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The next EBF

We have waited quite some time, but due to the uncertainty of the venue, we have now decided to postpone the plans for the next European Bodypainting Festival to 2018

There are many other activities this year we are involved in. The EBF has always been a partner event of the big brother, the World Bodypainting Festival, which has this year the 20th anniversary in Austria.

Other competititons and activities can be found on the website of the World Bodypainting Association, the world's bodypainting community project.



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The EBF Photo Awards

We are happy to announce the winners for the first photo awards within the European Bodypainting Festival edition in the Netherlands.

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The jury process was done within the World Bodypainting Photo Awards. Both categories "Photo Classic" and "Digital Composing" were reviewed by our jury members.

We are very happy to announce the winners and congratulate:

in the category "Photo Classic"

1st Adriaan Kastelein from the Netherlands
2nd Robert Schütz from Germany
3rd Andrea Peria from Italy

Full Results as PDF

in the category "Digital Composing"

1st Adriaan Kastelein from the Netherlands
2nd Martijn Stevens from the Netherlands
3rd  Susanne Esser from Germany

Full Results as PDF


All Images can be browsed on our WB Gallery Server

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Review from the European Bodypainting Festival 2016

Video by Erik Wildeman Films

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Impressions and Winners 2016

The European Bodypainting Festival presented by Make Up For Ever has ended in the Keukenhof Lisse. Within a stunning ceremony the international jury team with Sofia Bue (NZ), Silvia Covrig (FR) Filippo ioco (USA), Alex Hansen (BRA), Gert Leeftink (NL) and our dear sponsorteam awarded the following winners:

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Artists from 17 nationalities and a great entertainment program

It's the last week before the premier of the European Bodypainting Festival presented by Make Up For Ever in the Netherlands. A magical location with the Castle Keukenhof in Lisse is filled with the art of bodypainting by artists coming from 17 nationalities. For visitors we have on both days a big music program with bodypainting shows, music acts and DJ's. 
Get your tickets for advanced price from € 22.50  1 day or € 40 for 2 days.
The EBF is a family friendly outdoor event, bring your kids, its free up to 12 years.

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Image: Anja Kutscher Carina Pusch

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Program Details

A massive program is coming up at the EURO AWARDS in Lisse at the European Bodypainting Festival presented by Make-up For Ever. The 2 main days from August 13 and 14 will offer a mix of body art, shows and music such as Sharon Doorson, Mister & Mississippi, Mr. Polska, Diggy DEX, Kraantje Pappie , De Kraaien. 

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WB Academy @ EBF

Small but nice is the EBF Academy Program presented by Cameleon. It takes place on Friday, the 12th August 2016, the day before the European Bodypainting Festival. 

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Great artists give classes in classic Bodypainting,  special effects and Airbrush Bodypainting! - The places are limited, so register for the class soon!
All Workshop details are available here and bookings can easily be done via our Online Shop.  

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Artist Camping Opportunity

Those, who are interested in a more affordable alternative to hotels and less walking distance have the possibility to set up their own tent for only € 25 for the weekend (Friday to Monday) in the camping area directly next to the Festival grounds.
Although it is not a luxury accommodation it has everything important as well as a huge portion of pure Festival flair together with your Bodypainting family.

Please note: the space is limited so we recommend to book soon! Book your place when registering for the Awards or later on via contact form.


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