­ca­tions ful­filling all these condi­tions will be consi­de­red by the jury.

NOTE : If you want your work to be retur­ned after the selec­tions, please make sure you attach to the appli­ca­tion an enve­lop of the right size with suf­fi­cient pos­tage (stamps). For non french based appli­cants,your work will be retur­ned only if you send along with the appli­ca­tion an enve­lop and a pre­paid postal reply coupon.

Applications recei­ved without return enve­lop can be retrie­ved during the fes­ti­val period in our public recep­tion point.

Commitments of the photographers

Submitting an appli­ca­tion implies the full accep­tance by the pho­to­gra­pher of all the condi­tions of the pre­sent call for appli­ca­tions.

1. Participation in the call for appli­ca­tions is free. The pho­to­gra­phers selec­ted to exhi­bit their work in the Festival ManifestO must become mem­bers of the asso­cia­tion “ ON / OFF” (fes­ti­val orga­ni­zer) and pay a one time regis­tra­tion fee of 15 euros.

2. Each selec­ted pho­to­gra­pher com­mits to doing the ins­tal­la­tion and the dis­mant­ling of his work on loca­tion of the exhi­bi­tion and to be pre­sent during the eve­ning of the public ope­ning.

3. Photographic prints, frames and other forms of pre­sen­ta­tion are pro­vi­ded by the authors at their costs.

4. For the pro­mo­tion of the fes­ti­val (tele­vi­sion, inter­net, pro­grams, pos­ters, lea­flets …), the authors grant ManifestO the right to dis­tri­bute excerpts of their work (without finan­cial coun­ter­part for the pro­du­cers and authors). This autho­ri­za­tion also applies to publi­ca­tions in news­pa­pers and maga­zi­nes in order to pro­mote the fes­ti­val and the authors.

5. The pho­to­gra­pher cer­ti­fies that the images are ori­gi­nal crea­tions under the French Law on Intellectual Property and do not cons­ti­tute infrin­ge­ment of copy­righ­ted work. The pho­to­gra­pher war­rants that third par­ties, inclu­ding those that may appear on his work or authors and copy­right hol­ders of those works repro­du­ced on the pho­to­gra­pher’s work, gave their him per­mis­sion for the repro­duc­tion and repre­sen­ta­tion of their image.

6. In case of serious event, the fes­ti­val may be can­ce­led or sus­pen­ded at any time without notice and without com­pen­sa­tion for the authors.

Manifesto commitments

1. Manifesto com­mits to paying to the selec­ted authors a “repre­sen­ta­tion right” of 150 € (for the dura­tion of the exhi­bi­tion) and will pay for travel costs up to 150 € (upon pre­sen­ta­tion of costs proofs)

2. Manifesto com­mits not to use the images sent by the pho­to­gra­phers which where not selec­ted.

3. Manifesto com­mits to use the images pro­vi­ded by the selec­ted pho­to­gra­phers only for the pur­pose of pro­mo­ting the fes­ti­val and to contact in advance the pho­to­gra­phers for per­mis­sion and agreeing the terms of copy­right in the event of use of the images for other uses not linked to the fes­ti­val (retros­pec­tive edi­tion of a book, …).

4. The fes­ti­val team will pro­vide pho­to­gra­phers the help they need when connec­ting and dis­connec­ting the exhi­bi­tion.

5. All exhi­bits are insu­red for the dura­tion of the expo­sure. Manifesto will be held res­pon­si­ble for any damage that may have occur­red during expo­sure on the fes­ti­val site (sub­ject to the obser­va­tion made at the arri­val of works in conjunc­tion with the authors on site)

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, you can contact the team at the fol­lo­wing address : orga­ni­sa­tion@­fes­ti­val-mani­