• CELEBRATING TEN YEARS

    In 2015 the Ballarat International Foto Biennale celebrates ten years as Australia's most prominent festival of photography.

    CELEBRATING TEN YEARS
  • 2015 FILM PROGRAM

    TICKETS ON SALE HERE Three spectacular feature films on the first three Mondays of the festival showing at the Regent Cinema Complex. Salt of the Earth - Monday 24 Aug Tim's Vermeer - Monday 31 August Finding Vivian Maier - Monday 07 September  

    2015 FILM PROGRAM
  • 2015 WORKSHOP REGISTRATIONS

    REGISTER NOW WHILE PLACES ARE AVAILABLE

    2015 WORKSHOP REGISTRATIONS
  • JOIN THE PATRON’S CIRCLE

    The contributions of our Patron's have never been more vital than it is today. The prestige of being a Patron Circle Donor is knowing that you are contributing to the arts and photography. It makes you feel ....

    JOIN THE PATRON’S CIRCLE
  • VOLUNTEERS WANTED

    CONNECT THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY Volunteering at BIFB is one of the best ways to meet photographers and engage with the industry.  Volunteering is also a great opportunity to meet people. Want to join our Volunteer Team?  Fill out our Volunteer Sign-up Form and we will be in touch? Prefer to speak to someone, call today on 03 5331 4833.

    VOLUNTEERS WANTED

 

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) is a month-long festival of contemporary Australian and international photography.

Held every two years in the beautiful and historic city of Ballarat, the BIFB presents two major exhibition programs. The BIFB Core Program is a curated exhibition of 20 leading photographic artists, while the BIFB Fringe Program is an open-entry presentation by more than 200 artists. Our exhibitions are staged in more than 80 venues across Ballarat, including historic buildings, cafes, galleries, and public spaces.

The BIFB continues to grow,  contributing over $1.4m to the local community. So far, over 150,000 photography lovers have attended our exhibitions, workshops and events.

Exhibitions are complemented by an extensive program for photographers of all levels. This includes an integrated program of workshops, seminars, audio-visual projections, master classes, artist talks, portfolio reviews, and photographic competitions.

The 2015 edition of the festival will open on 22nd August and runs until 20th September 2015. We look forward to welcoming you.

ABOUT THE BIFB

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is a not-for-profit incorporated association, run primarily by a group of volunteers, with a collective enthusiasm and vision about the future direction of Australian photography and photographers, and the place they take on the world stage.

OUR VISION

We aim to educate, inspire, provoke and question by presenting photography from the world to Australia and from Australia to the world.

OUR MISSION
Our goal is to promote photography in all its forms both through the staging of a biennial festival in Ballarat along with a range of other initiatives which profile photography to the broadest possible audience.

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