MEDIA ARTS Center San Diego is proud to announce the winner of the 2012 San Diego Latino Film Festival poster competition. Congratulations to Florie Parenthoux for her stunning design!
Florie Parenthoux is a 24-year old artist from Annecy, France. Ms. Parenthoux is currently completing a B.A. in graphic design and digital media from University of Greenwich in London. Her artistic influences include noted British graphic designer Vaughn Oliver and Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier. Ms. Parenthoux believes graphic design should be used to inspire and touch people’s emotions, something she tries to achieve with her own work.
Ms. Parenthoux discusses her thematic interests and artistic process: “Through my design I wanted to make the audience feel the heat and color of Latin American culture. I used paper and paint to realize the flowers, while the rest is only a bit of Photoshop image manipulation. I tried to avoid the expected, so the connections with cinema are not immediately obvious. But I used the typography “Tall Film” and also placed 16mm film in different parts of the poster. I really wanted to communicate the warm feel of Latin American culture by designing a colorful and romantic atmopshere.”
You can learn more about Florie Parenthoux here.
To view the other finalists, click here.
Over 80 works were entered in our 3rd annual SDLFF Poster Competition! Additionally, we received entries from all over the world, including such far away places as South Korea, Canada, England, and Argentina, as well as many local entries.
We want to thank all the talented artists who participated in the San Diego Latino Film Festival Poster Competition.
Thank you again to our 2012 Jury:
Nuvia Crisol Guerra is a visual artist from Paramount, California. She is a co-curator of Mercado Golondrina, a traveling urban market for artists and craftspeople, and the artist-in-residence at Calacas y Marisposas. When Crisol isn’t in her studio, she’s involved in the San Diego community as a curator, promoter, and lecturer. Learn more about Crisol here.
“Chikle” was born and raised in San Diego and Baja California by a pair of brave and beautiful Mexican immigrants. He began screen-printing in 1995 while in high school and recently started experimenting with watercolors and acrylics in 2010. His work began as a response to a society and system that censors propoganda that is anti-war and anti-establishment. He takes a bold leap into flipping socio-political messages through designs that exhibit humor, diversity, language, and a myriad of other messages that either unnerve the viewer or challenge to see beyond the myths we are living today. Learn more about Chikle here.
Mario Chacon is an artist of deep spiritual and cultural orientation. His Native American Ceremonial life provides the underpinnings for much of his work, and the socio-political issues that spawned the “Chicano Movement” of the late sixties and seventies factor prominently in his artistic development. Nearly 40 years later these same issues remain at the heart of his people’s struggle and compel him to continue to create. Chacon’s acclaimed work has toured throughout California and the Southwest and has been published as book covers, musical CD jacket artwork, Theater program art, and a variety art and academic publications. Chacon has also served as a Community College Dean of Student Affiars. To learn more about Chacon click here.
The 19th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 8-18, 2012) will take place at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (off 163 Freeway & Friars Rd.). Over 150 feature and short films are scheduled to be screened and close to 100 special guest actors and filmmakers will be in attendance. The festival’s line-up of films and special guests will be announced early February 2012.
Purchase your 2012 SDLFF Festival Passes here!
If you have any questions regarding the 2012 SDLFF Poster Comeptition, feel free to contact Lisa Franek, Festival Curator, at (619) 230-1938 x102 or via email email@example.com.
See you at the Festival!