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    • The world's biggest and most important bodypainting event presented by Kryolan
    • World championships in 5 categories
    • International music bands, DJs, dance and shows are attracting thousands of visitors
    • Workshops, side events, exhibitors, kids program and many activities
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    The Lake Wörthersee Area

    "Bodypaint City", the open air arts park is located in the small town Pörtschach, the most impressive location in the state surrounded by the turquoise water of the lake Woerth.

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  • Photo Michael Heinze, Artist Matteo Arfanotti

    World  &  Special Awards

    • World Championships in bodypainting presented by Kryolan
    • World Facepainting Award presented by Snazaraoo
    • Special Effects & Creative Make-up Award
    • Amateur Award presented by Superstar
    • Exhibitors and sales market, master classes, demonstrations & key note speakers
  • Photo Darek Gutowski, UV Night Contest

    WBF Photo Days with

    World Bodypainting Photo Award, exhibitors, photo workshops & free lectures

    For models

    Bodypainting Model of the Year Award & WBF Show Award as well as styling zones and workshop programs.

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    WBF Fashion

    includes runway shows, Body Art Fashion & the couture award.

    WB Academy

    Workshops in body & face painting, special effects, fashion make up, airbrush, photography and more.

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    Parties & Side Events

    • Meet every day wonderful people, for example at:
    • Body.Circus, the bizarre club experience
    • PINK, Filippo ioco's Charity Event
    • WBF shopping day
    • Music synchronized fireworks & Colour Splash, the After Show Paint Party
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    Colour Splash, the Original at the 17. WBF

    • Sunday after the awarding of the new World Champions
    • The Bodypainting Party of the Year, in its origins
    • Music fireworks, DJ's & a lot of bodypainting colours
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Schedule main days available

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The program details for the first main day, Friday July 4th at the World Bodypainting Festival #17 are available. Shows and music highlights on 3 stages are planned in Bodypaint City and feature a big variety of different music genres. The full schedule of all main days is following in the next days.




"Echo" Winner Adel Tawil at the WBF 2014 !

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The German Music Awards were presented yesterday in Berlin, next to the Grammys and the Brit Awards one of the biggest prizes worldwide. Today we got confirmation, awarded ADEL TAWIL is coming to the World Bodypainting Festival at the Lake Wörthersee.


Adel Tawil is on stage in Bodypaint City on Saturday, July 5th.

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Global Bodypainting Conference, Speakers

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Thursday July 3, 2014 sets the date for the new "Global Bodypainting Conference" powered by Diamond FX and hosted by Bella Volen & Filippo ioco.

The Global Bodypainting Conference will offer a platform for Bodypainters from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds to come together and share in their stories, ideas, concepts and skills. A panel of professional Bodypainters will share their knowledge with guest having the opportunity to ask questions.

Amongst the who is who of the bodypainting world we are very pleased and excited to welcome back from Australia, World renown artist Emma Hack. Emma set new standards in the industry. She will share her experience, hard work and visions on how the industry is taking shape today.

Early bird tickets are avialble till May for € 79.

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Photo Catalogue posted

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The official photo catalogue from the World Bodypainting Festival 2013 is published. A bit later than expected but therefore even more spectacular and the most comprehensive issue ever. Within the 72 pages you will find amazing artworks an great memories captured by photographers that were part of the photo competition. 

The anticipation on the upcoming WBF is increasing and also the WBF Crew is looking forward to welcome you back with new ideas and programs in the Bodypaint City, Pörtschach at the beautyful lake Wörthersee in Carinthia, Austria from June 29th - July 6th.


The photo catalogue is posted free of charges to all participating artists and photo pass holders. But if you would like to see one, we are happy to take your order via our Online Store. 

Order now for € 8 (new window)


Bodypainting Model of the Year !

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What would be the photo without the expression of the model ?
So each year we award the "Bodypainting Model of the Year".

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This prize is awarded within the World Bodypainting PHOTO Award. We are currently busy with the print of the catalogue 2013 and take the opportunity now to release the last award from the World Bodypainting Festival 2013.

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WB Academy Details

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Step by step we are putting together, like a puzzle, the WB Academy program  at the World Bodypainting Festival 2014. We provide a huge program with the world's elite in bodypainting from Sunday, 29th June 2014. Please find here the details for each day.

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Artist Carolyn Roper


WB Academy 2014, the biggest program ever

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We have the overview for the biggest WB Academy Program ever ready. Within the World Bodypainting Festival 2014 we offer over 50 hands on classes and the "Global Bodypainting Conference" within 5 days before the festival main days.

We can recomend you to book early for a discounted price. The WB Academy Pass includes all your favourite classes for € 369,- and until Christmas for only € 329 !!!


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Home of Bodypainters, Trailer of the Mini Documentary

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Our festival crew from WB Production was very busy during the long winter period. One big project was and still is a mini documentary about the World Bodypainting Festival. We invited participants from around the world who are travelling every year to Austria and call it "HOME". The WBF not only founded the modern bodypainting art movement, for many it is the home of bodypainting.

Here is the preview trailer:


Fashion Runway Shows, last Call

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The World Bodypainting Festival offers on the main days the possibility for fashion designers and textile artists to present their work to thecrowd in front of the main stage in Bodypaint City. There are 2 shows per day on the main days (4th / 5th / 6th July) on the main stage in between of world championships and various music acts


Fashion: Anna Kostina, Photo: Sandra Mika
Model: Kun Wang

The shows can present contemporary fashion, haute couture or wearable art. WBF provides a full promotion for the shows, full infrastructure and make-up artists and stylists.

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Body Circus, the bizarre club experience

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"Body Circus, the bizarre ball" is traditionally the party highlight of the festival week. This year we are able to host Body Circus again in the magical castle Moosburg Wednesday, July 2th. In the location are more than 20 DJ's within 3 floors, shows and colourful people. 

Join us, early bird tickets are available from € 19 !

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Performer & Producer Valery Star

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WB Academy Promo Clip

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In recent years the World Bodypainting Association has added many new independent and certified training courses to become the education center that it is today, the "WB Academy". Thanks to our unique network we are able to offer programs of the world's leading artists at the WBF and offer also tailored workshops in many languages around the world.

We are happy to show the WB Academy promo clip here:

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WBF Photo Days 2014, first details available

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The first details about the World Bodypainting Photo Days including the Photo Ticket options have been published. New for photographers in the contest is the introduction of a new category, the "Series of 3". Also the classic category has been opend up. All updated conditions are available  in the photo section. 


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Photo Michael Heinze, Artist Olga Sokolova

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