MEDIA ARTS Center San Diego’s 20th Anniversary San Diego Latino Film Festival Announces Winning Poster
About the poster:
With only a couple of weeks left in the poster contest I drove to San Diego in search of inspiration. I went looking to photograph local landmarks like the Gaslamp District, Balboa Park, the kissing sailor statue, the family crossing signs on the freeway, and the lighthouse. It turned out that the statue had been removed and the family crossing signs aren’t promptly replaced after they’ve been stolen. So, after a somewhat disappointing day I knew I had to come up with another idea. I wanted the poster to celebrate the festival as well as latino filmmaking.
It was on my drive home that I began daydreaming of my childhood birthday parties and all the fun I had dancing, eating tres leches cake, and of course trying to sneak a peek through my blindfold to hit the piñata. And that’s when it hit me, what better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film festival than with a camera piñata! As I approached Los Angeles I searched for custom piñata makers and found one called Amazing Piñatas Inc.. I stopped by to show them my idea and see if they could pull it off in time. The contest deadline was fast approaching but they were able to turn it around with just enough time for me to photograph it and design the poster.
About the designer:
Juan Luis Garcia is a creative from Southern California specializing in photography and graphic design. He works with clients in cultural, non-profit, and commercial fields. His debut photo exhibition and self-published book, “Cuba Y Cubans”, garnered international acclaim and was awarded Blurb’s Book of the Month. He is currently working on his second book titled “Face value: Mirror Portraits” where he is photographing 500 people looking at themselves through a two-way mirror. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and neighbors and is available for freelance work. www.juanluisgarcia.com
This year’s Poster Selection Committee 2013 include: Nuvia Guerra, Artist; Franko Rosas, Graphic Designer; Isaias Crow, Artist; Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director – San Diego Mesa College; Ana Brown, The Roots Factory; Bob Green, The Roots Factory; and Perry Vasquez, Artist/Professor – Southwestern College.
The San Diego Latino Film Festival will celebrate its 20th Anniversary Edition in March 7-17, 2013. SDLFF is a prestigious and internationally recognized festival that celebrates films and videos by Latinos and/or about the Latino experience, screening over 160 works from across Latin America and throughout the United States.
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San Diego Latino Film Festival Sponsors: Major Sponsors: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Harrah’s Rincon Resort and Casino, Leichtag Foundation, U-T San Diego, Vida Latina- San Diego, Enlace, City of San Diego Commission for the Arts & Culture. Showcase Sponsors: “Science on Screen” – Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation, Nickelodeon, Neighborhood House Association, San Ysidro Health Center, AeroMexico, KPBS, County of San Diego, Amtrak, Azteca America San Diego 15, El Latino Newspaper, ViendoMovies. Screen Sponsors: National Endowment for the Arts, Think Blue San Diego. Gala Sponsors: Union Bank, Stella Artois, Double Tree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, Vida Latina – San Diego, San Diego Magazine, Univision. Film Sponsors: McDonald’s, San Diego Toyota Dealers, Diego 99.3 FM, Latino Public Broadcasting, Radio Latina 104.5 FM, New York Life Insurance, Mujer Actual, Hispanic Lifestyle, KSDY-LD, Para Todos, TijuaNEO, El Informador, Elwiri, Frontera San Diego, Hispanic Lifestyle. Official Spanish-Language Television Sponsors: Telemundo 33, Univision KBNT 17.Official English-Language Television Sponsor: ABC10. Official Spanish-Language Radio Sponsors: La Invasora 99.7 FM, Pulsar 107.3 FM. Official Spanish-Langauge Online Sponsor: SanDiegoRed.com. Transportation Sponsor: 5 Star Tours. Official Magazine Sponsor: Giving Back Magazine. Newspaper Sponsors: El Mexicano, San Diego City Beat. Award Sponsor: Macy’s, Vivioptal.