Jitter-Magazine has announced an international illustration competition Beasts! in Movies. Here are the details:
Jitter is the only German magazine focusing on illustration, comic art, and animation. Each issue covers a key issuelike “drawing”, “music”, “laughter”, “fashion”–the forthcoming issue (October) covers “beasts”. In our categories: interview, artistportrait, art show, image+narration, we present illustrators anddesigners, talk with art directors, publishers, university lecturers,gallery owners; we review comics, dvd, books on illustration, design,animation and fine art and related theory.
The main purpose of jitter is not only to show great artwork andartists but to have a close look at their context. We look oncontemporary and historic illustration in regard to philosophy,psychology of perception, semiotics, media theory and art history. Webelieve that picture making is deeply rooted in mankind and not a thing of modernity or luxury.
Beasts! in Movies Competition
Entry of this competition is free.
Deadline is September 30th, 2008.
Beasts! What would man be without the creature? Whether admirationor contempt, emotion or horror, the ambivalent relationship between manand creature has been the source of countless stories of all cultures.
Seeing himself as creation’s crowning glory, man keeps his distance tonature only to use it as screen for all kinds of desires and fears.Over and over again this has been the reason for movies; whether theyaim for
a romantic view of a primordial lost world, used at the same time as ametaphor for the innocent of childhood or they aim for the darkestnightmares of an unnameable evil hidden in any unknown terrain — evenin our own basement. The fascination of the creature is a never endingsource.All professional illustrators and students of art programs are eligible to enter.
Workmust be dated after August 2007 and should have beasts who appeared inmovies as a theme. These beasts can be real, fantastic, harmless ormenacing. The manner of the beast’s demeanor, its appearance alone, inpairs or in masses, as well as the staging of the encounter betweenhuman and beast are interesting starting points.Work must have the size relations 1:2,35 (cinemascope) and be submitted in digital format. Work will be evaluated through a professional jury. All selected work will beshowcased in Berlin in an exhibition at a cinema of the Yorck cinema-group. Faber-Castell and Adobe have kindly made available prizesamounting to Euro 3300.
We are especially happy to have a distinguished panel of judges including Armin Abmeier, Publisher (Die Tollen Hefte), GER; AndrewConingsby, Representative (DebutArt Ltd & The Coningsby Gallery),London GB; Dr. Rolf Giesen, Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin, expert forphantastic film, GER; Steven Guarnaccia, Parsons New School for Design, New York USA;Andrea Offermann, Illustrator, GER; Prof. Albrecht Rissler,Illustrator, GER; Sabine Witkowski,Curator and Cultural Manager, H.Torsten Wolber, Illustrator, GER.
Download an entry form here!