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Marley Jurgensmeyer, a tenth-grade student at Arlington High School was declared the winner of the 2013 Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF)’s Poster Contest.

“One of the things I learned last year is that I am not a fine artist, but there are many ways to communicate visually using clip art and typography. This year I was more aware of searching for the right images to represent both film and the international aspect of the world. I found the film strip pretty quickly and was immediately struck by its simplicity, its use of color and boldness. I also knew that I could incorporate the international aspect in Photoshop using flags to represent the world because they fit the proportions of the boxes on the film strip. One of the things I really like about this poster is that I believe that it fits into the same visual style as my poster last year and hope that helps to promote the AIFF.” Marley said she was surprised to be named the winner for the second year.

The 2013 Festival is scheduled for October.

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