The Cordillera Int’l Film Festival is excited to announce our

$1000 CIFF 2021 Poster Competition!

*** Submissions Now Open ***

The selected poster will become the face of the Festival, as it will be on the cover of newsprint programs, invitations, program books, electronic ads, t-shirts, our Festival trailers, event signage and more.




• Contest is open to all artists. Entries will be accepted from individuals, collaborative teams or design firms.

• Limit 10 entries per person, team or firm.

• There is no cost to submit.

• Only digital copies will be accepted – png or jpg files for contest. Winner will provide PSD file.

• Entries will be evaluated based on appeal, content and marketability. Top 20 Finalists and Grand Prize Winner will be selected by team of independent Judges.

• Design must be easily translated to a variety of mediums.



Submission Deadline - May 10th at 6:00 p.m. PST

Top 20 Announced – May 11th during CIFF’s Live  Facebook Stream

Winner Announced – May 14th 2:00 p.m. PST on our website and social media pages.



All artwork must fit a 11 x 17’ vertical format. Ideally, we’d love to see elements of Reno-Tahoe, NV incorporated into the design. We are a champion of diverse voices and would welcome that being highlighted in the theme as well.

Text must include:

  1. Cordillera International (or Int’l) Film Festival

  2. July 29th – August 2nd , 2021


  4. #CIFFNV

  5. In Person @ Theater // Online @ Home – note: Exact Verbiage not important - we just need to make sure people understand that they can enjoy the festival in person, or from the comfort of their home.

  6. OPPTIONAL Additional verbiage: 5 Days. 150+ Films. Celebrity Panels. Filmmaker Q&A’s. Red Carpet Events.



Please email submission to with the Subject Line – 2021 POSTER CONTEST SUBMISSION. You will receive a confirmation email from us within 72 hours, notifying you that we received your submission. Please be sure to include your contact information  - First & Last Name(s), City, State as well as the best phone number for us to reach you at.





Entrants must own full copyright to the design submitted, which they must be able to certify, if requested. By submitting their entry to this poster contest, all entrants hereby acknowledge and affirm that the Cordillera International Film Festival will have the unlimited right to use or display entries submitted for this competition at any time and in any manner. Uses may include, but are not limited to, print or electronic publications, promotional brochures, posters, or other corporate communications materials.