Orphans Midwest Poster Contest


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Orphans Midwest Poster Contest

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The IU Cinema, IU Libraries Film Archive, and the Orphan Film Symposium invite aesthetically-minded fans of the moving image to submit poster designs for Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image. This three-day symposium hosts an impressive gathering of scholars, archivists, and media artists, screening dozens of cinema rarities and rediscoveries, as well as new productions, music performances, and curated presentations. “Orphan films” are all manner of neglected and ephemeral cinematic artifacts, ranging from home movies to outtakes to educational movies to newsreels. More information:

Design Details:

All information below must be included in the poster

Size: 12in x 18in
Title: Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image
Dates: September 26-28, 2013
IU Cinema website: http://www.cinema.indiana.edu/
Additional Information number: 812-856-2503
IU Cinema logo: Download versions here.
Sponsors (can be in small print if needed): Presented by IU Libraries Film Archive, Indiana University Cinema and NYU Cinema Studies/Tisch School of the Arts. This project is supported by Indiana University’s New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Program and the College of Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI). Other partners include IU’s Department of Communication and Culture’s Film and Media Studies Program, Black Film Center/Archive, The Kinsey Institute, Lilly Library, and the Media Preservation Initiative.

NOTE: Design contest winners may need to make minor edits to design prior to printing

Winning Design

● Will be printed and distributed around campus and community, and will be included in promotional materials online and at conference
● Designer will receive their choice of a framed copy of the poster or a pass to the 2013 Orphan Film Symposium

Submission Deadline and Technical Specifications

● Design submissions are due by August 12, 2013
● Design must not include copyrighted images, characters, or clip art
. Images from orphan films can be found at the Orphan Film Symposium Tumblr and blog, or at the IULFA Flickr or Instagram.
● Submissions should be in the form of a high resolution (150 dpi minimum) .pdf file
● Submissions can be sent to orphansmidwest@gmail.com.
● If submissions are too large to email, submissions can be in the form of a downloadable file, with a link provided