Rovinj Photodays is the largest and most comprehensive photo festival in Southeast Europe. This all-year-round project is supported by the numerous cultural institutions and organizations, as well as several key sponsors. The festival was started in 2008 by Livingstone Association and Astoria d. o. o.

Festival activities include an annual contest, a series of travelling exhibitions during the year in cooperation with cultural institutions and galleries, and a festival finale in May in Rovinj.

The grand finale in Rovinj, the most romantic city in the Mediterranean, includes a series of workshops, lectures, portfolio presentations and many exhibitions, attended by international photography experts and photographers from the entire region. The festival attracts numerous visitors, and contesters come from all the neighbouring countries.In the previous years, the official programme included exhibitions of Croatian and international photography masters.

The festival offers a quality platform for networking and the promotion of the photographers’ work, as well as the possibility to exchange experiences and knowledge. All the finalists of the annual contest win the opportunity to take part in the group travelling exhibition.

The festival offers a friendly atmosphere, many free-participation and free-entry features, the possibility to visit various indoors and outdoors exhibitions, participation in award photo routes, and many reasons to come and mingle with photography lovers from the entire region.

The fourteenth edition of Rovinj Photodays 2021 contest will be opened in early January 2021, for the entire international photography scene, under the name:


Due to the situation caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, the 13th and 14th edition of the Rovinj Photodays Festival in 2020 and 2021 are held exclusively online, we’re conducting the annual competition online and the accompanying video and online presentations of finalists will be held during the autumn 2021 at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka.

According to the decision of the general sponsor of the festival, the traditional finale of the festival with all previous accompanying programs, for reasons caused by the pandemic, will not be held in Rovinj in May, and all activities will focus exclusively on online presentation of finalists and winners.

We believe that we will return to Rovinj in 2022.


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