The Arlington International Film Festival is very proud to award the 2021 winning poster design with the “allusion to peace” – a $500 award that aims to assist a student in advancing their art studies – to Elena Mathis, student of Mass College of Art in Boston, MA!

Elena Mathis’s design creates a strong connection with the viewer while the bird taking center stage, making direct eye contact and spreading his feathers announce The Arlington International Film Festival. He carries an olive branch in his talons, indeed an ambassador of peace. Mathis says of her design, “my poster was inspired by the theme of documentaries, in particular, nature documentaries about birds with ridiculous courtship dances who always seem to love showing off for the camera.”

The 11th annual edition of the AIFF Poster Competition in Arlington, MA is the benchmark for quality, professional and creative graphic design that sets the course and trends on the international film festival scene.

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