Poster Competition

2016 MCNY Annual Short Film Festival Poster Competition  


Metropolitan College of New York School for Business Media Management MBA Program will be presenting the MCNY 7th Annual Short Film Festival September 15 – 16, 2016, organized, developed and produced by its Media Management MBA students to celebrate short films, filmmakers and the business of film. This year’s theme is “New Beginnings” to celebrate our new beginnings as new filmmakers, new MBAs and as we move into our two new locations at 60 West Street, New York, NY and 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY.

poster for website finalFor the fourth year, the Festival is putting a call out to student artists and graphic designers for our annual festival poster artwork. Students, Student Artists and Student Designers are encouraged to submit work for the Film Festival Poster Competition by close of business May 27, 2016.  This year, we hope to have many diverse submissions interpreting our theme and branding our

Late submissions will NOT be accepted.

Guidelines: The competition is open to all student artists and graphic designers; you must have an .edu email address to enter a submission. All submissions must be received by the deadline of close of business on May 27, 2016. Entries will only be accepted from individuals who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school. No additional prize money will be awarded.

We are looking for images that celebrate Short Film, Filmmakers and the business of film in an interesting, relevant and visually innovative way that avoids stereotypes and clichés. This year’s theme for our Film Festival is “New Beginnings” and should address new beginnings: as new filmmakers, new MBAs and as we move into our two new locations at 60 West Street, New York, NY and 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY. Entries will be judged using the following criteria:

*Overall impact of the display for eye-catching appeal, visual attractiveness, and its ability to draw the viewer in;

*Clarity of the message’s demonstration for a Short Film/film festival;

*Appropriateness of the graphics for the festival;

*Creativity in the interpretation of the theme;

Entries must be submitted as a high-resolution jpeg file.

In the artwork, you must include “MCNY 7th Annual Short Film Festival, September 15-16, 2016” “School for Business Media Management MBA Program” and the unaltered MCNY logos (which will be provided upon successful registration by emailing and the festival theme “New Beginnings.” The design artwork may be in the form of photography, painting, graphic art, or illustration, in color or black and white, but must be submitted in a high resolution jpeg file so that it is easy to translate into a range of online and print materials such as 24×36 posters, newsprint ads, t-shirts, film, street banners, bus advertisements, etc.

Each person must provide the information requested below and agree to the terms and conditions in order to submit. All submissions will be judged based on content, appeal and marketability. The decisions of the judges will be final. MCNY does not take on liability for submissions. All submissions become the shared property of the artist and MCNY. By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees that MCNY has permission to use the image for purposes including, but not limited to: slides, brochures, advertisements, display, t-shirts, souvenir programs, festival badges & tickets, websites, postcards, etc.6th Annual Festival Poster

Copyrighted material: Material that is not original or the property of the artist is prohibited.

If your poster design is selected, you will win USD $250 and your design will contribute the look of the Festival by appearing on Festival posters, postcards, program, invitations, and much more, providing significant and immeasurable exposure to your artwork/design.  All posters that advance to the final round will be exhibited during the 2016 MCNY 7th Annual Short Film Festival, September 15-16, 2016.