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  • 1 - 3 July 2016 (Side Events from 27 June)
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WB Academy Video Trailer

Our WB-Academy Trailer for the WBF, a fusion of Bodies & Beats is ready. The academy program takes place from June 27th - 30th, just before the main days: 1st - 3rd July 2016.

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WB Academy 2016 is sponsored by KRYOLAN | CAMELEON | MAC PRO | SENJO COLOR | DIAMOND FX | DA VINCI | MEHRON Europe

First WBF Bodies & Beats Line up announced

We are happy to announce the first details for the Music Line up of the WBF Bodies & Beats Weekend 2016.

RUSSKAJA | WANDA | MONO & Nikitaman | SHANTEL & Bucovina Club Orkestra

30 DJ's on our Electronic Stages: "Techno am See" | "Electronic Pier by ÖBB RailEx

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The theme for the category "Creative Make-up"

We are publishing the last theme for the awards at the World Bodypainting Festival 2016. It's for the make-up artists in the category "Creative Make-up".

"Retro Drama"

A ghost charmer of decadence and magnetic art-deco graphics. Fatal Divas in the era of silent films that captivated sophisticated audiences with tandem, ostentatious and detached glances.

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Results of the World Bodypainting Photo Award 2015

Last weekend the jury came together to judge 960 photos in the category "Photo Classic" and 360 photos in the category "Digital Composing." After 6 long hours the winners of the World Bodypainting PHOTO Award presented by Canon were finally awarded.

We are very happy to announce the winners and congratulate:

Carsten Rentz in the category "Photo Classic"

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Julie Boehm in the category "Digital Composing"

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Competition Themes 2016

Today we announce the competition themes for the WBF 2016. This time we announce the theme with visuals.

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After Movie 2015

The review from the World Bodypainting Festival 2015 - A fusion of Bodies & Beats. Thank you for beeing part of this wonderful festival. SAVE the Date: 27 June - 3 July 2016

Awesome footage from our WBF Video Crew / produced by WB-Production.com


Win cash and products at the WBF photo awards

Essential part of the World Bodypainting Festival is the annual photo contest, this year again presented by CANON. Anyone can participate who did some great shots but only from this years festival main days in Bodypaint City. Photo Ticket holders can take part free of charge. Visitors who want to obtain a photo ticket, may submit their work for a € 30 fee.

There are two award categories

  • Classic Photo
  • Digital Composition

The best works will be awarded and honored with trophies, 2.800 €uros in cash and product prizes by CANON .
The works will be shown at the festival the following year. Many photos are printed in the photo catalog and sent free of charge to each participant . Deadline to submit is the 10 Oktober 2015.

Check out all details of the Photo Contest here
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photo Guenter Floeck

All Winners 2015

We have all winners of each of the categories with their work put together in an easy to find overview. 



A big photo gallery collection is available on our photo server gallery.bodypainting-festival.com

A surreal hot weekend, the WBF 2015

Not only the temperatures were surreal, every day of the entire week was filled with extraordinary art and records of participants. It has never been as hot as it was this year at the World Bodypainting Festival. Breath taking body art was the centre of this weekend’s attraction for visitors but alongside that, music acts such as Gentleman, Madcon and Lost Frequencies played the beats to the tropical weather that will stay in thousands of people’s memories. It’s even more astounding how amazing the creative work from the artists and new world champions was considering the testing temperatures.

The World Champion in the category Brush and Sponge was Min Ah Kim, the first time an artist from South Korea has won. Following her were Sanatan Dinda from India and Roxanne Horn from the Netherlands. Alex Hansen won the category Airbrush for the 3rd time. After 2008 and 2014 Alex carried the world title to Brazil again. Second place went to Tariciotti Francesca and 3rd to Umberto Zanoni both from Italy.

The favourite category for the audience is always Special Effects Bodypainting and the competition was tough this year. The first place was only a few point ahead with artist Sofia Bue from New Zealand. It was a glorious step up after her 2013 win in the special effect face make up category. Vice Champion was Ludwig Decarli from Austria and third place to Benedetta Carugati from Italy.

From the organizer: "Lovely people, its been for sure the best World Bodypainting Festival history, with artists from almost 50 countries, but also photographers, models and exhibitors coming from all around the world. THANK YOU for making the little village of Pörtschach to the HOME of the bodypainting artform. Big shout out to all these hard workers and volunteers that make Bodypaint City an open air arts park for a week. My amazing crew and me are getting to an end for this year and we are looking forward to see you back in 2016. The date will be from 30 June - 4 July 2016". Greetings from the lake Wörthersee in Carinthia, Austria", Alex Barendregt.

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