We are very happy to publish the final report from the World Bodypainting Festival 2014. It contains a great review of the full festival week, amazing videos, colourful images and of course all the fun that happend.
Alex Barendregt, organizer of the "World Bodypainting Festival" was nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Of course Alex will be part of it and is taking the challenge in his special colourful way to support the project.
Thanks for the amazing support: Anna Barendregt, Josh D. Lim and Karala B. Lim.
They all had an amazing day, thanks for nominating!
We from WB Production are happy to announce the date for the 18th World Bodypainting Festival:
28 June - 5 July 2015 in Pörtschach, lake Wörthersee in AUSTRIA
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The 17th World Bodypainting Festival has come to an end with explosive fireworks cheering on the new World Champions in a range of categories. The art of bodypainting has taken on cult status throughout the world in the past decade. A small town in Austria becomes the mecca of body art annually as hundreds of artists converge from around the world to test their skills against the worlds best.
This year has proved to be tough competition with some amazing stories. The top ten artists in the brush and sponge category came from nine different countries with Riina Laine from Finland coming up on top. In the Special Effects category Gabriela Hajek-Renner from Austria brought back a world Champion title to home soil. In the airbrush category artist Alex Hansen from Brazil won first place taking home a trophy that he had coincidentally also designed for the competition.
Perhaps the most exciting wins of the festival were by Scott Fray and Madelyn Greco from the USA who took home first places in face painting and UV effects. These artists have won every other World Title available making them the only artists in history to take out five world champion titles in five categories.
After the excitement of thousands of visitors dancing to live music as artists painted all weekend, the festival came to an end with its famous colour splash after show party. Hundreds of people throw and spread paint upon each other as DJ's from London pump out original beets. If only the whole world were this colourful!
A wonderful, sunny day in Bodypaint City. This weekend we have a great weather forecast with 28 - 30 degrees C°. The world's best bodypainting artists, full on program with music and shows from morning till after midnight is presented during the 3 main days from 4 - 6 July. Tickets are available on site, come along for a weekend full of art and music, inspiration and creativity.
Finally its there, the World Bodypainting Festival started with the WB Academy Programs. On the first 2 days we organized already 20 different workshops in and around the village of Poertschach.
Our crew is crazy busy with the set up "Bodypaint City" for the main days with the World Championships, which are taking place from the 4 - 6 July. We have already some short video clips for you to reviews the WB Academy programs.
Video Blog Sunday (Featured artist Filippo ioco & Johannes Stötter)
Video Blog Monday (Featured artist Mark Reid & Bella Volen)
Essential part of the World Bodypainting Festival is the annual photo contest, this year 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
- Single Photo
- Series of 3
The best works will be awarded and honored with trophies, 3.300 €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 30th September 2014.
photo Guenter Floeck
The video review from the WBF 2014 is published. Our video crew has surpassed themselves. Amazing shots from the air and the ground, powerful slow motion pictures and high emotional winner images were composed into the 15 minutes review. Many thanks to the wonderful participants and the entire festival crew.
We are looking forward to welcome you back in Pörtschach, AUSTRIA next year from 28 June - 5 July 2015
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The World Bodypainting Festival in Pörtschach has reached its 17th year and champion titles have already been awarded. Friday saw the arrival of thousands of visitors to Bodypaint City to observe the amazing bodypainting works to the theme of Pop Art.
A record number of countries have registered for the World Awards this year with artist from 47 countries creating living art. For the second year the Instillation awards have been taking place with artists creating amazing sculptural and performance works that are built into the landscape of Bodypaint City.
Scott Fray and Madelyn Greco recieveing first place in the UV Award have made history again with their Quadruple category wins over four consecutive years. First place for SFX Make up went to Lorie Hamel from Canada and first place for the qualification round of brush and sponge went to Giusy Campolungo from Italy.
Many categories have so far been heavily Italian influenced in the high-ranking levels. Austria has taken on an Italian theme with a heat wave and a wave of Italian artists clearing up the awards area!
Results from Friday:
Today is Wednesday, which brings us half way through the WB Festival week! We are coming to the end of the Academy Program with students from all around the world having taken part in classes.
Tonight is Bodycircus, the most exciting costume ball in the industry and tomorrow we have the Global Bodypainting Conference for the first time. What a week! Then bring on the main days with the World Championship titles!
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The WB Academy education program before the festival main days are taking place in various convention rooms in and around Pörtschach. We have finished allocating the programs to these rooms which you can find in the overview of the academy section. There are some places left in a few classes !
- Showguide 2014
- Trailer: Body Art Fashion Show powered by Mehron
- Artists from 46 countries
- The Jury 2014
- Pink Austria - breast cancer charity event
- Only 10 more WB Academy Passes available
- For Fans of Electronic Music:
- Schedule main days available
- "Echo" Winner Adel Tawil at the WBF 2014 !
- Home of Bodypainters, Trailer of the Mini Documentary
- Global Bodypainting Conference, Speakers
- Fashion Runway Shows, last Call
- Photo Catalogue posted
- Body Circus, the bizarre club experience
- Bodypainting Model of the Year !
- WB Academy Promo Clip
- WB Academy Details
- Artist Information IT | FR | ES
- WB Academy 2014, the biggest program ever
- WBF Photo Days 2014, first details available