VI Polish Festival of Pinhole Photography - OFFO 2015


I Introduction:

1. VI Polish Festival of Pinhole Photography - OFFO 2015 in Jastrzebie-Zdroj will take place in November 2015 on Gorny Slask area.

2. OFFO is addressed to authors from Poland and foreign countries. Participation in the Festival is charge free.

3. Pictures of choosen authors will be presented at the same time in about 30 galleries on Gorny Slask area.

4. Next to the exhibitions of photography, on the 6th Polish Pinhole Photography Festival will take place also lectures about pinhole photography and multimedia projects. We plan to organise the official vernissages of Festival in Jastrzebie-Zdroj (Miejski Osrodek Kultury) 6 XI 2015 and in Olza (WDK) 7 XI 2015 and vernissages of authors exhibitions in dates settled by galleries.

5. Organizators plan to publish one collective catalogue for all exhibitions (DVD with little book), which will be presentations of all authors as well as it will contain some texts about theory of pinhole photography. Organizators are obligated to make the website of Festivals and to share all information in media.

6. Polish Festival of Pinhole Photography - OFFO 2015 is the non-profit event. There is possibility to donate the OFFO, using platform "". Money will be spent for publish the catalogue and make the promotion of Festival.

II Rules:

1. Works, which will be exhibit on OFFO, should be grouped in separate exhibitions or series of photos. Acceptable format: 30x40 to 70x100 cm (size of photos or passe-partout). It is neccessary, that photographies must be made by pinhole camera (and have hight quality). Photographies in frames or in untypical format or form must be negotiated with organizators (during the application for OFFO). We prefer big series (more than 10 photos), exhibitions, which were not presented in last editions of OFFO. Photographies framed with glass will be not acceptable!

2. Authors, who want to take part in OFFO, should send via e-mail min. 5 pinhole photography to qualification. Subject matter is not definited. Max weight of 1 file is 1 Mb.

3. Authors must also write in application, how many photographies (and in which format) they want to show during the OFFO. We need also names, postal address and short CVs from all authors. Please, to write it, use application form, and (in case of being choosen to the Festival) also send it as print with photographies by post.

4. Artistic Committee will decide about qualification for OFFO. Information will be send via e-mails.

5. Under exceptional circumstances, the organizers may (but need not) qualify only one photo for OFFO-On-The-Way.

6. Authors, who will be qualificated to OFFO are obligated to send some for the catalogue and website:

- 1 photo: 300 dpi, max 1200 piksels lenght;
- short CV;
- optionally: articles and another texts

7. All Authors, who will be qualificated to OFFO are obligated to send one additional photo for "OFFO-On-The-Way". Rules of "OFFO-On-The-Way" you can find in part III of Regulations.

8. It is possibility to send (apart from photos for Festival) some multimedia productions (diaporamas, films etc.) or longer texts connected with pinhole photography. There is also the possibility to present only the multimedia production - after the negotiate with Organizators and only in case of fulfilling all conditions of Regulations. Multimedia productions must be saved as .exe or .avi - another solutions will be not acceptable.

9. Authors, who send application for OFFO, agree that all the pictures can be used charge free for promotion-purpose of the Festival.

10. The costs of sending pictures and possible trip to Poland will be taken by authors. Photographies sent for OFFO should be protected from damages, which can be caused in transport.

11. Photographies, shown on OFFO, will be returned to authors (except the photo for "OFFO-On-The-Way - part III of Regulations). Cost of sending photographies from Poland to another countries will be covered by authors. Deadline to sending it back will be dependent of the OFFO schedule.

III "OFFO-On-The-Way":

1. The "OFFO-On-The-Way" is a collective exhibition, which will be shown in many galleries in Poland and will present one picture of every author.

2. All authors are obligated to send 1 additional photographies for the purpose of this exhibition. Format: from 30x30 to 50×50 (size of photo or passe-partout), not framed. Photo should refer to photographies presented on OFFO.

3. Afterwards pictures will be not return to authors, will be archived and become the organizers ownership.

IV Final remarks:

1. Final interpretation of the regulations belongs to organizators. Sending Picture and taking part in OFFO is equivalent with accepting regulations. Not fulfiling the rules and conditions will cause rejecting an application.

2. Any additional information and explanation will be provided by OFFO Secretary.

postal address: Galeria "Ciasna", ul. Katowicka 17/25, 44-335 Jastrzebie-Zdroj, POLAND
Web page:

Page of the project on "" (possibility to donate OFFO):
Instruction, how to use the "":

3. About any possible changes, authors will be notified through mail at the earliest.


1. Sending application (as in point II) and picture for catalogue and the website: 30 V 2015.

2. Sending pictures: 21 VIII 2015.

3. Failure the deadlines will cause rejecting an application.

V Organization Team of OFFO 2015:

1. OFFO Holding Group:

- Barbara Englender - Galeria "Ciasna", LTF
- Witold Englender - AFIAP, Galeria "Ciasna"
- Jakub Kaszuba - Jaworznicka "Szkoła Widzenia", LTF
- georgia Krawiec - ZPAF
- Krzysztof Łapka - Dom Kultury w Rybniku-Chwałowicach
- Krzysztof Sowa - Jaworznicka "Szkoła Widzenia", LTF

Consulting: Paweł Janczaruk - ZPAF, FRP, Tylko Fotografia - Prawdziwa Szkoła Fotografii

2. OFFO Group of Fast Reaction:

- Aleksander Bakinowski - LTF
- Bolesław "Dymbol" Dymiński - permanentnie niezrzeszony
- Olga Kawalec-Olejniczak - LTF, Agencja Image
- Janusz Musiał - ZPAF Okręg Dolnoslaski (Nasz Człowiek w Katowicach)
- Jerzy Pawłowicz - PATÉ Media
- Wojciech Potocki - niezrzeszony (Nasz Człowiek we Wrocławiu)
- Wiesława Stasińska - Zamek Sztuk

3.Co-working instytution, co-organisators:

- Galeria "Ciasna" w Jastrzębiu-Zdroju
- Miejski Osrodek Kultury w Jastrzębiu-Zdroju
- WDK w Olzie
- Dom Kultury w Rybniku-Chwałowicach
- Biblioteka Slaska w Katowicach
- Zwiazek Polskich Artystów Fotografików, Okręg Slaski w Katowicach
- Ag.neT PPHU w Poznaniu

Application form OFFO 2015