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San Diego Latino Film Festival Poster Competition

Deadline: Closed

 Media Arts Center San Diego will be presenting the 19th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF), March 8-18, 2012. This prestigious and internationally recognized festival celebrates films and videos by Latinos and/or about the Latino experience, screening over 160 works from across Latin America and throughout the United States.

For the third year in a row, the Festival is putting a call out to artists and graphic designers for its annual poster artwork.

We are looking for images that depict Latin American Cinema in an interesting, relevant and visually innovative way that avoids stereotypes and cliches. Entries will be judged using the following criteria:

• Overall impact of the display for eye-catching appeal, visual attractiveness, and its ability to draw the viewer in
• Clarity of the message’s demonstration of Latino cinema/film festival
• Appropriateness of the graphics for the festival
• Creativity

Entries may be in the form of photography, painting, graphic art, and illustration, in color or black and white. The design should be easy to translate into a range of print materials such as 30" x 36" size posters, newsprint ads, t-shirts, film, street banners, bus advertisements, etc.

There is no limit to the number of submissions entered. Entry fee is $10 for up to three submissions.


The competition is open to all artists and graphic designers.

Entries will be accepted from individuals, collaborative teams, or design firms, with prize money being split between the entrants listed.


If your poster design is selected, you will win USD 1,000 and your design will contribute the look of the Festival by appearing on Festival posters, invitations, t-shirts, and much more, providing significant and immeasurable exposure to your artwork/design.

All posters that advance to the final round will be exhibited during the 2012 San Diego Latino Film Festival, March 8-18, 2012.