Birds Eye View Film Festival Film Poster Competition



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Birds Eye View Film Festival is inviting IdeasTap’s designers and illustrators to re-design a poster for one of a series of iconic, female-directed films. The judges will pick 10 posters to be exhibited at the BFI. 


Kate Gerova - creative director at Birds Eye View Film Festival

Jo Duncombe - marketing, events & PR manager at Birds Eye View Film Festival

Piccia Neri - film poster designer

Adrian Curry - 'Movie Poster of the Week' blog

The posters selected for the exhibition will be those the judges feel best represent the festival and capture the essence of a powerful, cinematic image.


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Fancy yourself as the new Drew Struzan?

As part of their annual film festival in April, Birds Eye View Film Festival (BEV) will be running a film poster exhibition at the BFI Southbank, showcasing the outstanding and diverse contribution of women directors to cinema.

BEV has selected a series of iconic films by women directors, and is inviting IdeasTap’s designers and illustrators to re-create a film poster for one of the following titles:

  • American Psycho, Mary Harron, 2000
  • Beau Travail, Claire Denis, 1999
  • Bhaji on the Beach, Gurinder Chadha, 1993
  • Big, Penny Marshall, 1988
  • Cleo from 5 to 7, Agnes Varda, 1962
  • Frozen, Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee, 2013
  • Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola, 2003
  • Monsoon Wedding, Mira Nair, 2001
  • Morvern Callar, Lynne Ramsay, 2002
  • Near Dark, Kathryn Bigelow, 1987
  • Orlando, Sally Potter, 1993
  • Persepolis, Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi, 2007
  • Point Break, Kathryn Bigelow, 1991
  • The Piano, Jane Campion, 1993
  • Tiny Furniture, Lena Dunham, 2011
  • Twilight, Catherine Hardwicke, 2008
  • Wadjda, Haifaa al-Mansour, 2012
  • Winter's Bone, Debra Granik, 2010
  • Zero Dark Thirty, Katheryn Bigelow, 2012

Ten selected posters will go on display at the BFI during the festival (Tuesday 8 to Sunday 13 April). The ten posters selected for the exhibition will also be displayed on an online gallery on the Birds Eye View website.

Designs can be a graphic re-interpretation of a film still, an illustration, or a montage.

The posters selected for the exhibition will be those BEV feel best capture a powerful, cinematic image, and that demonstrate the diverse range of films directed by women. Posters should be designed to A1 portrait specifications.

Please note you can only apply as an individual designer/artists. Group, or partnership, entries will not be considered.

The 10 winning poster designers will also be invited to join a session called Looking After Your Assets, as part of the exclusive Creative Skillset-funded Filmonomics programme.  The session will take place on Sunday 13 April 2014 at the BFI and will look at the art of poster design, and how to create the right leading image for the effective marketing of a film. The session will host filmmaking teams on the Filmonomics programme, and will be a great opportunity to meet and network with industry experts and practitioners.

This brief closes on Friday 7 March 2014 at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 18 and over. If you have any technical queries, please visit the Help Centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.

Image used under Creative Commons from brett jordan. 

How to apply

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