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FOTOFEST is the annual photography festival event for Hawke's Bay.

FOTOFEST is the annual photography festival event for Hawke's Bay.

We are excited to again be planning for a third annual city-wide photography event to take place within Hastings, Heretaunga in September.
FOTO FEST will again provide a platform for NZ photographers including national exhibitors, workshops and talks. A special category for emerging and youth creatives wanting to establish their work into the public arena and a youth photography awards will take place in 2024. 

FOTOFEST has 6 areas of focus it strives to uphold :

  • Community

  • Education

  • Cultural inclusion

  • Diversity

  • Youth

  • Environment 

Be inclusive and accessible to all people, utilising key relationships with community groups and organisations

Engagement for all ages

Include a high level of youth engagement through fun promotions and competitions

Region-wide community promotion partnerships and participation

Represent diverse and differently abled persons where possible

Supporting and encouraging local emerging film makers, photographers and graphic artists with a photographic focus to develop and exhibit their work to the public throughout the event 

Provide education to emerging creatives to add value to their craftsmanship through workshops 

Strengthen regional identity and assisting the development of tourism in the region

Promote and develop FOTOFEST as an ongoing community annual event as part of FOTO INC CHARITABLE TRUST vision and mission

Continue and manage the FOTOFEST under stringent Health and Safety policy and procedures as required