The art competition is organised by Passion for Freedom, an independent group of friends standing up
for freedom of speech and artistic expression.
The annual international festival is a rare collection of works of “courageous artists” in the categories of
film, photography, painting, sculpture, publications, journalism, book, performance and other forms of
artistic expression. So far the competition has featured hundreds artists from all over the world, including
Sarah Maple, Steve Rosenthal, Robb Leech, Firoozeh Bazrafkan, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou among others.
“Brave” artists from around the world such as Ai Weiwei (who spent three months in prison and is banned
from contacting the media), Jafar Panahi (several times arrested on charges of propaganda against the
Islamic Republic), Johan van der Dong (no galleries in Europe have courage to show his work for the fear
of attacks), Ferri Farahmandi, Azadeh Behroozi and many others, showed their works at the PFF festival
and still have the courage to create despite the threat to their lives and the safety of their family. Some are
forced to hide behind a nickname, others withdraw their works or self-censor themselves to avoid
“offending religious feelings”.
As every year, the entry is open from April. Works can be submitted by 20thSeptember 2014. The
festival will be held in November central London. Location and more details will be announced on later
WHAT IS FREEDOM?
HOW EASY IS IT TO LOSE IT?
HOW HARD IS IT TO GET IT BACK?
Please find detailed information, Submission Form, Terms and Conditions on our website.
Deadline: 20 September 2014