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. 

Judging

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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Description

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

Comments

  • Are we allowed to put our final designs on our public portfolio pages such as our personal websites?

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    Stefan Iyapah , Graphic designer , 19/03/14 , 117 AP

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  • My software programs constantly crashed when trying to save the file. Pdf is too big, so are most Jpegs. Couldn't upload any of them yet. I submitted the brief and link to my portfolio before 5pm, but not the image. Is it still possible for me to put my image in?

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    Bara , Designer , 07/03/14 , 145 AP

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    • Oh yes, and because I was so busy trying to upload the pdf on time, my pitch is only one sentence as I had to do it fast :(

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      Bara , Designer , 07/03/14 , 145 AP

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  • Really sorry my computer is crashing when trying to save as a lower PDF, not sure if i was even doing it right but I saved and publish it of as an image so I wont be past the deadline

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    adamroberts , Digital artist , 07/03/14 , 294 AP

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    • As long as you submit a pitch via this brief page by 5pm today, you can always upload to your portfolio by Monday.

      Thanks!

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      The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 07/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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  • hi, i have no idea how to reduce the file size on photo shop? my pdf is far to big. any help?

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    Jessicamay , Illustrator , 07/03/14 , 43 AP

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    • Please remember firstly that you must submit a pitch via this brief page in order to be considered, so do that before 5pm (regardless of your portfolio content).

      You can optimise the file size if you go to "save for web".

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      The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 07/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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  • This comment was deleted as it breached our terms and conditions.

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    Jessicamay , Illustrator , 07/03/14 , 43 AP

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  • This comment was deleted as it breached our terms and conditions.

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    Jessicamay , Illustrator , 07/03/14 , 43 AP

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  • The 'Publish' button doesn't seem to be working for me, tried several times now. :( Has this happened to anyone else? Worried the judges won't be able to see it unless it's published.

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    minabach , Designer-maker , 07/03/14 , 151 AP

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    • Have you submitted your pitch via this brief page? You must do so to be considered for this brief.

      Please email us at info@ideastap.com with a link to your portfolio and explaining what you have tried to do. Have you tried publishing it in a different web browser (e.g. Firefox)?

      We'll look into fixing your portfolio ASAP, but you must submit a pitch to be considered.

      Thanks!

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      The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 07/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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      • Thank you I have already submitted my pitch, it's number 66.

        I have tried different browsers and even tried creating a new project but it wouldn't publish either. Would really appreciate your help on this, link to my portfolio is: http://minabach.ideastap.com/portfolio2/

        Thanks again!

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        minabach , Designer-maker , 07/03/14 , 151 AP

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      • Any luck? I've been trying all weekend and tried to add a new project but could not publish that one either, I'm not getting an error message so not sure what's wrong. Thanks, appreciate your help on this!

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        minabach , Designer-maker , 10/03/14 , 151 AP

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  • Hi! When we've been asked to load the A1 PDF to portfolio - what's that according to you? Image? Doesn't work.. Please advice. Thanks!

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    vladislav_loveyko , Designer , 07/03/14 , 63 AP

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    • You have to upload it as a text document - Got to portfolio Add to Text. Even if it's a pdf, it will accept it. It did mine, anyway. I hope.

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      Dissential , Graphic designer , 07/03/14 , 93 AP

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  • hi im havin troube uploading anything to my portfolio at the moment. it says it's complete never actually appears...

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    rosiecarmichael , Illustrator , 06/03/14 , 403 AP

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    • Hi Rosie, once you have uploaded your work, you need to publish it in your portfolio. To do this, go to your portfolio, go to "edit", then you can publish each item individually.

      Thanks!

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      The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 07/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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  • Can we submit variations of the same film poster? And does the actor's name have to be on the poster of does the title suffice?

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    Stefan Iyapah , Graphic designer , 02/03/14 , 117 AP

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    • You could do, but please submit them as individual pitches. Yes, the film title is fine. Thanks!

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      The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 03/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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