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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
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    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.

  • Photo Bertrand Orsal, Artist Fransois Rose

    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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Video Clips from Body Circus

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Our Video Crew from WB Production was really amazing at this years World Bodypainting Festival. Amazing impressions, great reviews and a lot of blogs and fun clips were captured. On our YouTube or Vimeo Channels you can find them all. Here a selection of

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All Winner 2014

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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 http://gallery.bodypainting-festival.com


Eye Popping Body Art takes over Austria!

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The World Bodypainting Festival in Pörtschach has reached its 17th year and champion titles have already been awarded. Friday saw the arrival of thousands of visitors to Bodypaint City to observe the amazing bodypainting works to the theme of Pop Art.

A record number of countries have registered for the World Awards this year with artist from 47 countries creating living art. For the second year the Instillation awards have been taking place with artists creating amazing sculptural and performance works that are built into the landscape of Bodypaint City.

Scott Fray and Madelyn Greco recieveing first place in the UV Award have made history again with their Quadruple category wins over four consecutive years. First place for SFX Make up went to Lorie Hamel from Canada and first place for the qualification round of brush and sponge went to Giusy Campolungo from Italy.

Many categories have so far been heavily Italian influenced in the high-ranking levels. Austria has taken on an Italian theme with a heat wave and a wave of Italian artists clearing up the awards area!


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Results from Friday:


Middle of the week

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Today is Wednesday, which brings us half way through the WB Festival week! We are coming to the end of the Academy Program with students from all around the world having taken part in classes.

Tonight is Bodycircus, the most exciting costume ball in the industry and tomorrow we have the Global Bodypainting Conference for the first time. What a week! Then bring on the main days with the World Championship titles!

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WB Academy, room allocation

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The WB Academy education program  before the festival main days are taking place in various convention rooms in and around Pörtschach. We have finished allocating the programs to these rooms which you can find in the overview of the academy section. There are some places left in a few classes !

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Trailer: Body Art Fashion Show powered by Mehron

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For the 5th time now the Body Art Fashion Show powered by Mehron is taking place within the festival main days. Again 10 amazing artists under the guiding of Karala B. are showing their interpretation of "Objectification".


The Jury 2014

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The World Championships for Body- and Facepainting is takeing place in less than 4 weeks in Pörtschach, 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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Jury members artwork Emma Hack (Australia) / Fiorella Scatena (Italy)


Painted people crowned as World Champions

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The 17th World Bodypainting Festival has come to an end with explosive fireworks cheering on the new World Champions in a range of categories. The art of bodypainting has taken on cult status throughout the world in the past decade. A small town in Austria becomes the mecca of body art annually as hundreds of artists converge from around the world to test their skills against the worlds best.

This year has proved to be tough competition with some amazing stories. The top ten artists in the brush and sponge category came from nine different countries with Riina Laine from Finland coming up on top. In the Special Effects category Gabriela Hajek-Renner from Austria brought back a world Champion title to home soil. In the airbrush category artist Alex Hansen from Brazil won first place taking home a trophy that he had coincidentally also designed for the competition.

Perhaps the most exciting wins of the festival were by Scott Fray and Madelyn Greco from the USA who took home first places in face painting and UV effects. These artists have won every other World Title available making them the only artists in history to take out five world champion titles in five categories.

After the excitement of thousands of visitors dancing to live music as artists painted all weekend, the festival came to an end with its famous colour splash after show party. Hundreds of people throw and spread paint upon each other as DJ's from London pump out original beets. If only the whole world were this colourful!


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Bodypaint City is open

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A wonderful, sunny day in Bodypaint City. This weekend we have a great weather forecast with 28 - 30 degrees C°. The world's best bodypainting artists, full on program with music and shows from morning till after midnight is presented during the 3 main days from 4  - 6 July. Tickets are available on site, come along for a weekend full of art and music, inspiration and creativity.

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The festivalweek started

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Finally its there, the World Bodypainting Festival started with the WB Academy Programs. On the first 2 days we organized already 20 different workshops in and around the village of Poertschach. 

Our crew is crazy busy with the set up "Bodypaint City" for the main days with the World Championships, which are taking place from the 4 - 6 July. We have already some short video clips for you to reviews the WB Academy programs. 


Video Blog Sunday (Featured artist Filippo ioco & Johannes Stötter)

Video Blog Monday (Featured artist Mark Reid & Bella Volen)

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Showguide 2014

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This year we have a huge program again and put all general information for visitors and participants together in the show guide. You'll find all schedules, activities, a map of Bodypaint City and much mor inside. You get your copy on site or already here as a download.
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Artists from 46 countries

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The deadline for registrations in all categories of the World Bodypainting Festival 2014 is now reached.

We are very happy to welcome this year artists from 46 countries from all around the world. The 17th World Bodypainting Festival is with this number again the largest international bodypainting event in history. Bodypainting art on the highest level will be presented from so many different aspects and cultures as never before, simply amazing.

Dive in into the world of bodypainting with amazing shows and music ! Get still early bird tickets, for exaple the 3 main day Pass for only € 45.

Bodypainting Alex Hansen, Photo Alex B.

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Pink Austria - breast cancer charity event

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iocoBenefits and WB Production proudly present PINK Austria coming to Carinthia, Austria for the first time,

July 1, 2014 at the (Schlossvilla Miralago) Pörtschach from 8:00pm – 12:00am

to support Breast Cancer Awareness and raising funds for Österreichische Krebshilfe - Kärnten to fight breast cancer.