Night Contact : London Multimedia and Photography Festival, 2013

If you are an up-and-coming photographer looking for your first break or an enthusiastic hobbyist wanting to show your works to the world, the London Multimedia and Photography Festival is for you. Founded in 2011, the London Photo Festival was set up by Emma Mapp and Kit Shah to give fellow new and emerging photographers an affordable way to display their art. We believe in giving new and emerging photographers a chance they would rarely get elsewhere: the opportunity to exhibit their work in a relaxed, professional environment.

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“As the technology of cameras and other hardware and software advances, multimedia photographic pieces are emerging as works that blur the lines between these forms of creative expression. We have established Night Contact because at present there is no event or space which encourages a high quality showcase of work of this nature, with photography at its core.” – Anna Stevens, Contact Editions


New London Multimedia and Photography Festival launches and opens calls for new and existing work.

New London multimedia and photography festival, Night Contact launches today. Established to bring together and display exciting and innovative photographic works that engage with other media, Night Contact will be one night event in Dalston, East London taking place in September 2013.

Projections of photography related mixed media will be screened across several venues in indoor and outdoor spaces. The festival will run from dusk until 12 midnight on Friday 27th September. It will be open to all and free to attend.


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Centred around Gillett Square, a large public space in Dalston, East London, a specially installed bank of screens will show site-specific commissioned and curated work. There will be stalls, music, food and drink, with vouchers offering deals at local bars and eateries. Beyond the main square, the festival will break out into a trail of six satelllite venues, taking over the streets of Dalston across outdoor spaces, bars and music venues, each showing a programmed screening.

The majority of the work we show will come from open submissions; these will be accompanied by a curated programme to ensure a varied, engaging and inspiring final line-up.

More venues and details of work which to be screened will be released in the months leading up to the festival.


© Augustin Rebetez


Call for Existing Work

Night Contact are looking for interesting and innovative bodies of work from artists engaged with photography, to be shown in one of our six satellite projection spaces around the main square of the event. Because work shown in the festival will be entirely by projection, we are looking to programme work that brings something new to this format.


How to enter – 

Night Contact are announcing  this call for existing work with the creative network IdeasTap. More details on entry  can be found at our website. There is no fee for entries. The final deadline for submissions is 15th July, 2013.


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Judging will take place at the IdeasTap offices in London on 25th July 2013.



Successful artists will be informed on 29th July 2013.


© Susanne Ludwig for Night Contact




Aaron Schuman : Photographer and Curator

Carmen Salas : Founder and Director, Alpha-ville

Celia Davies : Acting Director, Photoworks

Ravi Amaratunga : Media Project Manager, Channel 4


The Team

Night Contact is produced by the Contact Editions with support of the Arts Council England.



Feature Image © Rrrrrrrroll for Night Contact

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