Wednesday, November 24, 2021

THE WORLD'S BEST FILM FESTIVAL POSTERS 2021

By José Alberto Hermosillo

 
As the world attempts to move back to “normal” emerging from nearly two years of the pandemic, film festivals fluctuate from online, in-person, or hybrid screenings to accommodate the needs and safety of enthusiastic moviegoers. The yearly film exhibitions communicate ideas, information, dates, location, and intentions through flashy, iconic, memorable, and commemorative posters to lure the public into the venues and special events.

Reflecting on the uncertainties of our time, in 2021, the world of graphics denotes a deep sense of introspection. Simultaneously, the posters contain plenty of ethereal light with abstract and colorful designs that include a meaningful slight ray of faith for a brighter future.

Staying true to their passion, artists, authors, and designers ignited their creativity to the maximum by sketching a complex, sophisticated, and polished design with transcendental ramifications.

Over the year, Festival in LA curates every piece based on concept, originality, and supporting components, conjoined to the festival's theme and style. 

The number of colors, type of founds, and amount of information are essential factors to evaluate and classify each work. The final lineup is a set of marvelous gems. 

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The number one spot goes to the Malaga Film Festival. The Spanish celebration has its traditional poster contest attracting more than 135 impressive works - making it laborious to select the winner. The top prize went to Venezuelan-born artist Ramiro Guevara with an innovative, colorful, and original concept. His approach is about how the light originates and continually expands with concentric white lines. His visual experience is called "Luz de Malaga/The Light of Malaga." Mr. Guevara's work is superb and aspires to perfection.


"Inclusion and diversity" is our mantra. Although this year, is notorious the absence of some of the most prestigious festivals from the top selection - Cannes, Toronto, London, New York, Sundance, Telluride, Santa Barbara, Lima, Rio, Miami, Guanajuato, and the San Diego Latino Film Festival, none of those 2021 did not approach the mastery evident in previous years.


To curate, classify, and select every poster is an avocation that takes place all year round. The chosen works are a feast to the eyes, a gratification, and beauty in all senses to reflect and admire. 

 

Would you please relax and enjoy our complimentary cultural trip in graphic design and film festivals worldwide?

 

The World's Best Film Festival Posters of 2021


24 FESTIVAL DE MALAGA
MALAGA, SPAIN
“LUZ DE MALAGA” BY RAMIRO GUEVARA, VENEZUELA24 FESTIVAL DE MALAGA
ANNECY 2021
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL
DU FILM D'ANIMATION
ANNECY, FRANCE
DESIGNERS: Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo & Simon Roussin
ANNECY 2021
MACABRO
20 AÑOS
CIUDAD DE MEXICO, MEXICO
 DESIGNERS: Diego Álvarez y Roxana Ruiz
MACABRO 20 AÑOS
REYKJAVIK
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
ICELAND
DESIGNED BY 
Jeroen Nergiz-de Boer - TheOlifants
35. TEDDY AWARD
DER QUEERE FILMPREIS DER BERLINALE
BERLIN, GERMANY
DESIGNED BY MARION HABRIENGER
35. TEDDY AWARD DER QUEERE FILMPREIS DER BERLINALE
FESTIVAL DE CINE AFRICANO
TARIFA-TÁNGER
SPAIN & MOROCCO
ARTIST: OMAR VICTOR DIOP, SENEGAL
FESTIVAL DE CINE AFRICANO TARIFA-TÁNGER
67th TAORMINA FILM FESTIVAL
TAORMINA, ITALY
DESIGNED BY GINEVRA CHIECHIO
FEATURING: BURT LANCASTER & BARBARA KERR IN
FRED ZINNEMANN'S "FROM HERE TO ETERNITY," USA, (1953).
67th TAORMINA FILM FESTIVAL
 SITGES 2021
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINEMA
FANTÁSTICO DE CATALUNYA
CATALUNYA, SPAIN
INSPIRED ON THE WEREWOLF STORIES.
CREATED BY THE CHINA MADRID AGENCY
SITGES 2021
CORONADO ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
CORONADO, CALIFORNIA 
ARTIST: PATTI JODD
CORONADO ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS
CANNES 2021
CANNES, FRANCE
 "ENCHANTED FOREST" BY DANIEL MERCADANTE
QUINZAINE  DES RÉALISATEURS  CANNES 2021 
TURKS & CAICOSINTERNATIONAL 
FILM FESTIVAL TURKS AND CAICOS, 
CARIBBEAN ISLANDS
TITLE: MOTHER EARTH 
DESIGNED BY 16 YEAR OLD, JANELLA FORBES 
 FROM RAYMOND GARDINER HIGH SCHOOL, NORTH CAICOS
TURKS & CAICOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
LOFT 
FILM FEST
TUCSON, ARIZONA
ILLUSTRATED BY BEN MACKEY & DESIGNED BY MATT McCoy
ASWAN
 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL
EGYPT
DESIGNED BY MAHA HAMDY
 
78 MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE
D'ARTE CINEMATOGRAFICA
LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
VENICE, ITALY
DESIGNED BY LORENZO MATTOTTI
19. MORELIA
FILM FESTIVAL
morelia, mexico
DESIGNED BY FRANCISCO TOLEDO
CATHEDRAL OF MORELIA
38. Ale Kino!
MFFMW
POZNAN, POLAND
71. BERLINALE
BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL
BERLIN, GERMANY
designed by Claudia Schramke
71. BERLINALE BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL
LOS CABOS 10
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE
DE LOS CABOS
LOS CABOS, MEXICO
DESIGNED BY DAVID PINEDA
LOS CABOS 10 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE
7eme FESTIVAL DU
CINEMAET MUSIQUE DE FILM
DE LA BAULE
LA BAULE, FRANCE 
DESIGNED BY Sébastien Dupouey
15th ANNUAL
FESTIVAL OF
GERMAN FILMS 
GERMAN CURRENTS
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 
DESIGNED BY PLUS3MM
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE 
FANTÁSTICO 
FERATUM 10
PÁZCUARO, MEXICO
DESIGNED BY DOSAK MORENO
MASKS FROM THE WORLD
 69. TRENTO
FILM FESTIVAL
TRENTO, ITALY
DESIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER

ATHENS OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL
ATHENS, GREECEDESIGNER: VASSILIS MEXIS
"IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE" BY WONG KAR-WAI, 2000
ATHENS OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL
MUESTRA DE CINE DE COAHUILA 2021
COAHULA, MEXICO
DESIGNED BY MSC FILMS!
FEATURED BEATRIZ AGUIRRE, STAR OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF
MEXICAN CINEMA
11th BEIJING INTERNATIONAL
 FILM FESTIVAL 
BEIJING, CHINA

9th SILK ROAD
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
DUBLIN, IRELAND
DESIGNED BY JOAO DA FONSECA
INTERNATIONAL 
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
CLERMONT-FERRAND 2021
CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE
 
ILLUSTRATOR: YUKO SHIMISU, JAPAN
CINÉ LATINO
33es RENCONTRES DE TOULOUSE
TOULOUSE, FRANCE
ARTIST: R0NALD CURCHOD TRAVAUX
FICUNAM 11
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE UNAM
CIUDAD UNIVERSITARIA, MEXICO
DESIGNED BY ELISA MALO
DEDICATE TO THE FILMMAKER TSAI MING-LIANG

MIFFEST 
4th MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL 
FILM FESTIVAL
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

30th FESTIVAL BIARRITZ
AMÉRIQUE LATINE
CINÉMAS & CULTURE
BIARRITZ, FRANCE
INSPIRED IN THE PERUVIAN CULTURE

LUXOR AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
CAIRO & ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT
INSPIRED DESIGNED BY MAHMOUD ISMAIL

EnergaCAMERIMAGE
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TORUN, POLAND
ILLUSTRATED by Przemek Kotynski
 
24h SHANGHAI
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SHANGHAI, CHINA  
INSPIRED BY THE FRENCH SILENT FILM  
(The Arrival of a Train) 
BY THE LUMIERE BROTHERS, 1895
 
FESTIVAL
 CINE COMEDIES
 LILLE, FRANCE
25th BUCHEON
INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC 
FILM FESTIVAL 
BUCHEON, SOUTH KOREA
THE "STAY STRANGE" CAKE WAS CREATED BY CHARANDA STUDIO,
AND THE PHOTOGRAPHY BY LEE SEUNG-HEE STUDIO

ANIMA
THE BRUSSELS
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
 DESIGNED BY GIL ALKABETZ - FOLIOSCOPE
VIENNALE V'21
VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
VIENNA, AUSTRIA
ART WORK BY Levi Walter Yaggy, Illiniois, 1848

JOURNEES CINEMATOGRAPHIQUES
CARTHAGE
TUNIS, TUNISIA
 DESIGNED BY ANES BEN AMMAR
MARYLAND
FILM FEST 2021
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

PRESCOTT
FILM FESTIVAL
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA
DESIGNED BY BETH HAMMER
OUTFEST
LOS ANGELES
LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
DESIGNED BY J. RYCHEAL
10th BlackStar
FILM FESTIVAL
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
ARTWORK BY ANDREA PIPPINS
23rd THESSALONIKI
DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
ATHENS, GREECE  
CREATED BY OLGA DEIKOU
18th IN THE PALACE 
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
ONLINE EDITION 
BULGARIA
16 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
FILM FESTIVAL
DESIGNED BY SHEENA ROSI
SYDNEY