The Chicago International Film Festival’s poster design competition ran from July 9 – Aug 14, 2015. Entry into the competition was free and open to the public. Participating artists were asked to interpret and convey the theme “…because everybody loves movies” into their submission.
“We were overwhelmed by the impressive quality of each poster submitted to our worldwide design competition,” said Michael Kutza, the founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival. The 51st Chicago International Film Festival’s international poster design competition received 275 submissions from 41 countries including South Africa, India, Algeria, Bosnia, Chile, Russia, Vietnam, Ukraine, and Ecuador. Each submission was evaluated and six finalists were selected based on their interpretation of the theme, personal style, typeface and general aesthetics.
Kuo-Crary was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. She moved to Los Angeles in 1996 where she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) before starting a career in the graphic design and illustration industry. Since relocating to Chicago in 2008, she has continued as a senior-level professional working both independently and with clients on a wide range of projects. She is passionate about the creative process and constantly seeking interesting collaborations.