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The 2022 season of the GFX Series Global Challenge is on! waiting for you to challenge

2022-11-27 02:58:19 [Share Photography ]
The 2022 season of the GFX Series Global Challenge is on! waiting for you to challenge

September 2022 Fujifilm announces the launch of the annual GFX Series Global Challenge again! The project is open to all dream and aspiring video enthusiasts around the world, through project selection, a global recruitment plan to provide project sponsorship for project winners. The GFX Global Challenge Project is a support creation event for photo creators on personal imaging projects funded by Fujifilm. The program awards 5 global funding awards and 10 regional funding awards from a pool of applicants around the world to help aspiring content creators in imaging, giving them the opportunity to start putting their significant ideas into practice. There have been around 3,000 applications from around the world since it began in November 2021. The number of applications and the quality of ideas for the project exceeded our expectations. This invaluable feedback has convinced us that so many people are interested in GFX mirrorless medium format systems and video projects. We express our heartfelt thanks to all applicants. All projects of the 2021 annual event have been completed by the end of August 2022, and the final results of the project will be held in a grand exhibition in November 2022 at the headquarters "FUJIFILM SQUARE Image Space" in Tokyo, Japan. For details, please refer to: The GFX Challenge Global Challenge Program will continue to provide 10,000 to 5 winners of the Global Creation Grant Award for global selection $5,000 in cash sponsorship for 10 Regional Creative Grant winners. Designed to help aspiring photographers and video producers bring their imaging projects to the masses. During the project execution process until August 2023, the winners will also use the GFX system equipment and technical support provided by Fujifilm for free.

Introduction to the global judges

The final selection of the 2022 competition will be judged by four global judges. Masako Sato graduated from the Department of Journalism, Faculty of Letters, Sophia University in Tokyo. After joining PPS News, she has participated in the planning and production of many well-known photography exhibitions. In 2013, he founded an exhibition planning and production company. Worked in copyright management and editorial planning for Robert Doisneau in Japan, mainly curating exhibitions centered on photography. Participated in several traveling exhibitions such as Robert Doisneau, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Masahiro Ueda, Shigeo Gomachi, and the first retrospective of Sol Wright's works in Japan. Pauline Vermare is a video curator, photographic historian and author. Former Cultural Director of Magnum Photos NY, former curator of the International Center of Photography (ICP), New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation. She has written many interviews and articles on photography. She serves on the boards of the Saul Leiter Foundation and the Catherine Leroy Foundation. After working in the Asahi Press Photo Department, became a freelancer and moved to Kenya. After working for AFP's Brazil bureaus in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, he has been based in Nairobi since 2017 as the agency's chief photographer for East Africa. He has won numerous awards, including the World Photography Awards 2020 and News Agency Photographer of the Year 2021 (Guardian UK). Klum Iris (b. 1981) and Mattias (b. 1968) are a Swedish and Spanish artist duo named Alexandrov Klum. Since 2016, their work has examined contemporary social issues, focusing on the complex relationships between nature, humans and their environment. Alexandrov Klum creates large-scale photographic, video and sound installations. A multimedia experience is created at the intersection of conceptual art and documentary reality.

Project selection

● The projects submitted by the applicant are selected according to the following dimensions (each accounting for 20%) ● The correlation between the project expectations and the shooting project, whether the applicant can implement it . ● Whether the submitted project can demonstrate the device advantages of GFX mirrorless medium format. ● Creativity and originality of the project. ● Project feasibility (including project feasibility, general budget rules, possibility of completing the project) ● Applicant resume, photography experience and skills.

GFX Global Challenge Recruiters

Welcome new-generation creators who are willing to express their personalities and emotions through video storytelling; major and meaningful topics and photography that reflect the concept of cultural heritage Home; video artists who think and practice with contemporary images submit personal shooting projects and compete with global photographers.

Global Creative Grant Award:

●Free use of GFX system camera body and two GF lenses during the project ●Guidance and technical support by Fujifilm technicians/product experts ●10,000 Dollar Creation Sponsor

Regional Creation Grant Award:

●Free use of GFX system camera body and two GF lenses during the project ●Guidance and technology from Fujifilm technicians/product experts Assistance ●$5,000 Creative Grant

GFX Global Challenge Schedule

●Application Dates 9 September (Friday) to 30 November 2022 (Wednesday) Download application form , and fill in the submitted project details. Please submit as a PDF file. ●Primary selection dates from December 1, 2022 (Thursday) to January 6, 2023 (Friday) will be screened at Fujifilm branches in various regions around the world, 15 works in 3 regions, a total of 45 will be selected The project is retested. Selected regional candidates will be contacted by email by Friday, January 13, 2023 to schedule an online interview. ●Retest date January 16, 2023 (Monday) to January 31, 2023 (Tuesday), candidates who have passed the first round of primary screening will participate in Fujifilm's online interviews in various regions. In the end, 15 finalists, 5 from each division, will be selected to advance to the finals. ●Final Judging Date From February 1, 2023 (Wednesday) to February 28, 2023 (Tuesday) The global jury will review each candidate, 5 "Global Awards" winners, 10 "Regional Awards" . Recipient information will be announced in March 2023. Now you only need to submit a project shooting plan to apply, and take the first step towards realizing your idea!

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