Call For Artists – Movie Poster Competition
Micro Film Festival – January 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday January 27, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Gallery 27 in Lincolnton, NC is hosting a short film festival and we are inviting graphic artists to create movie
posters for classic films for the event.
Movie posters are art and, unfortunately, the forgotten one. In the early years of cinema history, they were used just
like advertising material. Displayed in theaters only, movie posters had the same function as a menu in a restaurant:
What feast can I enjoy this evening? Nowadays, movie posters play a big role in cinema memorabilia collection. They
have lost the “informative” tone to wear a more artistic and decorative dress.
Made in many different sizes and versions, and released in different moments all along a movie’s life, posters
immortalize in one static image the feeling and the atmosphere of a motion picture. Some posters can be dark or try
to frighten the audience, others bedazzling with bright colors; some can be someway informative, while others can be
fully teasing and may provide you only the date when movie will be released, even if you may not know what the
movie is about. For an inspiring look at redesigned posters try this site: http://unrealitymag.com/movies/a-
collection-of- amazing-redesigned- movie-posters.
Open to all Artists in North and South Carolina
Contestants must create an ORIGINAL movie poster for one of the films listed on the American Film Institute’s list of the Top 100 Movies of All Time. You can find that list here:
- Final Print Size: 11” x 17” with ¼” margins around the edge of the artwork (making the final image size 10.75” x 16.75”). NO IMAGE BLEEDS.
- All colors converted to CMYK (if you use PMS colors, we recommend converting them to CMYK before submission).
- All fonts MUST be converted to outlines.
- If rasterize (JPEG, etc) images are used in your artwork, all images must be high-resolution (at least 200dpi, although 300dpi is recommended). ANY IMAGES USED AT LOW/WEB RESOLUTION (72dpi) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ANY ARTWORK CONTAINING RESOLUTION ISSUES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Acceptable File Formats:
- PDF (Press Quality or PDF/X-1)
- JPEG (rendered at no lower than 300dpi)
- AI (CC 2015 or lower)
Gallery 27 will have the winning poster professionally printed. Two copies will be made. One will be on display during the Micro Film Festival; the other will be given to the winning graphic designer.
Gallery 27 owner, Stacey Pilkington-Smith and film maker, Michael Helms.
Digital Submission Deadline:
- Digital submissions will be received from Monday, January 15, 2018 through Sunday, January 21, 2018.
- Digital submission deadline is Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 11:59pm. ANY SUBMISSIONS AFTER THIS DATE RUN THE RISK OF NOT BEING INCLUDED IN THE SHOW – NO EXCEPTIONS.
- All submissions must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com.
- All entries will receive a verification email once your artwork has been received. If you do not receive a verification email, assume your submission was not received. We recommend keeping your verification email for your records.
- Due to file size limitations, we recommend any submissions over 5MB in size be sent through a file transfer service (i.e. hightail.com, box.com, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc) to the same email addresses above.
- If you have any questions or issues submitting your files, please contact Cecil Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for alternate methods of submission.
- Gallery 27 is not responsible for any file transfer issues not directly related to our email (@ncgallery27.com) or proprietary file transfer system.
Additional Artist Information:
- Artists are encouraged to attend the opening reception. Dress is semi-formal.
- Participating graphic artists are encouraged to LIKE the Gallery 27 Facebook page so that they can SHARE the event with collectors, friends, associates, and family. The more participating artists help promote the show the better sales are for everyone!