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2016 Chicago Film Festival Poster Competition

Artists from around the world are invited to design the unique poster which will promote the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival, running Oct 13-27, 2016.

The winner of the 2016 Chicago Film Festival Poster Competition will receive a $2,500 prize. The submission deadline is April 22, 2016 at 11:59PM CST.

Submissions should convey the theme “BECAUSE EVERYBODY LOVES MOVIES!” and must incorporate the Festival logo, the words 52nd Chicago International Film Festival, the Festival dates (October 13-27, 2016), and the Festival website . Submissions must also include the $25/entry fee. Posters will be evaluated on their general appeal, theme-inclusion, content, and marketability. All design and submission requirements.

Last year, the Poster Competition received more than 275 entries from 41 different countries. Similar to last year’s competition, the winning poster becomes the face of the upcoming Festival. All forms of artwork are encouraged – from photography to paint to graphic design. The poster image is used for a variety of Festival purposes including souvenir programs, postcards, advertisements, and t-shirts. The winner’s name will be clearly stated on all materials, and a separate press release will be issued with the winner’s name and background.

Update: The deadline for the Chicago International Film Festival’s Poster Competition will be extended to April 22.

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