Every year, a panel of judges select the winning poster for the annual Chicago Latino Film Festival.
The selected poster becomes the face of the Festival, as it will be on the cover of half-a-million newsprint programs, invitations, program books, electronic ads, t-shirts and more.


Rome-based Polish graphic artist Michal Tadeusz Golanski won first place in the 35th Chicago Latino Film Festival Poster Contest. The ILCC received 1,157 submissions for this year’s poster contest from around the world. Participant countries included: Colombia, France, Germany, India, Iran, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain, and the United States, among others.

Golanski’s poster depicts a woman wearing a headpiece made of cameras, earrings and lips in the shape of film reels, and an off the shoulder dress in the form of clapperboards. The poster will be the face of the Festival, as it will be on the cover of newsprint schedules, invitations, program books, t-shirts, the Festival’s website and more.

Michal Tadeusz Golanski is a graduate of RWTH Aachen University in Germany, where he completed his Master of Arts Degree, Golanski has participated in dozens of contests, biennials and exhibits across Europe and Latin America having won first place in such prestigious competitions as the Global Social Change Film Festival and Institute in Indonesia and the First International Contest of Theatrical Poster in Odessa, Ukraine, and second place in the “To Death With a Smile 2013-14” poster competition organized by the Mexican Museum of Design in Mexico City and which had as its subject matter personal considerations or approaches to death. He also participated in Bienial del Cartel Bolivia BICeBé 2017, South America’s most important design competition.

“My design depicts an idea of the 10th muse, supposed to be known in some cultures as the goddess of cinema. Translating it to the imagery of Latin America, I was inspired by the visual heritage of its ancient civilizations, particularly Incan and Mayan art. I was pretty familiar with the latter when, in 2015, I was in charge of a campaign promotion of flights to Yucatan by Blue Panorama Airlines for the Mexican Expo15 Pavilion in Milan, Italy; in fact, the ads were cartoons in the style of Maya codices,” explained Golanski.


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