PASSION FOR FREEDOM- CALL for ENTRIES
CALL FOR ENTRIES – 6TH EDITION OF PASSION FOR FREEDOM ART
The art competition is organised by Passion for Freedom, an independent group of friends
standing up for freedom of speech and artistic expression.
The annual international festival is a rare collection of works of "courageous artists" in the
categories of film, photography, painting, sculpture, publications, performance and other forms
of artistic expression. So far the competition has featured more than 150 artists from all over the
"Brave" artists from around the world such as Ai Weiwei (who spent three months in prison
and is banned from contacting the media), Jafar Panahi (several times arrested on charges of
propaganda against the Islamic Republic), Johan van der Dong (no galleries in Europe have
courage to show his work for the fear of attacks), Ferri Farahmandi, Azadeh Behroozi, Sarah Maple, Steve Rosenthal,
Robb Leech, Firoozeh Bazrafkan, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou and
many others, showed their works at the PFF festival and still have the courage to create despite
the threat to their lives and the safety of their family. Some are forced to hide behind a
nickname, others withdraw their works or self-censor themselves to avoid "offending religious
As every year, the entry is open from April. Works can be submitted by 20th September
2014. The festival will be held in November central London. Location and more details will be
announced on later date.
WHAT IS FREEDOM?
HOW EASY IS IT TO LOSE IT?
HOW HARD IS IT TO GET IT BACK?
Please find detailed information, Submission Form, Terms and Conditions on our website.
“Honoured to have been the recipient of last year’s 'Visitors Choice Award' I would urge
everyone to support, in whatever way that they can, the tireless work being done by the
'Passion for Freedom Festival’. The Festival brings together artists from many corners of the
globe whose work treats about human rights issues and defends freedoms of expression,
It provides a much needed platform for information dissemination, reflexive discussion and
artistic articulation. It highlights ongoing repressive issues and potentially enables social,
governmental, and dogmatic change at this time of increasing global conservatism.’
Steve Rosenthal (UK)
Visitors Choice Award 2011
“Freedom is a fragile balance and they stated this with their beautiful view and exhibition they
worked on so carefully and balanced. This festival deserves worldwide recognition and
attention. It has more than proven its existence because it shows us how precious peace,
freedom and security are”
Johan van der Dong (Netherland)
Shortlisted Artist 2012
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