World Bodypainting Festival 2021

    World Body Painting Festival 2021 Final

    Recap From The Organizers

    It’s now been the 24th World Bodypainting Festival we have been organizing and once again it was a very different experience. 

    • The pandemic lasts another season so we decided to organize beside the World Championships and Special Awards online, many more activities on-site in the host city Klagenfurt. 
    • We have seen a lot of programs within the festival week from 18 – 24 July and everything went very well. 
    • The reason was simply the amazing support from the WBF Crew, and the host city Klagenfurt as well as our supporters of the festival, namely in first place Kryolan Professional Make-up. 

    We were very honored to have the cities officials visiting our programs, the mayor, vice-mayor the tourism and cultural directors and many more. 

    • We from WB-Production are very thankful for the help of many. 
    • The dear judging team spending a lot of hours behind the computers to review thousands of images. 
    • We had incredible talents within our WB-Academy programs. 
    • These masterclasses in many different topics such as bodypainting, airbrush, make-up, and hair were streamed online. 
    • Those on-site the access was free of charge. 

    We had artists who performed with their models on many different squares in the old town of Klagenfurt. 

    • We have seen stunning performances, where the art of body painting delivered awareness for various problems in our world. 
    • We had two wonderful exhibitions, “The memory of water” in the city gallery by Vilija Vitkute and Bodypainting Illusions by Gesine Marwedel in the K1 Artspace. 
    • The only live competition was the world championship in camouflage bodypainting. 
    • That was quite tasking not only for the artists but also for us as the organizers. 

    The weather, the light conditions the timing, we are so thankful for the participants and the judges to make that happen. 

    • We talked a lot and laughed in the daily recaps with host Alex Barendregt and co-host of the festival TV Filippo ioco. 
    • Every day at 7 PM they had their live stream and the show got funnier by the days. 
    • Some people were commenting that they were like Statler and Waldorf from the muppet show. 
    • All of these activities with so much passion was captured by our amazing photo and video crew. 
    • We were editing the whole week the content from early morning till late night to show our viewers, a full review of all activities in Klagenfurt and the online competitions. 

    We had the WBF Creative Hotspots around the world and connected to them during the week. 

    • We got as well footage from these spots for our BIG TV-styled FINAL Show. 
    • It was a 2 1/2 hours long broadcast from a very special and classic location, the concert house Klagenfurt. 
    • We had support by artists performing on stage such as Mike Shane and Johannes Stoetter, we had amazing interview partners, and got accompanied by the funk band Papas got Soul. 

    For this big TV Show we had different camera angles a camera crane, show light and a great TV director. 

    • We had make-up artist Einat Dan backstage with Anna Barendregt making everybody look stunning. 
    • Thanks to all of you, who made this show real, on stream and on KT1 TV. 

    We congratulate the new World Champions and winners of the Special and Amateur Awards. 

    For the next year we will have something big in mind! 

    We are very looking forward to welcoming you all for the 25th anniversary! 

    Keep connected, stay healthy and see you in Carinthia, the south of Austria from 17 – 23 July 2022.

    World Body Painting Festival  2021 New World Champions

    During the week, 455 participants from 48 countries competed in 17 time zones.

    Now is the time to showcase the winners, as well as a variety of fascinating tales, studio guests, WBF creative hotspots across the globe, and evaluations from on-site programming such as installations, exhibits, and the World Award Camouflage Bodypainting for the first time.

    Day 1 Of The World Body Painting Festival 2021

    Day 2 Of The World Body Painting Festival 2021

    Day 3 Of The World Body Painting Festival 2021


    Workshop with Einat Dan and Leon Sokoletzki


    Special Fashion Photography Shooting

    2021 Hybrid Edition Of The World Bodypainting Festival Week - News And Impressions Of Programs Going On Each Day In Klagenfurt And Online.

    Be sure to SAVE THE DATE for the GRAND finale! 

    A TV Show format of the World Bodypainting Festival with the new World Champions on the upcoming Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at 4:00pm (Central European Time)

    The #wbfestival2021 has relaunched this year as a hybrid event. 

    The World Championships are mainly being held online, with one live event in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, the World Camouflage Award.


    Here's an Interview with Some of the World Bodypainting Festival 2021 Covid-19 Edition Judges. 

    Alex Barendregt, the host, welcomes the first three judges to speak about their judging experience and provide suggestions for your preparation.

    Get a sense of how our bodypainting judges vote, as well as helpful hints for your preparation.

    - Einat Dan (Israel) 
    - Bella Volen (Bulgaria) 
    - Filippo ioco (United States/Italy)


    The purpose of this lecture series is to assist participants better understand how the judging for the 2021 World Bodypainting Festival ONLINE awards, which will take place from July 18 to 24, 2021, works.


    WB Academy 2021 - Online Programs.

    What - WB Academy 2021

    When - 18. – 21 July 2021 ( 10am & 2pm)

    4 Days – 8 Teachers – 8 Classes

    • Filippo ioco, Einat Dan, Bella Volen, Michael Müller, Silke Kirchhoff, Bella Volen, Mike Shane, Paul Merchant, and Ernst Wieser will share their secrets and demonstrate their knowledge in 2 – 3 hours sessions each.
    • From Sunday – Wednesday (18th – 21st July) you can enjoy at 10am in the morning and 2pm (Central European Time) in the afternoon 8 different Masterclasses in front of your Monitor directly from home for a Flat rate of only € 30.-. Details and booking:



    Fewer activities than usual in the Bodypainting Capital Klagenfurt with extra sites across the globe since this is another hybrid event of the World Bodypainting Festival. 

    Creative hotspots meet artists to paint for the online World Championships, which will take place from July 18 to July 24, 2021.

    • In Klagenfurt, Austria, festival director Alex Barendregt presents the first verified hotspots as well as a brief summary of the program. 

    WBF Global Creative Hotspots That Have Been Confirmed:

    • - Kyiv (Ukraine)
    • - Seoul (South Korea)
    • - Tenerife (Spain )
    • - Oostenhout (Netherlands)
    • - Rome (Italy)
    • - Barcelona (Spain)
    • - Hong Kong (China)
    • - Ottawa City (Canada)
    • - Reidsville, North Carolina (USA)
    • - and then there's Klagenfurt (Austria)

    If you are in the area and would want to participate in the Online Awards, please contact WBF  or one of our hotspot hosts at


    The World Bodypainting Festival 2021 has had to switch to a new program this year. The live event was simply not be feasible as planned. This is an incredible Light Version of the event.

    Check out this  Q&A session with festival director Alex Barendregt.


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    World Bodypainting Festival 2021 Event Updates