SAN DIEGO (Oct. 19) –  From now through November 10th, 2016, the San Diego Latino Film Festival is accepting artwork submissions for its international poster competition. Graphic designers, photographers, and artists from all over the world are encouraged to create and submit an iconic image that captures the essence of our annual celebration of Latino film, music and art. The winner will win $1,000 (USD)!

Artists and designers of all professional levels are welcome to participate in our competition to become the face of the 24th edition of the SDLFF! National and international exposure includes  TV commercials, program books, print ads, social media, postcards and much more.

For the seventh consecutive year, the annual poster competition expects to receive over 300 artwork submissions from San Diego, as well as various countries including Canada, Mexico, Cuba and Argentina.

The deadline to enter the poster competition is November 10th, the first place winner will receive $1,000 and a strong presence at the Festival, which is attended by more than 20,000 people each year. The top 10 finalists will receive two tickets to attend the SDLFF. The winner, selected by a jury of experts, will be announced at the Poster Unveiling Party on December 8th (location to be announced).

The jury committee is composed of experienced curators, artists, graphic designers, graphic professors and advertising agency executives, including Patricia Cue (SDSU Professor of Graphic Design), Sean Bacon (Graphic Design Assistant Professor at San Diego City College), Lee Vann (CSO of Captura Group ad agency) and others. Complete list of jurors to be announced by November 1st.

The San Diego Latino Film Festival will hold its 24th edition from March 16-26, 2017. Every year, the Festival screens more than 165 films from Latin America, Spain, U.S.A, Mexico and other parts of the world in celebration of Latino film, art, and culture. The event also features Arte Latino exhibits, musical performances, after parties, filmmaker workshops and guest Latino celebrities from the hottest TV shows and feature films.

For more information on the poster competition visit: http://sdlatinofilm.com/2017postercompetition

For additional information and interview inquiries, please contact Rosana Marques,  Marketing & Press Coordinator for the Media Arts Center San Diego: rosana@mediaartscenter.org, (619) 230-1938

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