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Film Photo Award

Spring 2021

Film Photo Award   /   Deadline: 03/28/21

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The Film Photo Award is open to all emerging, established, and student photographers worldwide. Each award period provides three distinct grants of Kodak Professional Film and complimentary film processing by Griffin Editions to photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field and are motivated to continue the development of still, film-based photography in the 21st century.


$35 professional, $25 student


Anyone 18 years old or older, worldwide.

Students submitting to the Student Project Award will need to be able to upload a current student ID that shows their current enrollment.


1. Proposal
2. CV, Resume, or Bio
3. Up to 15 images


3 film grants are awarded each spring and fall. 2 Visionary Project Awards for anyone who is not a student and 1 Student Project Award for anyone who currently is.

Each award includes the recipient's choice of Kodak Professional film color or B&W emulsion and format in the following quantities:

100 rolls of 35mm
100 rolls of 120 or
200 sheets of 4x5

Complimentary film processing by Griffin Editions, NYC is also included for the award year.

Each recipient is also featured on LENSCRATCH, and the award year will conclude with an interview and feature on the Film Photo Award website.

3 finalists are also chosen for each category.

Evaluation Criteria

Applicants will be considered on the basis of artistic excellence and the promise of future achievement.

The Spring 2021 jury includes:
Paddy Johnson - art critic, consultant, founder of Art F City
Jon Henry: Photographer and past recipient of the Film Photo Award
Eliot Dudik: Photographer, educator, book artist, and founder of the Film Photo Award


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