Draw Dream into Image with Paintbrush: The 13th BJIFF Poster Collection Kicks Off!
What is film poster in your eyes?
It is the first gate to attract you and a curtain for you to intuitively understand film information, or it’s our first impression of a film.
Poster was originally a kind of advertisement to arouse public interest in the simplest and the most direct way. In the ill-informed era, audiences had to preliminarily understand the content, the creators and the release information of films through posters. Since the birth of films, it has quietly become a part of the films and can be seen everywhere.
From traditional hand-painting to image synthesis, from the codes of important information to the promotion of the star halo, from the posters with specific commercial features for screening promotion to the artistic designs as classics treasured by fans.
Poster of Gone with the Wind
In the journey of poster development is hidden the history of the relationship between films and audiences. The researches on film posters have just got started, but it has accompanied us all the way till today once the factory gate opened and the train pulled in.
Poster of Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
Film is essentially a kind of comprehensive form of art, and the poster is even a comprehensive display to not only highlight the fundamental belief of a film festival but also present the artistic taste of the festival.
It also serves a bridge for the audiences and the practitioners and warmly invites them to attend the film festival.
The BJIFF will usher into the 13th anniversary and we will get together once again in the spring.
For the coming session of BJIFF, the Organizing Committee has officially launched the poster collection for the 13th BJIFF to call for the works with unique creativity and artistic standards all over the world, and individuals or professional design institutions are also encouraged for participation.
The posters featured with "international level, Chinese characteristics, Beijing style" are welcome to the BJIFF this year. The concepts and themes can be freely determined by the designers themselves.
Your poster should fully reflect your sincerity and enthusiasm for the film:
Your poster should adopt completely original design without infringement or plagiarism. The BJIFF Organizing Committee will deprive the author of the award qualification in the case of any plagiarism.
Designers should fully express their own artistic passion in their works so as to reflect the professional and international orientation of the BJIFF.
The design should include the content of artistic rhetoric and highlight the cultural atmosphere of films without any ambiguity. Meanwhile, it should also display the characteristics and logo of the BJIFF, convey the initiative and positive energy and highlight the unique regional features and culture of the city of Beijing.
◥ Elements on the main poster
1.Chinese characters “第十三届北京国际电影节”
English words “13th BEIJING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL”
2.Host: China Media Group
People's Government of Beijing Municipality
Beijing Municipal Film Administration
Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau
Beijing Radio & Television Station
Huairou District People's Government of Beijing Municipality
Beijing Enterprises Group Company Limited
3.The logo of blade pinwheel and the Chinese characters "北京国际电影节"
⋆ The posters submitted must not include any content which may violate laws and regulations and offend morals, culture, religion and customs.
From now until February 28, 2023, the contributors can submit their posters through the BJIFF Poster Collection System (http://system.bjiff.com/hbzj/).
The BJIFF Organizing Committee will organize three rounds of selections: preliminary selection, secondary selection and final selection.
From March 1, 2023 to March 3, 2023, the BJIFF Organizing Committee Office will conduct a preliminary selection and 20 posters will enter the secondary selection.
From March 4, 2023 to March 8, 2023, the expert review will be organized for the secondary selection and 10 posters will enter the final selection.
The 10 posters in the final round will be released for the public on the BJIFF’s Weixin Official Account, Weibo and the BJIFF’s Official Website, and the public voting will also be organized then. Welcome to tap your fingers and select your most favorite poster.
The poster finally selected will receive a prize of RMB 100,000 yuan (tax included) and the other 9 posters shortlisted will also receive a creation encouragement fund worth RMB 10,000 yuan (tax included) each.
The final results will be announced on the BJIFF’s Weixin Official Account, Weibo Official Account and the BJIFF’s Official Website at the appropriate time (big photo: sign the copyright agreement). The BJIFF Organizing Committee owns the right of final interpretation for this event.
Draw Dream into Image with Paintbrush. We sincerely hope that all the poster designers can integrate their passion for films and film festivals into the beauty of two-dimensional space, and step on the bridge established with images and information to head for our common goal.
Tel: Ms. Cheng 13716398164
The 13th BJIFF is expected to kick off in April, and the intern recruitment has officially started and please email your resume to email@example.com for application.