Film Africa is looking for emerging contemporary artists with style and vision to create the Film Africa 2016 festival publicity design. A jury of industry experts will select three artworks that will then be entered into a social media competition – Film Africa fans will vote for their favourite and the winning artwork will then be used across festival publicity materials, including our brochure and official festival poster. Film Africa 2016 will take place in venues across London from 28 October to 6 November.
Both amateur and professional artists from anywhere in the world are welcome to submit and we accept all 2D media including drawing, painting, print, illustration, collage, mixed media and photography. We welcome artworks from all and encourage artists of African heritage to apply.
Create an eye-catching image that will stand out amid an array of leaflets and brochures in displays across London and on the walls of Film Africa venues.
We’re looking for a conceptual image. While there’s no need to be overly literal, the artwork should express a sense of modern Africa and of cinema. The rest is up to you.
Take the Film Africa logo into account, it will overlay the image. It should not be overpowered but clearly visible and incorporated into the design (view last year’s cover image by downloading the brochure to the right).
The artwork must be landscape, in order to fit the standard film poster layout and brochure design.
The artwork cannot display anything that would not be suitable for people of all ages.
For information on last year’s competition visit: http://bit.ly/294pCbm
Fri 1 July: Entries open
Tue 16 Aug: Deadline for entries 12 noon
Mon 22 Aug: Jury select shortlist / shortlisted artists notified
Tue 23 Aug: Social media competition begins
Thur 15 Sept: Competition closes – winner announced
- Artwork on front cover of Film Africa brochure disseminated mainly to art/cultural venues across London (15,000 distribution).
- Artwork used for official Film Africa poster (quad size film poster), which will be displayed in all festival venues, including the Hackney Picturehouse, Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, BFI Southbank, ICA and the British Library.
- 40% profits from a silent auction of the winning artwork, which will take place in the new year.
- £250 honorarium.