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CA$ 6,348
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CA$ 6,348
pledged of CA$ 9,500pledged of CA$ 9,500 goal
116
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, June 24 2015 7:10 AM UTC +00:00

About

Curtesy of former festival finalists
Curtesy of former festival finalists

We are the Organ Vida team which stands behind the International festival of contemporary documentary photography based in Zagreb, Croatia. For the last seven years we have been producing the only festival of this type in Croatia and the region. Our aim is to present artists and documentary photography projects from around the world which deal with socially relevant stories. We are interested in the diversity of our society in all its aspects: from personal stories to socio-political experiences and issues. We want to use photography and the stories presented at our festival to encourage critical thinking in our audience. Within the festival program we prepare many exhibitions, workshops, actions and meetings with experts and photographers from all around the world.

OV team and guests in Samobor
OV team and guests in Samobor

Since the festival is evolving rapidly and our funds are always the same, it is a financial struggle to fulfil all of our program plans. This year’s seventh edition of the festival is by far the richest one ever (in content, not $’s). This is why we decided to ask help from you lovely people. With your support we will make this the best festival yet and any donations are greatly appreciated for that matter.

Funds collected on Kickstarter will cover different areas of festival needs as follows:

  • Exhibition production: prints, framing, finishing, additional material for multiple exhibitions - 18,33% 
  • Promo materials and merchandise: catalogues, brochures, festival newspapers, stickers, posters, billboards - 23,44% 
  • Hospitality: transport, insurance, accommodation, meals - 35,40% 
  • Technical support: photo and video documentation, screenings, concerts, performances - 5,97% 
  • Organisation costs: workshop supplies, professional advice - 2,98% 
  • Kickstarter fees and production of rewards - 13,88%
 
  • WEBSITE WALL SUPPORTER - Your name on a list of supporters on our website. 
  • BEHIND THE SCENES UPDATES - We will make sure you get updated on every step we are taking to get closer to the great festival weeks in September 
  • FESTIVAL WALL SUPPORTER - Your name on a list of supporters on a festival wall. 
  • 5 POSTCARDS 
  • DIGITAL CATALOGUE - You will get our festival catalogue (cca.200 pages) in digital version available for you on a provided link. Last year's catalogue you can see here. 
  • FESTIVAL T-SHIRT
  • 35mm FILM 
  • ONLINE JURY MEMBER - become a jury member for an Instagram competition during festival programme 
  • POSTER SIGNED by FINALIST 
  • TOTE BAG 
  • BOROVO STARTAS - This is a reward we are very proud of. It is a collaboration with Borovo. Borovo is authentic Croatian brand, with its origin in Yugoslavia 80 years ago. It produces shoes that become very popular among youth in the last decade. 
Design of the shoes is chosen from 3 options via poll on our FB page and @organvida Instagram account
Design of the shoes is chosen from 3 options via poll on our FB page and @organvida Instagram account
  • CATALOGUE - Main festival catalogue will be of course in color and will count around 200 pages. It will include photographs of open call finalists and commended artists, open call text, and many more. Check last year's catalogue.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - 10 spots at DIY which will teach participants how to construct and present their long term photography projects. During the two day workshop, Rob will discuss how the Internet and digital printing techniques have opened up endless possibilities for self-publication. The workshop will also deal with the presentation of projects to an audience, collaboration between photographers and writers, crowdfunding, and the process of slow journalism. 

    Participants: 10 – 15
    Language: English
    Date: September 4-5, 2015
    Location: Organ Vida Festival Zagreb
    Time: 10 am – 5 pm (both days)
    Fee: €190 early bird sign up via Kickstarter 

    For more info CLICK HERE
  • 4 DAYS IN ZAGREB and PRIVATE TOUR - While you are enjoying Zagreb for 4 days, our team members will give you tours around all of the festival exhibitions.
  • every year in March we publish an open call under a given theme that will be discussed and problematized through various means (discussions, workshops, lectures…) within the festival program 
  • an international jury consisting of leading artists and experts from the field of photography then chooses ten final projects which will be presented at a grand exhibition 
  • the festival takes place in September every year in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia
  • for two weeks we present ten final projects at a grand exhibition 
  • along with a varied and diverse program consisting of additional exhibitions of international and Croatian photographers, panels and lectures which discuss current trends and tendencies in photography, workshops for every age and profession level, concerts, performances, movies....
  • entrance to the most of the festival events is FREE
Organ Vida 6 -  2014
Organ Vida 6 - 2014
George Georgiou's workshop at OV6
George Georgiou's workshop at OV6
Emma Bowkett's lecture on being a photography editor at OV6
Emma Bowkett's lecture on being a photography editor at OV6
Portfolio reviews at OV5
Portfolio reviews at OV5
Workshop by Saša Kralj at OV5
Workshop by Saša Kralj at OV5

What makes us really happy is to witness satisfaction from all of our guests. Whether those are jury members, finalists, commended artist or solely visitors; everyone gets the chance to network in Zagreb that culminates into an intense meeting of photography professionals. We have many partners and the support of cultural institutions that want we continue working on this project, but the current state of culture in the country it is quite uncertain.

Meeting in Samobor, a pitoresque town close to Zagreb
Meeting in Samobor, a pitoresque town close to Zagreb
At the opening of the exhibition at Greta Gallery, Zagreb
At the opening of the exhibition at Greta Gallery, Zagreb
Info and shop corner at OV6
Info and shop corner at OV6
Opening of main exhibition 'Reflections' at OV6
Opening of main exhibition 'Reflections' at OV6
                                                              
Opening of the main exhibition 'Spaces' at OV5
Opening of the main exhibition 'Spaces' at OV5

Organ Vida is a photography NGO and non-profit association. Our team consists solely of volunteers who have been working on every edition since 2009. We are photographers, designerstheoreticians, curators, event managers, art historians, journalists, marketer’s etc. and each one of us is doing their best in order for festival to grow bigger and bigger each year because we believe in what we do, and passion is our main motivation!

Team members: Marina Paulenka (director), Ana-Marija Petričević (exhibition production manager), Medina Rešić (producer), Marko Mihaljević (secretary), Alma Šavar (designer), Anta Bučević (designer), Karla Milevoj (head of PR & Press), Mario Nikolaus (web/programming), Jarosław Jaskiewicz (marketing), Anja Ilijašević (event manager), Ana Pavlić (event manager), Hanna Kunić (production runner), Ana Marjanović (social media), Ivana Šimičić (translator), Karla Pudar (curator), Bojan Krištofić (open call text author), Matija Pekić (head of photo/video), Matej Subotić (photo/video assistant), Martin Šatović (photo/video assistant).

Karla, our PR, behind the scenes
Karla, our PR, behind the scenes
Medina, our producer during the making of the video
Medina, our producer during the making of the video
Volunteers meeting during OV6
Volunteers meeting during OV6
Behind the scenes of the Kickstarter promo video
Behind the scenes of the Kickstarter promo video

At the moment our jury members are busy judging all the work sent in by photographers from over 45 countries. Meanwhile, our team is working hard on the program for the festival. In mid-June the finalists will be announced and we can continue into the final phase of the festival which includes producing the prints, setting up the exhibitions and venues and preparing the catalogs filled with great stories. Our creative and hardworking design team is making all of the rewards which include catalogs, postcards, posters etc… We have provided the funds for a part of the production, but we need more to continue.

It is very important for us to continue working on the festival because it is a way of presenting the Croatian cultural scene to the World and with the same importance show the World to Croatia. Please make sure to Tweet and share this project as well as backing it by clicking on the green button next to the video.

Also, do stay connected with us, as we will definitely make sure that you get updated on the festival program, finalists, production of rewards, etc. as we progress with our project.

Last but not least we would like to THANK YOU and invite you to hang out with us in Zagreb this September!

Risks and challenges

We have done everything possible to minimize every risk we can.
Now is the time to move forward and make OV7 come together.
In case we get more funds than asked, we will put that towards Organ Vida 2016, so we don’t have to ask for your help next year :)
Let’s make this happen!

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    PRINTED FESTIVAL CATALOGUE

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    TOTE BAG and inside we will tuck in festival shirt, poster, catalogue and a film.

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    BOROVO STARTAS x ORGAN VIDA

    Organ Vida and Borovo teamed up and made limited edition of OV Startas shoes.

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    DINNER with artists and OV team

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    PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP by Rob HORNSTRA

    Two day intensive workshop DIY Storytelling.

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    COME HANG OUT WITH US!

    4 days in Zagreb during the festival. You will enjoy private tours through all of the festival exhibitions and city of Zagreb.

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