Latest News: - World Bodypainting Festival Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:25:08 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (World Bodypainting Festival) The theme for the category "Creative Make-up" We are publishing the last theme for the awards at the World Bodypainting Festival 2016. It's for the make-up artists in the category "Creative Make-up".

"Retro Drama"

A ghost charmer of decadence and magnetic art-deco graphics. Fatal Divas in the era of silent films that captivated sophisticated audiences with tandem, ostentatious and detached glances.

All details and registration for artists in the competitions please see the

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Results of the World Bodypainting Photo Award 2015 Last weekend the jury came together to judge 960 photos in the category "Photo Classic" and 360 photos in the category "Digital Composing." After 6 long hours the winners of the World Bodypainting PHOTO Award presented by Canon were finally awarded.

We are very happy to announce the winners and congratulate:

Carsten Rentz in the category "Photo Classic"

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Julie Boehm in the category "Digital Composing"

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Competition Themes 2016 Today we announce the competition themes for the WBF 2016. This time we announce the theme with visuals.

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After Movie 2015 The review from the World Bodypainting Festival 2015 - A fusion of Bodies & Beats. Thank you for beeing part of this wonderful festival. SAVE the Date: 27 June - 3 July 2016

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Win cash and products at the WBF photo awards Essential part of the World Bodypainting Festival is the annual photo contest, this year again presented by CANON. Anyone can participate who did some great shots but only from this years festival main days in Bodypaint City. Photo Ticket holders can take part free of charge. Visitors who want to obtain a photo ticket, may submit their work for a € 30 fee.

There are two award categories

  • Classic Photo
  • Digital Composition

The best works will be awarded and honored with trophies, 2.800 €uros in cash and product prizes by CANON .
The works will be shown at the festival the following year. Many photos are printed in the photo catalog and sent free of charge to each participant . Deadline to submit is the 10 Oktober 2015.

Check out all details of the Photo Contest here
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All Winners 2015 We have all winners of each of the categories with their work put together in an easy to find overview. 



A big photo gallery collection is available on our photo server

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A surreal hot weekend, the WBF 2015 Not only the temperatures were surreal, every day of the entire week was filled with extraordinary art and records of participants. It has never been as hot as it was this year at the World Bodypainting Festival. Breath taking body art was the centre of this weekend’s attraction for visitors but alongside that, music acts such as Gentleman, Madcon and Lost Frequencies played the beats to the tropical weather that will stay in thousands of people’s memories. It’s even more astounding how amazing the creative work from the artists and new world champions was considering the testing temperatures.

The World Champion in the category Brush and Sponge was Min Ah Kim, the first time an artist from South Korea has won. Following her were Sanatan Dinda from India and Roxanne Horn from the Netherlands. Alex Hansen won the category Airbrush for the 3rd time. After 2008 and 2014 Alex carried the world title to Brazil again. Second place went to Tariciotti Francesca and 3rd to Umberto Zanoni both from Italy.

The favourite category for the audience is always Special Effects Bodypainting and the competition was tough this year. The first place was only a few point ahead with artist Sofia Bue from New Zealand. It was a glorious step up after her 2013 win in the special effect face make up category. Vice Champion was Ludwig Decarli from Austria and third place to Benedetta Carugati from Italy.

From the organizer: "Lovely people, its been for sure the best World Bodypainting Festival history, with artists from almost 50 countries, but also photographers, models and exhibitors coming from all around the world. THANK YOU for making the little village of Pörtschach to the HOME of the bodypainting artform. Big shout out to all these hard workers and volunteers that make Bodypaint City an open air arts park for a week. My amazing crew and me are getting to an end for this year and we are looking forward to see you back in 2016. The date will be from 30 June - 4 July 2016". Greetings from the lake Wörthersee in Carinthia, Austria", Alex Barendregt.

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Welcome to the WBF 2015 - step into the surreal Finally the "World Bodypainting Festival 2015" a Fusion of Bodies & Beats has begun. Each day there will be, from the 29th to the 2nd July, a huge variety of workshops within our "WB Academy". Every evening there's gathering and events in a number of locations. A must see is Body Circus, the surreal club experience which is our major side event in the week before the World Bodypainting Festival, 3rd - 5th of July. The World Championships has hundreds of artists from 50 nations and along with this spectacle we have a music line-up bursting at the seams with talent. Including performances from Madcon, Lost Frequencies, reggae superstar Gentelman and 50 other bands and Dj's. Don't forget to check out, during the festival main days, our variety of FUN ZONES such as Electronic Pier, the Beach Zone, WBF Lifestyle Market and many more.
We welcome you to step into the surreal and explore our Bodypaint City.

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]]> (Administrator) News en Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:07:30 +0000
Showguide 2015 The Show Guide 2015 is ready! Find all programs, activities, a map of Bodypaint City and much more inside. You get your copy on site or here as a web version to download. See you soon!


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The Jury 2015 The World Championships for Body- and Facepainting is taking place in less than 3 weeks in Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Carinthia, AUSTRIA. We are very proud to have found again an awardwinning international jury with a great mix of abilities for this very difficult task.

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New record set for participating nations 2015 Pörtschach and the region around Lake Wörthersee will soon be flooded with colours and amazing artworks during the festival week and especially on the main days from July 3rd - 5th. There we have in various categories hundreds of participants from 50 nations! Wow, what a record number. This year, for the first time, we have artists direct from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Guadaloupe or the Maldives. Click here  to see where what countries are competing

The deadline for registrations in the World Bodypainting Festival 2015 has now passed, with this number of artists, the 18th World Bodypainting Festival - A fusion of Bodies & Beats - is again the largest international bodypainting event in history. Bodypainting art will be presented at the highest level and from a huge varieties of different cultures, so go ahead and dive in into the world of bodypainting! Get your  Early Bird Ticket   until June 20


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Global Bodypainting Conference, part of the festival week 2015 Also part of the huge program of the World Bodypainting Festival week is the "Global Bodypainting Conference" powered by Diamond FX

The Global Bodypainting Conference, Thursday, July 2nd is offering a platform for Bodypainters from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds to come together and share in their stories, ideas, concepts and skills through speakers, discussions, Q & A's and hands on as well as a talk show setting. Tickets are available for € 39

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Exhibitors in Bodypaint City 2015 We are happy to welcome again the bodypainting industry to exhibit during the festival main days of the WBF from 3 - 5 July 2015. The sales area with make-up related products in Bodypaint City Downtown is open daily from 11.00am to 8.00 pm. The new Lifestyle Market in Bodypaint City Uptown is open all day until midnight.

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Exhibitor List  (Bodypainting related)

Find here all zones on what visitors can expect.

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Side Events from June 28 Our AND Your Festival are approaching fast and we are happy to anounce now also the details for the side event programs starting from 28th June 2015. Then our WB Academy program with 65 different workshops are starting along with get togethers in the evenings and parties.

A great exhibition is organized on Monday, June 29th from 7.00 pm. in the castle Leonstain in Pörtschach, where artist Riina Laine from Finland is presenting her art works "Wonder Women".
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The party highlight of the festival week is indeed again the traditional "Body Circus", the bizarre club. On Wednesday, July 1st the new location on the Monte Carlo Square is turned  into a surreal fantasy world. A fat line up with DJ's, live music and performance art is on the program with for example Johann Sebastian Bass (Austria), Pineapple Xpress (Italy), Force London (UK), DJ Destruction (DMC World DJ Contest Finalist, UK), Matt Emulsion (UK) and Ruuk (Austria). Tickets are available for € 19 pre sale or better get the full "Bodies & Beats 3 days Festival Pass that includes also the Body Circus" for € 49 only.
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Program schedule

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Zones in Bodypaint City Bodypaint City is all day a varied open air art park with many experience zones. Bodypaint City is divided in "Uptown", "Downtown" and "Beachzone". Here is an extract of what you can find and expect in Bodypaint City.

Find here the overviewon what visitors can expect.

"Step into the surreal" Video Trailer from the WBF 2015:

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No. 1 Hit producer "Lost Frequencies" at the WBF 2015 And the next big news hits all festival fans. "ARE YOU WITH ME?" -- ARE YOU WITH US ;) One of the most requested electronic acts is performing at the World Bodypainting Festival 2015. Lost Frequencies was recently number one in many European countries and we are bringing you this belgium act on the festival friday, July 3rd.

Last weeks of ealry bird tickets are out now. Best option is the Bodies & Beats Festival Pass for just € 49. 

Overview of all  Ticket options


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"Don't worry", Madcon live at the WBF 2015 We are very excited to present you on the first main day (July 3rd) of the World Bodypainting Festival the Reggae & HipHop artists "MADCON" auf on the main stage. They are currently climbing the charts in Europe with their new track "Don't Worry".

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Video Trailer 2015 The first trailer 2015 is ready. Welcome at the World Bodypainting Festival - A fusion of Bodies & Beats. 3 - 5 July 2015 (side events from 28 June) in Poertschach, Lake Woerthersee, AUSTRIA.

Sensational as always, the work of our video crew!
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Line Up 2015 A very fat show and music program is scheduled again on this years World Bodypainting Festival program. Check out our first program  update of each of the main days. In the section  Line-up you'll find all bands that are confirmed so far.

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Graphic by Mario "Pampls" Marinelli,
T-Shirt 2015 "The Fusion of Bodies & Beats"

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