About the Festival
Rovinj Photodays is the largest and most comprehensive photo festival in Croatia. This all-year-round project is supported by the numerous cultural institutions and organizations, as well as several key sponsors. The festival started in 2008 organized by Livingstone Association and Astoria d. o. o..
Festival activities include a contest for best Croatian photographers, a series of travelling exhibitions during the year in cooperation with cultural institutions and galleries, and a festival finale in June in Rovinj.
The grand finale includes a series of workshops, lectures, portfolio presentations, and 15 exhibitions, attended by international photography experts and photographers from the entire region. The festival attracts numerous visitors, and contesters come from all the neighbouring countries.
In the previous years, the official programme included exhibitions of Croatian and international photography masters.
The festival offers a quality platform for networking and the promotion of the photographers’ work, as well as the possibility to exchange experiences and knowledge. All the finalists of the annual contest win a monetary award and the opportunity to take part in the group travelling exhibition. Their photos are included in the Arts and Crafts Museum permanent collection.
The festival offers a friendly atmosphere, many free-participation and free-entry features, the possibility to visit various indoors and outdoors exhibitions, participation in award photo routes, and many reasons to come and mingle with photography lovers from the entire region.