Poster Show Part 2: Art Director’s Cut –  Call for Entries

It’s baaa-aaack! AIGA Atlanta is teaming up with The Atlanta Film Society to host the sequel to last year’s smash hit Poster Show + Mixtape Collaboration fundraiser with a new twist: MOVIES!

Open Call Entry Deadline is March 1.  

And just like all sequels, there will be more action, more excitement, and more explosions (of creative output)!

Remember when Sloth loved Chunk? What about when Dorothy clicked her heels together three times? Or when ET phoned home?

Think of your favorite magical movie moment, design a poster inspired by that film, and send it to us! All submissions will be reviewed by a few carefully selected critics and a juried exhibition will be on display during the 2017 Atlanta Film Festival with a fundraiser event at the end of March.  If you design it, they will come! Once again, prints of all chosen posters will be for sale. Why? Because frankly my dear, we do give a damn about continuing to fund AIGA Atlanta’s fantastic annual programming. 

Even if your poster is not chosen for the show, we’re going to make you an offer you can’t refuse: you can come to the event for free! So, you’ve got that going for you - which is nice. Keep checking back for updates on judges, sponsors, prizes, and party details.

Deadline: March 1. No exceptions or wire hangers, ever!

Meet the Judges

  • Doug Grimmett – President and founder of Primal Screen, former AIGA ATL President, and AIGA Fellow
  • Kristy Breneman – Creative Director of Atlanta Film Society
  • Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman – Founders of DKNG Studios, a full-service design and illustration firm in Los Angeles with a focus on the entertainment industry

File Setup & Delivery

  • Your file should be set up to 18” x 24” with a .125” bleed and crop marks.
  • Name your file with your first and last name and movie title. EXAMPLE: HannibalLecter_SilenceoftheLambs.pdf
  • Upload your print-ready pdf, at least 300 dpi, here and fill in the form questions.

FAQS - You want answers? WE HAVE THE TRUTH!!!

Is there a submission fee?

Nah. Your time and talent is payment enough. 

Can my submission be created in another medium?

If you prefer to hand draw, paint, or screenprint your piece, you can! But where we’re going, we’ll still need a digital file at the correct size so we can print it.

Can I submit more than one design?

Sure, but we may not be able to exhibit more than one.  Otherwise, we’re going to need a bigger boat.

Surely, you can’t be serious about having restrictions?

We are serious . . . and don’t call us Shirley. Due to copyright laws, we encourage you to completely reimagine any theatrical artwork. You must not use any illustration, photography, film stills or fonts from an original movie poster that you do not have the rights to. However, if your friend is an indie filmmaker and he/she gives you permission to use stills from their latest project, that’s a different story! AIGA Atlanta reserves the right to disqualify any piece we feel too closely resembles a previous, studio-distributed movie poster.

How will the posters be printed?

The chosen submissions will be printed digitally by our Oscar Award-winning sponsor,  Bennett Graphics. Ok, not the official Oscars, but they are stars in our eyes!  AIGA is eternally grateful for Bennett Graphics’ donation of screen time. 

How will I know if my poster will be included in the show?

All artists whose posters are chosen will be notified by mid-March. Don’t call us, we’ll call you.

How will the posters be sold?

By submitting artwork for this event, you are giving permission for us to print digital copies of your submission. Up to 10 copies of these prints will be for sale at the show and in the future to raise funds for AIGA Atlanta.


It’s a sled.

More questions?

Contact Katie Bryl at 443.804.3705 or 

Many Thanks to

Bennett Graphics -

Primal Screen –

International Paper –

Positype –

Signature Design –

When & Where
Tue, Jan 3, 2017 - Wed, Mar 1, 2017 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM EST