Deadline of invoices is February 17th 2018
open to all / no registration fee


The call for entry for our next edition, which will be held from 2018 September 14th to 29 September is now open.

Deadline of invoices is February 17th 2018

Participation modalities

The festival is open to all photographers whatever their age, nationality or status (professional or amateur).
Collective projects are accepted.
Open to all / no registration fee
Each selected photographer or collective will receive 750 Euros for the copyright to their work.
There is no defined theme.
Applications will be reviewed by a jury of highly qualified professionals ; the selection is based on pictural quality and consistency of the series.
Selected exhibitions will be shown in Toulouse from September 14th to September 29th 2018 and published in the Festival’s catalog
Only ONE dossier of participation per person/organisation will be accepted.

A paper dossier consists of :
1_ A paper portfolio with a maximum format of 21 x 29.7cm (A4) / number of photos 6 min. and 25 max. / in 1 serie. On the back of each photo there must be the artist’s name, series name, the title of the image and the number of this image in the series
2_ An explanation in context and the title of the series (In English and French if possible)
3_ A short biography of the artist. (1 page).
4_ A scenography proposition is appreciated (*)
5_The registration form duly completed and signed in TWO duplicates
6_ A digital copy of the paper file on CD, DVD or an USB flash drive (Mac OS compatible) including:

  • Explaination and biography texts (.doc or .rtf or .txt or .odt (no .pdf please)
  • high resolution pictures (24cm/300dpi)
  • low resolution pitures (800px large)
  • Please name the files like NAME_01(TITLE)
  • web link or websites of the candidates may not be considered as part of the file

Only fully completed application will be considerated

(* Each laureate has a 20-foot shipping container (5,86m length x 2,33m width x 2,35m height). Each container is presented as an autonomous exhibition space. We encourage each laureate to build a scenography corresponding to their project. To the extend of our means, we’ll bring you all the necessary help in your scenographic project.)

Call for applications ManifestO Festival 2018 <<<

Send the fully completed application to the following address:

ON/OFF ManifestO
BP 92440
31085 Toulouse Cedex 2

Warning: it’s a PO Box, so thank you to choose a type of shipment compatible with this type of address (No hand-delivered service).

ManifestO declines any responsibility in case of loss, theft or destruction of the file during the mailing.

Getting back your files :
You can pick up your dossier at the festival bookshop during the duration of the festival. We shall not keep your files beyond the end of the festival.
ONLY if you want to get your paper file back, you must join a return envelope at your address, correctly stamped with stamps available in France, against the weight of your file.
Warning : we shall not return files that do not have a return envelope.
You can also pick up your dossier at the festival bookshop during the duration of the festival. We shall not keep your files beyond the end of the festival.
Help us to easely handle your files : some advices

  • Write correctly and very legibly your name, your adress and phone number on the registration form, especially your email (whose address requires great precision)
  • Avoid packaging that are too close to the file format.
  • Do not send your final exposure prints.
    Thank you of thinking to facilitate the handling of your dossier !

For further information, you can contact the team at selection.festival.manifesto at

The winners must send their exhibition frames (return) by their own means and ensure the hanging and the stall of their exhibition with the help of the festival team.
Their presence is therefore required during the opening night and throughout the opening weekend.