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Enter the Chicago International Film Festival’s Poster Competition

Published: August 3, 2015  |  Filed under: Festival News

CHICAGO, IL (July 9, 2015) – The Chicago International Film Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, is excited to announce the launch of an international poster design competition in advance of its 51st Festival. The poster competition is FREE, open to all and features a $1,000 prize. Complete details are at

Entries should convey the theme “…because everybody loves movies” and must incorporate the Festival logo, the words 51ST CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, the 2015 Festival dates (October 15-29, 2015) and the Festival website ( One submission will become the official poster for the 51st Festival, running this Oct 15 – 29, 2015. Its designer will receive $1,000 USD.

The Chicago International Film Festival is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America and has a rich history of selecting carefully designed posters from top designers as the official image each year.

“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!” says Chicago International Film Festival Founder and Artistic Director Michael Kutza.

To enter, email a PDF or JPEG file as an attachment to with “Festival Poster” in the subject line by Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 5:00PM CST. Complete guidelines, including a downloadable submission form, are at Entries are evaluated based on appeal, theme-inclusion, content, and marketability. The winning design to be announced September 2015.

For media inquiries, contact:

Lisa Dell

312.683.0121, x125

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