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Setting the Scene Poster Competition: The Winners!

Celebrating our Setting the Scene exhibition, this year we asked you to come up with a striking, original poster for one of the following four imaginary blockbuster films:
Tower Command (Action/Adventure)
Basement Blade 2 (Horror)
Scarlett Manor (Drama)
Starfleet Timeslide (Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

We had a huge response to the competition with the titles being interpreted as everything from multiplex blockbuster to drawing room drama ... with the horror flick Basement Blade proving the most enticing subject. You can view all of the entries in our gallery.

Our panel of judges: Alexander Strang, Product & Licensing Manager at Madman Films, Richard Sowada, Head of ACMI Film Programs, and Elly Bloom, ACMI Marketing and Communications Director, had a hard time choosing from the 41 entries we received. As Richard Sowada said, "What was impressive ... was the detail and multiple layers in almost all of the posters submitted. It's not easy and there is a science behind them which was captured across the board." Read all the judges comments.

... And so, without further ado, ACMI is pleased to announce the winner of the 2009 Setting the Scene poster competition! The gong goes to Luke Degenhardt, for his striking, hilarity-inducing and frankly terrifying poster for Basement Blade II: The closest shave this side of the grave...

Winning poster by Luke Degenhardt
Luke wins a Wacom Bamboo Fun (medium) Graphics Tablet plus a copy of Art of the Modern Movie Poster: International Postwar Style and Design (Chronicle Books).

Click on the image at left to see the poster in all its high-resolution glory.









Runner-Up, Roslyn Bruno's madcap American family comedy with an all-star cast,
Scarlett Manor: Where perfect doesn't exist. Roslyn wins a Micador prize pack including Create-it art pads and Colourfun markers

And our judges wish to give Honourable Mentions to the following fine efforts:

S.L. Dixon, for Tower Command

Cefn Ridout, for Basement Blade II

Rafael Masutti Aresso, for Scarlett Manor

The first 20 entrants have won themselves a double pass to Setting the Scene. Check out our gallery of all the posters.

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