The 4th SIPF 2014,  opening in October 2014, is now receiving submissions from photographers worldwide.

Open Call Showcase is the core exhibition within the festival since 2008. For the 4th edition, SIPF is collaborating with Noorderlicht International Photofestival (The Netherlands) with a themed open call in addition to the existing Open Call.

The Open Call (truly open with no theme) seeks to discover fresh photographic works from all over the world. With no specific genre, theme, subject, the Open Call is a survey on the trend, the concern, the approach, the practice, the idea, the concept employed by the photographers worldwide.

The 4th SIPF curators - Dr Charles Merewether, Dr Adele Tan, Tay Kay Chin, and Alexander Supartono will select 40 photographers from the submissions. Based on exhibition sites, each curator will critically select the works, and curate the works based on theme or subject matters, or g approaches, or even by geographical region. Based on past records, the curators often present refreshing interpretation which engage the audience to encourage further discussion and deeper appreciation for the photographic works.

Across oceans, Noorderlicht and SIPF collaborate on a themed open call titled “An Ocean of Possibilities”. With this special open call, we seek to create wider audience, and likewise to pose a good challenge for the practicing professionals The selected works made by both festivals will simultaneously exhibit in The Netherlands and Singapore in 2014. We hope this collaboration will establish a deeper discussion on photography across two continents, and to create possible opportunities for participating photographers.

For details on "An Ocean of Possibilities", click here.

The deadline is 31 st March 2014, strictly. A penalty fee is applicable for those who choose to submit after deadline. Best advice is to plan ahead, prepare your best submission, and to submit online before you missed the deadline. 

To know more about Singapore International Photography Festival, go to http://www.sipf.sg/.