From June 15 to 19, 2016, the Lumix Festival for young photojournalism will be celebrating a small jubilee: this is the fifth edition of the festival being held at the Hanover Expo complex. Photojournalists and documentary photographers up to age 35 still have up until January 31, 2016, to submit their work, out of which the 60 best pieces will be presented at the festival. The submissions can be done in a diversity of formats: classic reportage as much as essays or multi-media storytelling (“Scrollytelling”).
A broad programme of presentations
As in previous years, there will be eight presentations made by renowned photographers. Those who have already confirmed their attendance include the World Press Photo Award winners Espen Rasmussen and Mads Nissen. The festival is organized by the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography degree programme of the Hochschule Hannover, the Verein zur Förderung der Fotografie in Hannover e.V. and the Photojournalism association Freelens. Panasonic is the main sponsor.
In addition to the 10,000 euro Freelens Award, the Lumix Multimedia Award and the Lammerhuber Award will also be presented at the festival. The winner of the Freelens Award at the 2014 Lumix Festival was Meeri Koutaniemi with her work Taken.
Further information at: Lumix - Fotofestival