Film fest poster contest

Attention all graphic designers! The West Chester Film Festival, an international independent short-film festival, is looking for original artwork to use as its 2019 poster. The artwork will be featured on numerous promotional materials, and will be printed and plastered all over West Chester and our region.

The winner(s) will receive a t-shirt, four tickets to any WCFF screening and two tickets to the WCFF Closing Night Party on April 28, 2019. This is a fantastic and rare opportunity for student artists looking to make a major addition to their resume/portfolio.

All submissions must be sent to info@westchesterfilmfestival.com with the subject of “Poster” no later than Nov. 15, 2018, in PDF format. Submissions must be accompanied by a completed submission form (contact ps868710@wcupa.edu to receive it before the WCFF website is up again). After the submissions deadline, the WCFF board will review all artworks and select the most appropriate one. The winner(s) will be notified by e-mail on or before December 4.

The poster design must be 11”x17” (designed in minimum 300DPI). It must include the website “www.westchesterfilmfestival.com,” the phrase “Small Town, Big Film,” the “Countdown-15” graphic (which may be found on the website, once it is available again) and the dates of the 2019 Festival: April 26-28, 2019. Designers should keep their work on file in case changes need to be made.

Optional information that may be added to the poster design includes WCFF’s phone number (484-639-9237) and email address (info@westchesterfilmfestival.com), the hashtags #WCFilmFestival and #WestChesterPA, the “Skyline” graphic (also on the website) and an 11”x2.5” blank area for Festival information (said area does not have to be white).

The West Chester Film Festival will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in April of 2019, and we hope that WCU’s student artists take this rare opportunity to partake in our volunteer-driven mission to entertain, enlighten and educate the public through global independent and innovative short films.

We would also like to remind all aspiring and current filmmakers that film submissions are open! Whether you are an experienced filmmaker with equipment and a crew, or a cinephile with one camera and a group of friends, you are welcome to submit your short film on our FilmFreeway or Withoutabox webpage – your movie may be shown on a silver screen!

Chris Sassaris is a student at West Chester University  ps868710@wcupa.edu

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