The Festival, through the eyes of Graphic Design students


➢ The Film Festival connects with students of different disciplines thanks to the inclination of their teachers for the contents of the film event

➢ Graphic design and university students from the Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño Gran Canaria and from the Fernando Pessoa University get involved in the Festival with different activities

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Friday, April 21, 2023.- The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival released a month ago the poster and the cycle this edition would revolve around, the one dedicated to the 50-year-old film The Spirit of the Beehive. However, months before, first-year students of the Higher Artistic Studies of Graphic Design at the Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño Gran Canaria were already working on developing a poster for a festival that they had imagined long before this year’s theme was announced. Their work reached the Festival team, which has not hesitated to thank their school for spreading, through a task, the film event.

Encouraged by their teachers, ardent followers of the Festival, the students began to create a poster design proposal for the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival. As a starting point, they carried out a research on the film event, as well as its idiosyncrasy and values, in order to graphically capture their concept in a free proposal. Some works were based on such well-known films in the history of cinema as Metropolis, Journey to the Moon, Citizen Kane, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, A Clockwork Orange, Planet of the Apes, and even The Spirit of the Beehive; but also on some of the filmmakers they loved: Pedro Almodóvar, Quentin Tarantino, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles; besides focusing, in certain cases, on the relationship between cinema and the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or on the posters created by Saul Bass.

And it was precisely Orson Welles’ cinema the one the filmmaker and professor Amaury Santana revisited with a group of students of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication from the Fernando Pessoa University. At Cinesa El Muelle, they watched and analyzed F for Fake, which was included in this edition’s Déjà vu section.


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