953 posters submitted by 405 designers from all around the world – but only three can claim their FilmDoo prizes.
Scan Computers are delighted to announce the winners of the FilmDoo Fan Art Film Poster competition. Artwork re-imagining promotional material for iconic films was submitted by hundreds of entrants from around the globe, with artists Marie Bergeron from Montreal, Canada, Ollie Boyd from Kirkcaldy, Scotland and Ben Holmes from London, England chosen as prize winners at a ceremony held at the Next Pavilion, the digital forum at Cannes.
A capacity audience at the world’s most prestigious Film Festival witnessed the announcement.
“We had a great range of entries and a really good standard, so it was quite hard to make the choices!” said jury member Mia Matson, founder and Creative Director of design agency Creative Partnership and creator of the original poster for Reservoir Dogs.
A panel of industry experts joined Mia in judging submissions including Gabriel Swartland, Head of Marketing & PR at prestigious independent and art-house cinema group Picturehouse Cinemas; Elliot Grove, the founder of Raindance Film Festival and the British Independent Film Awards; Tom Abell, the Managing Director of leading independent film distributor Peccadillo Pictures; Timba Smits, the Creative Director from leading independent film magazine Little White Lies; Birgitta Hosea, Digital Artist & Course Director from Central Saint Martins University of Arts London, one of the leading providers of education in art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts; Tim Murray, trade journalist and Editor of industry newsletter The RayGun and Anna Bogutskaya, Business and marketing Manager for Shooting People.
The complete list of prizes received by the winners include equipment and vouchers from: Adobe, Raindance, Scan, Nvidia, Little White lies and Shooting People. Marie, Ollie and Ben win a £1000 voucher each to spend on kit at Scan Computers, plus the opportunity to work on a poster for a UK film release.
I’m sure you’ll agree that the quality and talent on display from the winning artwork is top notch.
Marie Bergeron for her rendition of The Godfather (1972),
Oliver Boyd for his Cannes-debuting action film Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Ben Holmes for his watercolor version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).
Jury members also gave a Special Mention to Grete Milašiūtė’s poster for Ex-Machina.
Grete Milašiūtė’s poster for Ex-Machina (2015).
FilmDoo, described as the “Spotify” for independent cinema, is a new online film discovery platform that aims to connect audiences around the world with international cinema – www.filmdoo.com
Screen Writer, Director and Author Maxim Jago is the Chief Innovation Officer for FilmDoo,
”The response to our Poster Art competition was amazing. The artists were
incredibly talented and I certainly didn¹t envy our judges having to
choose the top three!
This competition wouldn¹t have been possible without our wonderful
partners and I’d like to give a special shout out to Scan for being one of
the first to recognise the value of investing in future talent this way.
Stay tuned for more info. You can find out more the work of Marie, Ollie and Ben at the following websites
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