Friday, December 2, 2022

THE WORLD'S BEST FILM FESTIVAL POSTERS 2022

By José Alberto Hermosillo

http://www.festivalinla.com/2022/11/the-worlds-best-film-festival-posters.html

After the pandemic, 2022 has been a meaningful year for humanity, where the idealistic concepts of hope, resilience, acceptance, solidarity, and understanding prevail. To assimilate the transitional moment we living in, the arts played a fundamental role in channeling those emotions and values in the right direction.

Film festivals ignite the public’s awareness and participation in the yearly cinematic experience by creating a commemorative poster reflecting on their culture, theme, diversity, and iconography accordingly, materializing their concept with vivid visuals. 

2022 followed an environmentalist trend, where clear crystals, bright golds, and shiny silver elements represent the times we live in prevail. 

The images of open skies, bronze soils, pristine deserts, and evocative beaches converge with the deep blue oceans, blending everything harmoniously with other pastel colors and mild tones, giving a naturalistic pattern to most of the creations. 

THE WORLD’S BEST FILM FESTIVAL POSTERS 2022

Dozens of talented artists and graphic designers shaped many thought-provoking and luminous pieces to inspire film lovers to be enlightened by contemplating such marvelous works.

The quest of searching, curating, selecting, and classifying the pieces – and adding the authors, the meaning, and the techniques used in every stunning poster requires time and persistence. The outstanding selection of artworks maintains the quality and consistency of their graphics to the highest level.

Sixty-three posters from all five continents, including works from Venice, Miami, Guanajuato, Morelia, and Berlin, entered the list. Other less-known festivals displayed outstanding quality in their projects and deserved to be mentioned. Pleasant surprises from emerging players come to light. Festivals such as Santa Barbara, San Sebastian, Palm Springs, and Turks & Caicos (in the Caribbean Islands) announce their original creations in a formal ceremony. 

In our collection, the number one spot went to the extraordinary work of the Journées Cinematographiques of Carthage, Tunisia. The image in the movement of actress Mbissine Thérése Diop (“Black Girl,” “Emitaï”) blends the Arab and African cultures flawlessly. The well-balanced palate, adequate fonts, and graphics complement the piece perfectly.

The Aswan Women Festival in Egypt, with three women carrying film cans on their heads across the desert, is another fantastic piece. The floating boat from Annecy animation fest in France is magnificent. The crystal flowers from Guanajuato in Mexico are spiritual. And the ten-year-old girl from Turks & Caicos who designed a poster by dictating her concept to a computer is minimalist and beautiful.

The use of numbers in graphics
Film Festivals use numbers in their creations.

Using “numbers” as the focal point is a significant slip-up - numbers have no beauty or harmony. Dates and years are essential but not a fundamental part of the creation. No matter how bold the concept is, numbers are generic, not aesthetic.

If you aspire to perfection, hire a consultant, specialist, another graphic designer, artist, teacher, friend, or client - someone who can give a fresh perspective redefining and polishing the artwork. Consistency is the key to reaching mastery.

It is time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the incredible selection of The World’s Best Film Festival Posters of 2022.


JOURNÉES 
CINEMATOGRAPHIQUES 
CARTHAGE
TUNIS, TUNISIA
DESIGNED By Neïla Driss
The Piece is a Fusion of Arab & African cultures.
Inspired by the Portrait of the great Tunisian Actress 
from the 1960s & 70s
Mbissine Thérése Diop.
ASWAN
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN
FILM FESTIVAL
EDITION 2021
EGYPT
Designed by Hisham Ali
Women of the South walking in the desert with hopes and dreams,
Carrying on their heads the history of cinema.
ANNECY 2022
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL 
DU FILM D'ANIMATION
ANNECY, FRANCE
Laurent Durieux, Illustrator
GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
25th EDITION
Guanajuato, Mexico
 Designed by Anali Jaramillo
Inspired by the Alchemist Tradition of The Fifth Essence, 
Spirit & Soul

TURKS & CAICOS
International
Film Festival
EDITION 2022
CARIBBEAN ISLANDS OF TURKS AND CAICOS
Poster Competition Winner, 10-year-old Janiya Harris, 
Sponges on the seabed and a pink flamingo created from recycled material.

V WALLAY! 
BARCELONA AFRICAN
FILM FESTIVAL 2022
BARCELONA, SPAIN
Photographed by Thandiwe Muriu
In this piece, the essence of Spain is represented by the fans
 in fusion with the African culture. 
QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS 
DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT
CANNES 2022

CANNES, FRANCE 
Designed by Cecilia Paredes (Lima, Peru).

79 MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE
D'ARTE CINEMATOGRAFICA
LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA 2022
VENICE, ITALY
Designed by Lorenzo Mattotti 
Inspired by a Lioness Gliding Through The Air 
Offering this 90th Anniversary 
with Gold Motives Representing the Early Decades of the 20th Century. 
CINÉ LATINO
34th RENCONTRES DE TOULOUSE
TOULOUSE, FRANCE
ARTIST: R0NALD CURCHOD TRAVAUX
 
15 
FESTIVAL 
DEL CINE ESPAÑOL 
Y LATINOAMERICANO
ITALIA 2022
Artist: Alfredo Palmero, Barcelona
25 FESTIVAL DE
MALAGA
MALAGA, SPAIN
Designed Petra Eriksson 
the concept of the Swedish artist is “After the pandemic - Reborn.”
ASIAN WORLD
FILM FESTIVAL
2022 EDITION
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Designed by Fifth Atrium Agency

46th HONG KONG
INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
Hong Kong
DESIGNED BY FRANK CHAN
Inspired by the Eurasian tree sparrow seen across East Asia
37th SANTA BARBARA
INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
Artist Hank Pitcher
 The concept is the desire to discover, 
as a surfer gazes at the ocean,
as the spectator looks at the screen inside a movie theater.
MALMÖ ARAB
FILM FESTIVAL
12th EDITION
SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES
SOCIAL RELEVANT
FILM FESTIVAL
9th EDITION
NYC, NEW YORK
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL
DE CINE FANTÁSTICO
FERATUM 11
PÁZCUARO, MEXICO
ARTIST DOSAK MORENO
INSPIRED IN THE FILM “NOSFERATU” by F.W. Murnau
12th BEIJING
INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
BEIJING, CHINA
The Great Wall of China with the slogan “United we advanced.”
HELSINKI
INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
HELSINKI, FINLAND
ARTIST TIITU TAKALO
“Love & Anarchy” are represented by Maud & Clémentine
SHORT
CA’ FOSCARI
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
EDITION 2022
VENICE, ITALY
ARTIST LORENZO MATTOTTI
41. FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA
INTERNATIONAL EN 
EBITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE
ROUYN-NORANDA
QUÉBEC, CANADA
HAMPTONS
INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
30 YEARS
HAMPTONS, NEW YORK
ARTWORK BY STANLEY WHITNEY
FICUNAM 12
12o FESTIVAL
INTERNACIONAL DE CINE UNAM
CDMX, MEXICO
Designed by Castrejón y Rocha
The four universes of experimental cinema.
31st FESTIVAL
BIARRITZ AMERIQUE LATINE
CINEMAS & CULTURE
BIARRITZ, FRANCE
THE COLORS AND EXUBERANT NATURE OF Brazil.
75 LOCARNO
FILM FESTIVAL
LOCARNO, SWITZERLAND
Designed By Vito Manolo Roma,
Who presents a classy & more contemporary
image of the festival on its 75th Anniversary.
SITGES 2022
56 FESTIVAL 
INTERNATIONAL DE CINEMA
FANTÁSTIC DE CATALUNYA
CATALUNYA, SPAIN
Made by China Agency
Featuring the Neon Lights of 'Tron' Illuminate
72. BERLINALE
FILM FESTIVAL
BERLIN, GERMANY
Designer Claudia Schramke
“Curiosity and good spirits.”

48. FESTIVAL DE HUELVA
CINE IBEROAMERICANO 2022
HUELVA, SPAIN
DESIGNED BY José Luis Agreda
An animated version of iconic filmmaker Luis Buñuel 
with elements of some of his most classic films made in Spain and Mexico
such as “As Nazarin,” “Simon of the Desert,” and “Las Hurdes.” 
ANIMA
THE BRUSSELS
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Designed by Pieter De Poortere
Presenting an animated steamship
 CONCORTO
FILM FESTIVAL
PONTENURE, PIACENZA, ITALY
Illustration: Elisa Talentino
Children riding a donkey looking at each other 
united by blue lace.
FAR EAST
FILM FESTIVAL 24
UDINE, ITALY
Creators: Robert Rosolin & Leonardo Ulian,
with the theme of connections to the future

 SIXTY-THIRD
THESSALONIKI
INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
THESSALONIKI, GREECE
Artist Dimitris Trimintzios "TAXIS."
His original artwork will be
auctioned by the festival & all the profits
 donated to the support of abused women.
 
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU
FILM DE MONTAGNE
AUSTRIANS #39
AUSTRIANS, FRANCE
CADENCES IN RHYTHM
FESTIVAL DES 3 CONTINENTS
AFRICA, LATIN AMERICA, ASIA
NANTES, FRANCE
Designed by Graphic Studio Lesbeauxours
The image belongs to the Restored version of 1978
Indian Film
"Thampu" by Goviandan Araviandan
 24th THESSALONIKI
DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
ATHENS, GREECE

 
70. TRENTO
FILM FESTIVAL
EDITION 2022
 TRENTO, ITALY
ARTIST: Milo Manara
CLERMONT-FERRAND
INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL 2022
CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE
Designed by Belgian Illustrator Brecht Evens
“The drawing shows what we missed the most: Discovering new films
in the company of thousands of new people for us to meet.”
NATURE & CULTURE
INTERNATIONAL
POETRY FILM FESTIVAL
EDITION 2022
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Designed by Danish Artist Hunter Berg.
FILMFIEST
MUNICH
2022
MUNICH, GERMANY
Created by Dutch illustrator Zeloot
The urban concept includes 
the audience, the stars, the films, and the city.
 XPOSED
QUEER FILM FESTIVAL
BERLIN 2022
BERLIN, GERMANY
 20o. FESTIVAL
INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE
MORELIA
MORELIA, MICHOACAN, MEXICO
RODRIGO TOLEDO
Presenting the symbols of the city of Morelia and the Festival
SYDNEY SCIENCE FICTION
FILM FESTIVAL
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Designed by
Richard de Carvalho, Lunacraft Productions
Introducing A Ghost in the Shell
OSAKA ASIAN
FILM FESTIVAL
2022
OSAKA, JAPAN
AUROVILLE
FILM FESTIVAL 2022
TAMIL NADU, INDIA
Graphic Designers Dominique & Marco
FESTIVAL 
INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE 
HORROR DE 
LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO
MACABRO 2022
CDMX, MEXICO
DIEGO ÁLVAREZ & ROXANA RUIZ
EDINBURGH

SPANISH FILM 
FESTIVAL 2022
Edinburgh, Scotland
Designed by Guillermo Ortega
FicWALLMAPU
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL
DEL CINE Y LAS ARTES
INDIGENOUS WALLMAPU
TEMUCO, CHILE
Festival dedicated to the cultural interchange 
with the indigenous communities of the world
FARGO
FILM FESTIVAL
FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA
Designed by Punchgut
The return to the movie theaters
39th ANNUAL
MIAMI
FILM FESTIVAL
MIAMI, FLORIDA
Raul Monge, designer
15th ANNUAL IRANIAN
FILM FESTIVAL
SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Poster Contest winner: Zahra Khadem Shariat
A tree for growth with traditional Persian motifs.
30. EnergaCAMERIMAGE
INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
TORUN, POLAND
Architect Piotr Jablonski
The Golden Frogs are back with sensibility, beauty, and wisdom 
contain in film stories and compassion for other people.
The 33rd ANNUAL
PALM SPRINGS
INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 
EDITION 2021
Representing the glamour, excitement, and wisdom
10th CINE MAGNIFICO
LATINO
FILM FESTIVAL
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
AUTHOR XAVI RUBIRAS
CORONADO ISLAND
FILM FESTIVAL
2022 EDITION
CORONADO ISLAND, CALIFORNIA
Created by Judd Brand Media
18. FESTIVAL
DE CINE DE TODOS LOS SANTOS
TODOS LOS SANTOS, LA PAZ & LOS CABOS;
BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO
AUTHOR: COLLECTIVE 
After the pandemic, a new generation brings
new ideas and visual concepts to enrich the cinematic arts.
 SEATTLE
INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL 2022
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Created by Mark ‘Monkey’ Watson, Wongdoody Agency.
 The psychedelic creation makes reference to everything
from Illuminati symbolism to crystals, Freemasons, and cinema reels.
17. SHORTS MÉXICO 2022
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE 
CORTOMETRAJES DE MÉXICO
CDMX, MÉXICO
DESIGNED BY NEKAME MARIN y ÁNGEL CERVANTES
Representing the God of Shorts as the entire “retro” & nostalgic piece
is inspired by the video games from the 1970s,
with its Mexican roots and environment.
LOFT
FILM FESTIVAL
EDITION 2022
 TUCSON, ARIZONA
DESIGNED BY Matt McCoy!
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL 
DE NUEVO CINE
LATINOAMERICANO
EDITION 43
LA HAVANA, CUBA
Designed by Raúl Valdés González (Raupa).
Inspired by the New platforms and multimedia
with the title “Cine a lo grande/Larger than film.”
46 MOSTRA
INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA
SÃO PAULO
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
ARTIST EDUARDO KOBRA
The 120 Celebration of “trip to the Moon” by George Melies,
and how cinema has the power to make our dream,
and take us to unimaginable places.
FOURTH ANNUAL
FRENCH RIVIERA
FILM FESTIVAL
Cannes, France
Art by Cindy Shaoul
BOGOSHORTS
FESTIVAL
DE CORTOS DE BOGOTÁ
SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
20th EDITION
BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
Juan Esteban Duque, Motif Estudio
“Let there be light, and there was light.”
29th SAN DIEGO LATINO
FILM FESTIVAL 
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Contest winner Naandeye Garcia
The joy that comes from making & watching movies

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