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Visual Identification of the Camerimage European Film Centre [ECFC]

The ECFC Institution of Culture and the Association of Polish Graphic Designers are announcing an international competition for visual identification of the Camerimage European Film Centre – a newly established cultural institution in Toruń (Poland).

The ECFC headquarters which, according to plans, will be completed in the second half of 2025, will serve as the venue for various cultural events – from film premieres, through film and theatre festivals, concerts, exhibitions, conferences and others. There are also plans to locate a museum of film and / or design in this building. Additionally, the ECFC space will be leased – both for social and commercial purposes.

Essentially, until the end of the investment process, the Cultural Institution will co-organize subsequent editions of the EnergaCAMERIMAGE film festival every year.

Visual identification, which is the subject of the competition, will be widely used in communication even before the end of the investment process and the establishment of the centre itself, also in order to publicise the architectural competition and the annual EnergaCAMERIMAGE (being the communication by the co-organizer and not the festival).

The competition is open-ended and comprised of two stages.

In the first stage of the competition, participants submit a portfolio and on this basis the Jury will select up to five graphic studios / designers who will be invited to prepare competition designs for a fee. The refuse fee is 1,000 Euro gross. In the second stage, selected studios / designers will be asked to design a logo and additional materials. The identification for the Camerimage European Film Centre will be selected on this basis. The value of the commission (the prize) is 12,000 Euro gross.

The competition jury will be composed of internationally recognized designers – Jonathan Barnbrook, a legendary British designer, filmmaker and typographer, who is accredited with eg. album cover designs for David Bowie, as well as Erik Kessels, a Dutch artist, designer and curator. Creative Director of the independent KesselsKramer advertising agency. They will be joined by Marcin Władyka PhD, a famous Polish designer specializing in publishing graphics, visual identification, animation and TV graphics, associated with the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, owner of the headmade studio, and Marek Żydowicz, director of the Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

Please find more information on the official website.