Festival of Cinema NYC invites artists of all ages to submit their artwork!

Once again, Festival of Cinema NYC is looking for artists to be a part of our amazing event and asking you to design the face for our 2020 festival!    Anyone is eligible to submit a festival poster design any way they see fit. You DO NOT have to be an artist, just be inventive! Your designs must include ‘Festival of Cinema NYC’ prominently displayed. There are no other rules or restrictions, so be creative, innovative and imaginative! Your design can be digital art, an illustration, photograph, painting, collage – basically any medium you feel comfortable working in.  The winning design will be unveiled as the official festival poster, prominently displayed on the red carpet, at all festival venues, and used as the cover of the official festival program guide (over 5,000 prints). The 2020 Festival of Cinema NYC is set to take place from August 7 – 16, 2020.

To enter the contest:
There is no fee to enter. Limit 2 entries per person, per email address. The contest begins at 12:01am EDT on April 8, 2020 and ends at 11:59pm EDT on May 31, 2020. All entries must be received by May 31, 2020 11:59pm EDT in order to be considered. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our website and social media no later than June 11, 2020. In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by our organizers, entrants must:

  1. Contest is open to anyone living or working in NEW YORK STATE
  2.  Email your POSTER DESIGN directly to Contest@FestivalofCinemaNYC.com
  3.  Enter POSTER DESIGN as the subject line of your email
  4.  Submit in one of the following formats: .jpg, .png, or .ai
  5.  Winer must submit a high resolution image of 300 dpi or higher.
  6.  There are no age restrictions. However, parents and/or legal guardians will have to sign waivers for children under 18 years of age if their child’s submission is chosen as a winning design.
  7.  All artwork must be original work, created specifically for this contest, and may not have been previously published. Previously published work will be disqualified.

**Poster Designs must be at a vertical 27:40 aspect ratio

Contest Details
One (1) poster design will be selected by  Festival of Cinema, Inc. Contestants agree that Festival of Cinema, Inc. may publish their design and name(s) and may use both for advertising campaigns and/or marketing materials in perpetuity. Contestants assign all ownership rights, including all intellectual property rights to the poster, to Festival of Cinema NYC, Inc. Additionally, Festival of Cinema NYC, Inc. may alter, modify or revise the poster as it sees necessary to achieve the goals of the event. Festival of Cinema NYC, Inc. reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

Winner will be given the opportunity to have up to 10 pieces of their original artwork displayed at local venues, including the Filmmaker Lounge,  during and throughout the 2020 Festival of Cinema NYC. Winner of the poster design will also receive a beautifully framed 40” x 27” one sheet poster featuring their design and two (2) all access passes that will let the winner and a guest attend all festival screenings, events and functions during the 2020 Festival of Cinema NYC. In addition the winner will receive various festival swag. Final Prize may vary and is subject to change. Total prize package has an estimated value of $700 USD. All Prizes will be distributed no later than September 1, 2020.

Send your artwork to:Contest@FestivalofCinemaNYC.com

Email any inquiries to info@FestivalofCinemaNYC.com.