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Film Poster Creativity Competition

Enter your film poster design for a chance to win fantastic prizes, including an opportunity to design the artwork of an upcoming release!

Supported By:
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Do you share our passion for films, design and creativity?...

Then this competition is for you!

Three winners will have the amazing opportunity to design artwork
for a film release this year with an established film distributor,

plus many other fantastic prizes! Enter a Poster Design you've created.

  • Entries accepted from 28th January - 30th April 2015
  • Winners announced during Cannes Film Festival in May 2015
  • The Top Five posters will be printed and promoted during Cannes Film Festival

We are excited to discover all of your submissions, may they be colorful, vintage, surrealistic, dark, or minimalist - Let your creativity go wild!

Example Film Posters from Our Distributors

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All Top Three Winners will receive the following prizes:
Opportunity To Design Artwork for Film Release

Paid opportunity to design and work with a UK distributor on an actual film poster to be released this year. Supporting film distributors include: Picturehouse Entertainment, Altitude Film Entertainment, Peccadillo Pictures, Terracotta Distribution and Third Window Films.

One-Year License for Adobe Creative Cloud

The 2014 release of Creative Cloud includes all-new versions of leading creative design desktop apps — including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro.

One-Year Behance Prosite Account

ProSite is a personal portfolio site builder that allows you to build websites and to sync with the Behance Network.

$1,500 (£1,000) Voucher from Scan

Scan Computers International ( is a leading supplier of the latest and greatest technology hardware and products focusing on providing its customers with the best Spec, Service and Satisfaction.

Powerful Workstation Graphics Card from NVIDIA

You will receive leading software from NVIDIA valued at over $800. If you are a PC user, you will receive a Quadro K4200 graphics card delivering incredible 3D application performance and capability. If you are a Mac user, you will receive a Quadro K5000 graphics card that taps into the new NVIDIA Kepler architecture to deliver the world's most compatible and power-efficient GPU for accelerating professional applications.

$1,500 (£1,000) Worth of Courses from Raindance

Training vouchers from Raindance (, one of the leading and innovative film schools for independent film making which has been delivering courses and training to independent film makers since 1992.

Signed Copy of ‘What I Love About Movies' from Little White Lies

Over the years, Little White Lies have spoken to and amassed a diverse array of answers from some of cinema's brightest lights — from Quentin Tarantino and Francis Ford Coppola to Ryan Gosling and Mia Wasikowska. They have now compiled a selection of the most illuminating, most profound quotes into their very first book: 'What I Love About Movies'.

One Year Complimentary Membership with Shooting People

Shooting People is an international community and social network for independent filmmakers with 38,000 members and over 200 film crew and cast using their services every week.


Judging Panel

Mia Matson
Managing Creative Director, Creative Partnership

Mia began her career at creative consultancy Stylorouge working on film and music campaigns. She joined The Creative Partnership in 1989 to launch and then run its brand new Print Creative division, which has since become one of the industry's leading film creative specialists. Mia has provided creative direction for Reservoir Dogs, Bridget Jones's Diary, Les Misérables, 28 Days Later and Being John Malkovich, to name just a few.

Birgitta Hosea
Artist/Animator/Curator, Central Saint Martin's, University Arts London

Birgitta Hosea has worked in art direction, design for performance, web design, animation and as a Demonstration Artist for Adobe. She has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, has been the recipient of numerous awards and artists residencies and her work is included in the Tate Britain archive. She is currently Course Director of MA Character Animation at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London).

Elliot Grove
Founder, Raindance Film Festival | British Independent Film Awards

Raindance Film Festival founder Elliot Grove has produced over 150 short films, 5 feature films and has written three books which have become industry standards: ‘Raindance Writer's Lab', ‘Raindance Producer's Lab: Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking' and ‘130 Projects To Get You Into Filmmaking', and teaches several courses including Lo To No Budget Filmmaking and Writer's Foundation Certificate.

Tom Abell
Managing Director, Peccadillo Pictures

Tom Abell started work in video, initially for Rank, Virgin and the MGM group, responsible for many 80's pop promos from David Bowie to Duran Duran. In 1992 he started Dangerous to Know, the world's first distribution company dedicated to Queer Cinema. In 2000 Tom formed Peccadillo Pictures, which specialises in Art-house World Cinema with a strong LGBT strand. Recent hits include ‘Weekend', ‘Tomboy' and ‘Stranger By The Lake'.

Timba Smits
Creative Director, Little White Lies Magazine

Timba Smits is an award winning multi-disciplinary artist, illustrator and creative director for independent film magazine Little White Lies. He first began his career as a fine artist, co-founding arts culture publication Wooden Toy Quarterly in 2005. He has exhibited his work internationally and worked with clients including Wired, Esquire and Computer Arts. He joined Little White Lies in 2013. A happy fit for a guy who lives to draw and loves film!

Tim Murray
Journalist, Programmer, Editor

Tim Murray has worked in the film and video industry for more than 20 years, predominantly as a trade journalist, and has written for everyone from Screen Daily to Faith Fanzine. He's also had stints at assorted creative design agencies and organised screening programmes at Horse Meat Disco. He currently writes and publishes trade newsletter and website, The Raygun, as well as a column for The Ransom Note, entitled Raygunesque.

Gabriel Swartland
Head of Marketing & PR, Picturehouse Cinemas

Since the launch of Picturehouse Entertainment in 2010, Gabriel has managed campaign delivery of films like BAFTA winner The Imposter, Shane Meadows' The Stone Roses: Made of Stone and high profile alternative content such as live productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stephen Fry's talks The Fry Chronicles and the last night of Monty Python Live (mostly), all broadcast to cinemas throughout the UK and around the world.

Anna Bogutskaya
Business and Marketing Manager at Shooting People

A film fanatic and communications specialist, Anna has worked at magazines, VOD platforms, production companies and festivals in Spain and the UK. After stints at Pedro Almodovar's production house El Deseo and the UK's own BFI, she is currently running Business and Marketing at Shooting People, the UK's leading independent filmmakers' network.

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