The festival OFF Bratislava is held simultaneously with the Month of Photography and it acquires its uniqueness by being a platform for fresh talents from the photography scene. Since its inception, the aim of the event has been to create optimum conditions for the promotion and support of young artists working in the field of photography and new media.

The festival of contemporary photography started in 2010 and during its 10-year history it has been dealing with various social subjects. It has thus stimulated contemplation, for example, on the ideology of dogma, the revolutionary manifesto, the archive of the future, the generation Y, or the human impact on the ecosystem of our planet.

The eleventh year under the title Born From Sea Foam will draw its attention to the mystery of birth, which lies in the uniqueness of a new entity creation. From what has already been here something different comes up, something that develops into the autonomic form of existence. Is it inevitable that something terminates for something new to appear? How much is the genesis determined ahead and how much it is a matter of chance?


The OFF Bratislava festival publication activity involves three volumes of the awarded series review, ON Award 2010 - 2012, ON Award 2013 - 2015 and the more extensive ON Award 2010 - 2018. Upon the decision of an expert four-member jury, the ON Award is annually given to an artist for a progressive and inventive work in the field of photography and new media.

Festival z verejných zdrojov podporil Fond na podporu umenia.