Welcome to the PosterSpy creative brief for PAIN AND GLORY, the new film from Pedro Almodovar, starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz. To coincide with the UK release on August 23, PosterSpy invites you to create a poster that celebrates the masterful aesthetic and visual style of the legendary director, Pedro Almodovar.
This Creative Brief is open to worldwide participants.
Described as ‘semi-autobiographical’, Pain and Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films.
Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.
Entrants are encouraged to draw on the rich history of Almodovar’s visual styles to create a poster that is ultimately a tribute to his work. It is not essential for the creative to refer to any particular characters or scenes from the film; rather to be inspired by Almodovar’s cinematic pantheon to tell the story of this film director.
You can be inspired by film posters of his past, or the aesthetic style of the films themselves.
Please also find stills and all available assets via the “inspiration” tab for further reference and inspiration only.
Create your artwork at A2 (4960 x 7016 pixels), portrait, 300dpi minimum. PSD or Ai.
Titles and logos are not required but can be used if desired.
Artwork submitted must be 100% your own original content. Do not use any images you don’t have the rights to.
Feel free to share your artwork on your own social channels via #TheArtofAlmodovar
This brief is moderated and only entries that follow the T&Cs will be accepted.
This Creative Brief will be judged by Pedro Almodovar.
Create a free account and upload your artwork via our submission form.
Entries uploaded should be a low resolution version of your poster, around 1500 pixels wide, 5MB in size and in JPEG or PNG formats.
Artists will also need to send their A2 hi-resolution (300dpi) PSD/Ai file to firstname.lastname@example.org via WeTransfer.
WeTransfer is a free and secure service. Once the winners are chosen, all hi-res files will be removed from our secure servers.
This Creative Brief is open from Friday 2nd August 9:00am to Monday 20th August 11:59PM UK time.
You may enter more than once.
The film is in UK cinemas for Previews at Picturehouse on 11th August and Everyman and Cineworld on 12th August, so you have the opportunity to view the film as inspiration during the creative process.
One selected artist (1st place) will receive £1000, one selected artist (2nd place) will receive £500.
A selection of entries independent of Pedro’s decision will be chosen by Pathé and exhibited at a prolific Central London Cinema (TBC).
How many submissions can I upload?
You may upload as many submissions as you like, there’s no cap.
Do I keep the rights to my art?
When submitting, you allow Pathé Productions and PosterSpy to share your work on social media to promote the campaign. Winning entries consent to having their artwork featured in the marketing campaign for the release of Pain & Glory. Pathe will not use any of the artwork commercially without the artists permission.
Can I sell prints of my submission?
Legally, you are NOT allowed to sell prints that use another company’s intellectual property.
If I win, how long does it take for me to get my prize money?
Typically 8-12 weeks. This can be much shorter or longer depending on when we receive your information.
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To enter this competition, you must be over 18 years of age. Proof of identity and age may be required. Use of false name or address will result in disqualification.
By submitting your poster for this competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and the Brief (the “Competition Terms”).
By entering this Creative Brief, you allow Pathe to print and exhibit your artwork at the Picturehouse Central from 23 August date to 14 September for the purposes of this activity. Your artwork will not be used by Pathe outside of this campaign and artists retain 100% copyright of their work.
The competition is open from 2nd August 2019 to 20th August 2019 11:59PM BST. Entries submitted after this time will not be accepted.
There will be two (2) prize winners, a first (£1,000) and one runner-up (£500), each to be judged on creativity, originality, quality and relevance to the Brief.
To be eligible for this competition entrants must upload a digital file of their entry to the website posterspy.com. All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition. No responsibility can be accepted for any entries not received for whatever reason.
Prizes are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. The cash prize will be sent by PosterSpy to the respective winners via bank transfer or via PayPal if living outside of the UK. Payment may take up to 12 weeks to be processed. If a winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 2 weeks of being notified, then PosterSpy has the right to withdraw the prize and pick a replacement winner.
Entrants must submit their own original art that follows the provided Brief. No other copyrighted material may be used. The images featured on this website are the intellectual property of this company and/or its affiliates (if applicable) and/or third parties and are provided solely for use in this contest for reference purposes only.
Entrants are prohibited from selling their works without permission.
Entrants have no commercial ownership of any “Pain and Glory” intellectual property by entering this competition.
Not complying with the Competition Terms might result in exclusion from the competition and your entries being removed.
By sharing an entry, Entrants agree that their entry may be promoted and/or broadcast on social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.) (together, the “Materials”), and Entrants grant PosterSpy, Pathe Productions UK, its licensees, successors and assigns the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt and/or modify their entry for the purpose of this campaign only. PosterSpy, Pathe Productions UK and its licensees are NOT given the rights to use your artwork for commercial usage in future campaigns without prior permission. Entrants keep 100% ownership of their own individual work.
Pathe Productions UK retains all rights and ownership to the Pain and Glory intellectual property and all other rights of all third parties in images provided by Pathe Productions UK, in the film “Pain and Glory” and all works related thereto, are expressly reserved.
Entries must not contain content, images, or other material that is in violation of any applicable federal or state laws or regulations, or infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract. The promoter reserves the right to decline any entries that violate these terms and conditions or is in breach of any applicable legislation or copyright.
The decision of the judge(s) is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of the prize awarded.
PosterSpy retains the right to remove any entries that breach these terms and conditions or may damage the PosterSpy or Pathe Productions UK public image.
Pathe Productions UK and PosterSpy are given the right to share artwork without prior permission from or compensation due to the artist to help market and promote “Pain and Glory” via their respective channels (including those of their designees).
Subject to prevailing data protection legislation, by entering the competition you consent to:
the surname and county/state of origin of each winner being obtained by writing to PosterSpy at the address set out in paragraph 1 (above) up to one month after the closing date of the competition, enclosing a stamped addressed stamped envelope or by visiting the website; and the name and images of each winner being used by PosterSpy and Pathe Productions UK on any Pathe Productions UK or PosterSpy operated website, WAP site, on-air and otherwise for promotional and marketing purposes. Neither Pathe Productions UK nor PosterSpy accepts any obligations of confidence towards the winners of the contest.
Insofar as is permitted by law, neither Pathe Productions UK, nor its agents or distributors will in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate any contest entrant or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of entering the competition or taking up a prize (as the case may be) except where it is caused by the negligence of Pathe Productions UK, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. The statutory rights of entrants are not affected.
In administrating this promotion, the Promoter will not collect more of your personal information than absolutely necessary and will only use your personal information for the purposes of this contest.
PosterSpy reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the contest where it becomes necessary to do so.
These Competition Terms shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.