Chicago International Film Festival Poster Competition

     Category:  Graphic Design
     Deadline:  March 31, 2017  (expired!)
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     Contest's Website:  [link]

    The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, North America’s longest-running competitive film festival held October 12-26, 2017, seeks submissions for its Poster Competition.

    « The Festival has worked with a terrific variety of designers – from Academy Award winner Saul Bass to Broadway graphic designer David Byrd to noted Italian artist Giulio Cittato to Art Paul, designer of the Playboy rabbit-head logo. Now it's your turn to show us what you’ve got! » (Artistic Director Michael Kutza)

    Posters must reflect the festival theme "BECAUSE LIFE IS A MOVIE" which can be interpreted however the artist sees fit.

    All artworks must incorporate the Festival logo, the words 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, the dates October 12-26, 2017 and the website The design must be easily translated to a variety of print mediums.

    Posters must be 27” x 40” and designed at 300 dpi (CMYK) but submitted at 72 dpi (RGB) format in JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg) or PDF format. The orientation must be vertical only. File must be no larger than 12MB.

    Entry fee: 25 USD per entry.


    Open to everyone worldwide.


    The winning designer will receive a 2,500 USD cash prize.