Every year, the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago selects 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 newsprint programs, invitations, program books, electronic ads, t-shirts, Festival trailer and more.
Do you want to participate?
Help us celebrate our 36th edition by submitting your design!
WINNER RECEIVES $1,000!
• Contest is open to all artists. Entries will be accepted from individuals, collaborative teams or design firms.
• Limit 3 entries per person, team or firm.
• There is no cost to submit.
• Only digital copies will be accepted.
• Entries will be evaluated based on appeal, content and marketability.
• Design must be easily translated to a variety of mediums.
Friday, January 17th, 2020
Friday, January 31st, 2020
All artwork must incorporate:
36th Chicago Latino Film Festival
April 16 – 30, 2020
Submissions must be:
JPG or PNG format – 8.5 x 11 inches (Vertical)
150 DPI (RGB)
Please click on the SUBMIT button below to fill out the submission form and upload your poster image.
If you are having issues uploading your poster, you can email it along with your contact information (Name, email, city/state/country) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrants must own full copyright to the design submitted, which they must be able to certify, if requested. By submitting their entry to this poster contest, all entrants hereby acknowledge and affirm that the Chicago Latino Film Festival will have the unlimited right to use or display entries submitted for this competition at any time and in any manner. Uses may include, but are not limited to, print or electronic publications, promotional brochures, posters, or other corporate communications materials.
THE 34CLFF WINNER IS HERE!
Chicago-based graphic designer, Jorge Pomareda, is the winner of the 34th Chicago Latino Film Festival Poster Contest. Pomareda is a three-time winner of this contest, having previously won first prize in 2012 and 2015 for his design for the official posters for the 28th and 31st Chicago Latino Film Festivals.
Jorge Pomareda is an art director, designer and illustrator based in Chicago. He graduated with a Master in Visual Design from the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan, Italy. His career in graphic design and advertising spans over 15 years, living and working in Latin America, Europe and the United States. His work has been awarded in international festivals and has been featured in Communication Arts, Creativity, Lurzer’s ARCHIVE, Festival Fever, PRINT and the D&AD. He also participated in collective exhibitions and experimental visual projects.
“The idea behind the poster of the Chicago Latino Film Festival is centered on the power of film. Films can transport the audience thousands of miles away, across mountains, deserts and oceans to create and emotional connection with Latin American stories and characters. I used the visual metaphor of a filmstrip breaking through these natural and man-made barriers in order to connect cultures. The style of the graphics is minimal and the color palette very simple to focus the attention on the idea.”
— Jorge Pomareda
“Jorge’s design is of the moment and timeless. It speaks of film as a transcendental art form, one that knows no barriers, whether they are linguistic, cultural, social or even racial. It also speaks of film as an art form that embraces other expressions such as theater, literature, dance and music. In that respect, Jorge’s design stands as a symbol of the International Latino Cultural Center’s and the Chicago Latino Film Festival’s core mission.”
— Pepe Vargas, Festival Director
Five judges in the fields of design, arts, public relations and marketing selected the winning poster:
Dominika Czerniak-Chojnacka – Graphic Designer & winner of the 33rd Chicago Latino Film Festival Poster Contest – Poznan, Poland
Marisabel Muñoz – Senior Art Director, Elemento L2 – Chicago, IL
Alejandro Riera – Media Relations Coordinator, Chicago Latino Film Festival – Chicago, IL
Myrna Salazar – Executive Director, Chicago Latino Theater Alliance – Chicago, IL
Ed Tua – Writer/Creative Director – Chicago, IL