Saturday, November 14, 2020

THE WORLD'S BEST FILM FESTIVAL POSTERS 2020

José Alberto Hermosillo
THE WORLD'S BEST FILM FESTIVAL POSTERS 2020
The World's Best Film Festival Posters 2020

In 2020, humanity faced one of the most significant challenges in history - in the middle of those uncertainties, the film industry tumbled, productions stopped, studios locked down, movie theaters closed. Many festivals were canceled, rescheduled, or postponed. Creativity prevailed, and the cinematic celebrations around the world moved forward to virtual screenings, drive-ins, streets, parks, lakes, and open-air events. 

THE WORLD'S BEST FILM FESTIVAL POSTERS 2020 Pandemic Edition
The World's Best Film Festival Posters 2020 - Pandemic Special

Regardless of the circumstances, festivals put on a hell of a show, allowing artists, talent, and productions to expose their work virtually to thousands of cloistered movie fans worldwide. 
 
One of the best ways to spread the word about festivals to the public is by creating a unique poster. Selecting, discovering, and curating every piece is a labor of love and dedication that takes the entire year to collect.

In art, specifically, in the world of graphics – beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Visionary artists unmasked their talent, style, and personality through their work.

To be selected, every piece must contain a sense of diversity, inclusion, and cultural identity. Therefore, to determine the best posters, we followed ten crucial points:

  1. Concept. The festival's theme has to be congruent with the genre, idea, culture, ethnicity, and diversity. Dare to be bold!
  2. Originality. Do we need more images of palm trees or “lights, camera, and action?” Think outside box. The concept must be unique, sublime.
  3. Format. Every single inch of the canvas counts. The work has to be on the traditional vertical/rectangular areas.
  4. Design. The material depends upon dimension, structure, proportions, sizing, and distribution.
  5. Style. Cultural crossover enriches the piece. In the movie “The Last Emperor,” the story is Chinese. Still, the director, the photographer, the music composer, and the set designers were Italian. The work done by the filmmakers of this Academy Award-winning film is stylish and highly sophisticated.
  6. Colors. A harmonious composition needs no more than five colors, unless the artist has a substantial justification for breaking the rules.
  7. Information. If the designers miss crucial information such as title, dates, year, place, city, and country, it pushes the reader to become a “private detective” and spend hours online trying to figure out when, where, and how to access the films. If the placard has too much information such as sponsors, or advertisements, the piece becomes too commercial.
  8. Fonts. Limit the type, size, and color of fonts. A poster is not spaghetti pasta where you can mix sauces and species. It would be best if the artist spotlights on delivering the message correctly.
  9. Focal Point. In art is fundamental to find the focal point that will be the center of what the audience should see first. The design must be catchy, impressive, and aesthetically beautiful.
  10. Diversity. Regardless of personal background, taste, ideology, artists must think in diversity. Cinema is a universal language, anyone could be able to understand and relate to the project.

THE WORLD'S BEST FILM FESTIVAL POSTERS 2020
The World's Best Film Festival Posters 2020 - Pink

In solidarity with other festivals impacted by the pandemic, the Venice Film Festival took the transcendental action of inviting other festivals by allowing them to participate in the prestigious Italian affair. Those festivals bring to light some of their challenges and, most importantly, some of their projects. The London Film Festival, Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, San Sebastian, and Karlovy Vary were among the presenters. 

The Venice Film Festival's work is selected as the best poster of 2020. Its exquisite design integrates the classic Venetian acrobats' cultural elements on the trapeze with a perfect blend of colors, shades, and shadows - harmoniously joined by an impeccable use of fonts.

The outstanding quality denoted in the creation of every poster made the election straightforward. 

The selected designs of 2020 are eclectic, evocative, ethereal, esoteric, abstract, and above all, these posters denote a deep sense of spirituality.


The World's Best Film Festival Posters 2020

77 MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE
D'ARTE CINEMATOGRAFICA
LA BIENALE DI VENEZIA
VENICE, ITALY
LORENZO MATTOTTI, DESIGNER
77 MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE D'ARTE CINEMATOGRAFICA LA BIENALE DI VENEZIA
77 MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE D'ARTE CINEMATOGRAFICA LA BIENALE DI VENEZIA
ASWAN
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN
FILM FESTIVAL
EGYPT
DESIGNED BY HESSHAM ALI
ASWAN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL
ASWAN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL
RED SEA
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020
AL-BALAD, JEDDAH
KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
DESIGNED BY OSAMA ESID
INSPIRED BY THE SAUDI BALLERINA SAMIRA ALKHMIS 
RED SEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020
RED SEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020
36th CHICAGO LATINO
FILM FESTIVAL
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Designed by Yağmur Genç
36th CHICAGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
36th CHICAGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
 ANNECY 2020
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL
DU FILM D'ANIMATION
ANNECY, FRANCE
DESIGNED BY Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo & Simon Roussin 
2020 ANNECY
ANNECY 2020
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'ANIMATION
NEWFEST 2020
THE NEW YORK LGBTQ+ FILM FESTIVAL
 NEW YORK, NEW YORK
DESIGNED BY MARCOS CHIN
NEW FEST 2020 THE NEW YORK LGBTQ+ FILM FESTIVAL
NEWFEST 2020 THE NEW YORK LGBTQ+ FILM FESTIVAL
MONTCLAIR
FILM FESTIVAL 2020
MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY
DESIGNER BY MICHAEL HOEWELLER
MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL 2020
MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL 2020
26 ATHENS
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
ATHENS, GREECE
DESIGNED BY VASILIS MEXIS  
26 ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
26 ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
66TH TAORMINA FILM FESTIVAL
TAORMINA, ITALY
DESIGNED BY GINEVRA CHIECHIO
FEATURED ALAIN DELON AND CLAUDIA CARDINALE IN
LUCHINO VISCONTI'S "IL GATTOPARDO/THE LEOPARD," ITALY, (1963).
66TH TAORMINA FILM FESTIVAL
66TH TAORMINA FILM FESTIVAL
19th CONCORTO
FILM FESTIVAL
PONTENURE/PIACENZA, ITALY
CRAFTED BY NOLAN PELLETIER
19th CONCORTO FILM FESTIVAL
ANIMA
THE BRUSSELS ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL 
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
ANIMA THE BRUSSELS ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL
19th CONCORTO FILM FESTIVAL
CINÉ LATINO
32es RENCONTRES DE TOULOUSE
TOULOUSE, FRANCE
ARTIST: R0NALD CURCHOD
CINÉ LATINO 32es RENCONTRES DE TOULOUSE
CINÉ LATINO 32es RENCONTRES DE TOULOUSE
FESTIVAL DU 
COURT MÉTRAGE
CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE
SUSANA MONTEIRO, ILLUSTRATOR 
FESTIVAL DU  COURT MÉTRAGE CLERMONT-FERRAND
FESTIVAL DU  COURT MÉTRAGE CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE
 17th SEOUL INTERNATIONAL 
ECO
FILM FESTIVAL
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
SEOUL INTERNATIONAL ECO FILM FESTIVAL
68 DONOSTIA ZINEMALDIA
SAN SEBASTIAN
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN
DESIGNED BY THE PATIO AGENCY 
DONOSTIA ZINEMALDIA 68 SAN SEBASTIAN
68 DONOSTIA ZINEMALDIA SAN SEBASTIAN
STIFF
SOUTH TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL
EDINBURG, TEXAS
CREATED BY THE BRIDGE
SOUTH TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL
STIFF SOUTH TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL
 38th FAJR 
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TEHRAN, IRAN
38th FAJR  INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
38th FAJR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
KALIMANTAN

INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL 2020
BOMEO, INDONESIA
KALIMANTAN INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL 2020
KALIMANTAN INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL 2020
 23 GUANAJUATO
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
GUANAJUATO, MEXICO
23 GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
23 GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
COLOMBIAN
FILM FESTIVAL
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.
ART WORK: TANGO DANCERS BY BOTERO
(INSPIRED IN THE 2018 DOCUMENTARY "BOTERO").
COLOMBIAN FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK, N.Y.
42ND CAIRO
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
CAIRO, EGYPT
42nd CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
THE FOURTH ANNUAL
NEW YORK 
DOG FILM FESTIVAL
NYC - UNITED STATES
NEW YORK DOG FILM FESTIVAL
THE THIRD ANNUAL
NEW YORK 
CAT FILM FESTIVAL
NYC - UNITED STATES
NEW YORK CAT FILM FESTIVAL
9. FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE
LOS CABOS
LOS CABOS, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
DiSIGNED BY MAGDIEL LÓPEZ - PHOTOGRAPHED BY BEN HORTON
9. FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LOS CABOS
15th SHORTS MÉXICO
 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE
CORTOMETRAJES DE MÉXICO
CDMX, MÉXICO
DESIGNED BY NEKAME MARIN
15TH SHORTS MÉXICO FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE  CORTOMETRAJES DE MÉXICO
FICUNAM 10
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE UNAM
CDMX, MEXICO
ARTIST: Zatu Straftäter,
inspired in the artwork of Chantal Akerman 
(Belgium artist and filmmaker).
FICUNAM 10 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE UNAM
PUNTO DE VISTA
DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
NAVARRA, SPAIN
PUNTO DE VISTA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
 ACID
CANNES 2020
ASSOCIATION FOR THE DIFFUSION OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA
CANNES, FRANCE
ACID ASSOCIATION FOR THE DIFFUSION OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA
HAMPTONS
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TRIESTE
SCIENCE + FICTION
FILM FESTIVAL
TRIESTE, ITALY
ORIGINAL DRAWING BY VAN ORTON
TRIESTE SCIENCE + FICTION
 27th SAN DIEGO LATINO
FILM FESTIVAL
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
CREATED BY ISABELLE HAUSER, SWITZERLAND
27TH SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
 HORIZONTES LATINOS
68 SAN SEBASTIAN
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN
DESIGNED BY PATIO AGENCY
HORIZONTES LATINOS
MATERA
FILM FESTIVAL
MATERA, BASILICATA, ITALY
ART WORK BY SILVIO GIORDANO
MATERA  FILM FESTIVAL
18° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE
MORELIA
MORELIA, MICHOACÁN, MÉXICO
(MEXICAN TOYS IN MOVEMENT)
ARTIST: RODRIGO TOLEDO
18° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE  MORELIA  MORELIA, MICHOACÁN, MÉXICO  (MEXICAN TOYS IN MOVEMENT)  ARTIST: RODRIGO TOLEDO
18th LATIN AMERICAN
FILM FESTIVAL
VANCOUVER, CANADA
DESIGNED BY YAIMEL LOPEZ
18TH LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
BLACKSTAR
FILM FESTIVAL
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
ARTIST: JOSHUA MAYS
BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL
10th PHILOSOPHICAL
FILM FESTIVAL
SKOPJE, NORTH MACEDONIA
10th PHILOSOPHICAL FILM FESTIVAL
FESTIVALA FILMÉN KURDI
LONDON KURDISH
FILM FESTIVAL
ONLINE EDITION
DESIGNED BY ZELAH LATTEEF
FESTIVALA FILMÉN KURDI LONDON KURDISH FILM FESTIVAL
ALEXANDRIA
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT 
ALEXANDRIA  SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL DE CINE MEXICANO
TAMATÁN
TAMAULIPAS, MÉXICO
DESIGNERS: GEORGINA RIVERA RUELAS & ROBERTO URIEL
FESTIVAL DE CINE MEXICANO TAMATÁN
PIFF 2020
4TH POKHARA
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
POKHARA, NEPAL
DESIGNED BY MAHESH SHRESTHA
PORKHARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
38TH BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL
FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL 2020
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
 DESIGNED BY ALAIN PONCELET
 BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL 2020
THE 58TH NEW YORK
FILM FESTIVAL
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.
ARTIST: JOHN WATERS
THE 58TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
THE 58TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL BY JOHN WATERS
26 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE
GRANADA JÓVENES REALIZADORES
PREMIOS LORCA
GRANADA, SPAIN
PAINTED BY PEDRO JIMENEZ
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE GRANADA JOVENES REALIZADORES PREMIOS LORCA
CPH:DOX*
COPENHAGEN DOCUMENTARY
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
COPENHAGEN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
70. BERLINALE
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
BERLIN, GERMANY
CREATED BY STATE AGENCY
BERLIN
 25TH BEIJING
COLLEGE STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
BEIJING, CHINA
8th VIVA MEXICO
RENDEZVOUS DU CINÉMA MEXICAIN EN FRANCE
PARIS, FRANCE
DESIGNED BY AUDE D'ORTHO
8TH VIVA MEXICO RENDEZVOUS DU CINÉMA MEXICAIN EN FRANCE
PET FILM FESTIVAL
TEPOZTLAN 2020
 MORELOS, MEXICO
DESIGNED BY Erika Magaña Euroza
PET FILM FESTIVAL
9TH ANNUAL
L-DOB FILM FESTIVAL
LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA
L-DOB FILM FESTIVAL
THE 17th EBS
DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
THE 17th EBS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
The 17th EBS International Documentary Film Festival
BUSAN INTERNATIONAL
KIDS & YOUTH
FILM FESTIVAL 2020
BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA
DESIGNED BY AHN HEE-JUNG
INSPIRED IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVANCY
BUSAN INTERNATIONAL KIDS & YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 2020
TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL
IN TOUR 2020
TRIESTE, ITALY
TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL
 MASHUP FILM FESTIVAL
Barcelona, Spain &
Turin, Italy
MASHUP FILM FESTIVAL
FAR EAST
FILM FESTIVAL 22
UDINE, ITALY
IMAGE BY ROBERTO ROSOLIN
FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 22
13TH ANNUAL
HONOLULU SURF FILM FESTIVAL
HONOLULU, HAWAII
13TH ANNUAL HONOLULU SURF FILM FESTIVAL
MIFFEST
3RD MALAYSIA
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
MIFFES 3RD MALAYSIA
BUCHEON
SOUTH KOREA'S 
INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL 
BUCHEON, SOUTH KOREA
BUCHEON  SOUTH KOREA'S   INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL   BUCHEON, SOUTH KOREA
QUEER SCREEN'S 27th
MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL
DARLINGHURST, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
QUEER SCREEN'S 27 MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL
CA' FOSCARI
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
VENICE, ITALY
DESIGNED BY LORENZO MATTOTTI
CA' FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
ANIMA
THE BRUSSELS ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
WORK OF PIERRE BAILLY, CREATOR OF "PETIT POILU."
ANIMA THE BRUSSELS ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL
SYDNEY SCIENCE FICTION
FILM FESTIVAL
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
    KEY-ART BY PixelWink
SYDNEY SCIENCE FICTION FILM FESTIVAL
SITGES 2020
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINEMA
FANTÁSTIC DE CATALUNYA
CATALUNYA, SPAIN
STIGES 2020 FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINEMA FANTÁSTIC DE CATALUNYA
MACABRO
UNAM
CDMX, MEXICO
MACABRO UNAM
39. MTODZI I FILM
KOSZALINSKI FESTIVAL
KOSZALIN, POLAND
39. MTODZI I FILM KOSZALINSKI FESTIVAL
17 FESTIVAL DE SEVILLA 
ÉSTO ES CINE EUROPEO 
SEVILLA, SPAIN
AUTOR JULEPE, ALIAS JULIO SERRANO
FESTIVAL DE SEVILLA
DOCUMENTA 2020
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DOCUMENTAL ONLINE
QUERÉTARO, MEXICO
DISEÑADO POR TANYHA
DOCUMENTA 2020, MEXICO
 8a. EDITZIONE
LA GUARIMBA
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
AMATEA, ITALY 
ARTIST: MIKEL MURILLO 
LA GUARIMBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
23 FESTIVAL DE MALAGA
MALAGA, SPAIN
DESIGNED BY PEDRO CABAÑAS
23 FESTIVAL DE MALAGA
15th SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
PRAGUE SHORT
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL PRAGUE SHORTS
10th ATHENS OPEN AIR
FILM FESTIVAL
ATHENS, GREECE
GRAPHIC DESIGNER, VASSILIS MEXIS
10th ATHENS OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL 
THE THIRD ANNUAL
 WORLDWIDE WOMEN'S
FILM FESTIVAL 
PHOENIX, ARIZONA
WORLDWIDE WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL
34th ISRAEL
FILM FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

BAY AREA
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN FILM FESTIVAL
SAN, FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
ARTIST: ROBERT LUI-TRUJILLO
BAY AREA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN FILM FESTIVAL
CALGARY UNDERGROUND
FILM FESTIVAL 2020
CALGARY, AUSTRALIA
CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2020
6o. FESTIVAL DE CINE PARA NIÑOS
Y ADOLESCENTES
MI PRIMER FESTIVAL
LIMA, PERU
6o. FESTIVAL DE CINE PARA NIÑOS Y ADLOESCENTES MI PRIMER FESTIVAL
MAGINHAWA
FILM FESTIVAL 2020
MANILA, PHILIPPINES
MAGINHAWA FILM FESTIVAL 2020
 10TH CAMBODIA
INTERNACIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
10TH CAMBODIA  INTERNACIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
NORWICH
FILM FESTIVAL
NORWICH, U.K. 
DESIGNED BY BROGAN O'GRADY
NORWICH FILM FESTIVAL NORWICH, U.K.  DESIGNER BROGAN O'GRADY
ASHLAND
INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
ASHLAND, OREGON
DESIGNED BY DAVID PINCHES
ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
FRENCH RIVIERA
FILM FESTIVAL 2020
 CANNES, FRANCE
FRENCH RIVIERA FILM FESTIVAL 2020
BICYCLE
FILM FESTIVAL
CAPE-TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
GRAPHIC ARTIST: ALISTAIR PALMER
BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL CAPE-TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
CINEMA ITALIAN STYLE 2020
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
FESTIVAL DEDICATED TO FEDERICO FELLINI
CINEMA ITALIAN STYLE 2020
24 FESTIVAL MIX
CINE Y DIVERSIDAD SEXUAL
CDMX, MEXICO
 24 FESTIVAL MIX CINE DIVERSIDAD
42 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE 
NUEVO CINE LATINOAMERICANO
LA HABANA, CUBA 
(LO QUE RECETÓ EL DOCTOR/DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION)
AUTOR: RAÚL VALÉS (RAUPA).  
42 Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano
GLOBAL NONVIOLENT
FILM FESTIVAL
ONLINE, WORLDWIDE
POSTER CREATOR: BRUNO PISCHIUTTA
GLOBAL NONVIOLENT FILM FESTIVAL
 
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