FestFoto Brazil 2023 Call for Entry



Since the creation of FestFoto in 2007, the exhibition “Fotograma Livre” is a collective exhibition of international photography, where we ask photographers to show their visual research on the theme chosen in each edition.The theme of FestFoto 2023 will be the Fotograma Livre itself, a free territory for a dialogue of images and international interlocutions.

We want the idea of a photogram, the base territory of photography and cinema, to be free of themes and the landmark of this edition of the festival, entering an open field for you to show us where your gaze and your creative process goes.

The theme of FestFoto 2023 will be Free Frame, a free territory for imagetic dialogue and for international interlocutions. We want the idea of a photogram, free of themes, to be the mark of this edition of the festival, opening a territory for you to show us where is your gaze and your creative process.

A jury of international curators will select 10 finalists from the two categories and they will be exhibited in the FestFoto 2023.

From the 10 finalists will be defined a winner for the video-exhibition category and a winner in the Portfolio category. The two winners will receive a free passport to participate in the International Portfolio Reviews Platform in June 13 and 14 of 2023. The TOP 5 winners will have their work reviewed on the FestFoto website throughout 2023.

The FestFoto Call for Proposals 2023 maintains a partnership with the LensCulture platform, one of the world’s largest online destinations for the discovery and dissemination of contemporary photography with a global audience of over 2 million people. During the submission process you will be invited to use the LensCulture platform to register for the FestFoto 2023 Call for Proposals.


Registration – March 21 to May 21, 2023

To start the registration process for the Call for Proposals you must be registered and logged in to the FestFoto Porto Alegre website. To Register/Login use the menu on the left. If you are already registered and logged in, the button/link to the LensCulture platform appears below on the right.

ATTENTION: The link button to LensCulture does not appear if you are not registered and logged in on the FestFoto website.

Before going to the LensCulture platform read carefully the Rules of the Call by clicking on the button below on the left. When you enter at LensCulture you will be asked to open a free account. If you already have a LensCulture account, you will be directed to the registration page. Choose one of the two categories and follow the instructions. In the Portfolio Category you should upload a maximum of 15 images. In the Multimedia Category, you must inform the link of the video hosted on Youtube.

The entry is not complete until the entry fee is paid and the deadline is May 21, 2023. The entry fee is $20.00 USD. The result will be announced on May 31, 2023 and the selected works will be exhibited during FestFoto – International Festival of Photography of Porto Alegre, Brazil, from August 5 to 21, 2023.

Welcome to FestFoto Brazil 2023 Call.

Sinara Sandri
Co-Founder and
Director of FestFoto


Verônica Sanchis

Founder of Foto Féminas, an online platform to promote the work of female photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Ioana Mello

É curadora independente entre o Brasil e a Europa. Trabalha com galerias e coletivos.


Isabel Gouvea



Jim Casper
USA – Holland

Editor-in-Chef and
Co-Founder of



Daniel Sosa

Director of CDF


Marcia Melo

Indenpendent Curator