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26th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival’s Winning Poster Revealed

San Diego CA— Media Arts Center San Diego, producer of the San Diego Latino Film Festival, is proud to announce the winning design of its International Poster Competition, by Italian illustrator and graphic facilitator Donatella Esposito.

Official 26th San Diego Latino Film Festival poster, by Donatella Esposito

With its colorful and playful characters, the winning artwork captures the essence of the festival’s annual celebration of Latino film, music, and art, and culture. According to the artist, her design represents the “joyful atmosphere” of the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Esposito adds that her main goal is to “apply graphic facilitation in social policies and in projects connected to innovative and engaging educational experiences”.

The winning design was selected by a committee comprised of designers, artists and marketing professionals who reviewed over 400 entries from local and international artists. Several finalists were from Southern California and Baja, Mexico. The winner has received a $1,000 prize. The finalists’ entries were displayed at El Camino restaurant in Little Italy on December 13th. They are now available on MACSD’s Flickr page.

Jury Members: Adolfo Ventura (MAAC Project & MACSD Board Member), Alexis Emilio Contreras (Graphic Designer at MindGruve), Andy Gonzalez (La Onda Arte), Armando Medina (Art Director at MindGruve), Franko Rosas (Art Director MACSD), Gary Benzel (Lecturer of Graphic Design at SDSU).

The new poster will inspire the visuals created for the 26th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, which is set to take place at AMC Fashion Valley from March 14 – 24, 2019. The festival invites film-lovers and filmmakers to enjoy over 180 films from Latin America, Spain, and the US, live entertainment, art exhibitions, a food, wine & beer festival, special guests and more.

Festival passes are now on sale at a discounted rate, until December 31st. Visit sdlatinofilm.com/2018-holiday-sale to purchase your passes.