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FUJIFILM announces the GFX Challenge Grant Program 2022

FUJIFILM announces the GFX Challenge Grant Program 2022

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FUJIFILM has announced the GFX Challenge Grant Program 2022. It awards 5 Global Grant Award and 10 Regional Grant Award to help aspiring creatives bring their imaging projects to life. It is designed to nurture and develop the skills of emerging/promising content creators, giving them the opportunity to create content on topics that have significant meaning to them, while gaining experience using FUJIFILM GFX System gear.

Proposed projects may be submitted as still photography or in a movie format. At the conclusion of the production period in August 2023, the award recipients’ final content will be showcased on the fujifilm-x.com website. An exhibition will be also held at FUJIFILM SQUARE, a gallery within FUJIFILM Headquarters in Roppongi, Tokyo.

Awards

Global Grant Award

  • USD 10,000 Grant
  • Complimentary use of a GFX System camera body and two GF lenses for the duration of their project
  • Mentoring and technical assistance from Fujifilm technicians / product experts

Regional Grant Award

  • USD 5,000 Grant
  • Complimentary use of a GFX System camera body and two GF lenses for the duration of their project
  • Mentoring and technical assistance from Fujifilm technicians / product experts

Application & Selection Process

  1. Interested applicants must propose a creative project and submit online at https://www.gfxchallenge.com/ on or before November 30, 2022.
  2. Fujifilm will review submissions and select 45 submissions from 3 geographical regions. They will be evaluated in the next round.
  3. The 45 selected candidates will be interviewed by Fujifilm and 15 will be chosen to proceed to the final round.
  4. The Global Grant Award judging team will review each candidate and select the 5 global grant award recipients and the remaining 10 will receive the regional grant award.

Eligibility

  1. The program is open to residents of the Philippines.
  2. The program is open to both amateur and professional photographers and videographers.
  3. The program is open to both Fujifilm and non-Fujifilm users.

Judges

  1. Masako Sato – Curator and Founder, Contact. Co., Ltd.
  2. Pauline Vermare – Curator, historian and writer, former cultural director of Magnum Photos NY and curator of International Center of Photography (ICP), The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation
  3. Yasuyoshi Chiba – Photographer and Agence France-Presse’s (AFP) Chief Photographer for East Africa and Indian Ocean
  4. Alexandrov Klum – Artist duo based in Sweden and Spain

For the full program details, visit https://fujifilm-x.com/global/special/gfx-challenge-program/2022/

About the GFX System

Large Format Creates Powerful Pictures — World’s Highest Level of Image Quality in Mirrorless Digital Camera System

Fujifilm has continuously pursued image quality as a leading photographic manufacturer. GFX has a sensor that is approximately 1.7 times the size of the full frame. The combination of the FUJINON GF lenses with Fujifilm’s outstanding imaging technology, the GFX can achieve extremely high resolution and rich tonality which professional photographers expect. The GFX systems offers versatility to a wide audience from commercial to landscape photography.

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