Welcome to the 2021 THIRD ACTion Film Festival Poster Contest

We are looking for creative individuals wanting to share their creative talents with the Calgary festival community.

Contest Details

Submissions will be accepted September 1st, 2020 to February 28, 2021
The winner will be announced March 19th, 2021 on social media.
Visit the website to enter your submission.

Submission Specifications:
Proof File Format for Review: PDF or JPG no larger than 6 MB
Please name your file “2021 Poster Contest Submission_(your name)”

1st - 750.00 + 4 festival passes
2nd - 250.00 + 2 festival passes + art show display
3rd - 2 festival passes + art show display

Top 7 Honorable Mentions Receive:
1 festival pass
Submission displayed at festival art show
Acknowledgement on social media channels and on website
Art displayed on festival website during and after the 2021 film festival

Final Poster Specification for Printing: (Original Art File Build Specs)
Print Size: 33” Wide x 51” Tall
Resolution: 300 dpi
Final Print File Format: Digital File EPS or JPG
If the poster does not have a white border, please include a 0.25” bleed
Final Art File Colour Format: CYMK

Art Submission MUST Include:
Event Dates: June 11-13, 2021
THIRD ACTion Film Festival logo
Our Website:
Your name in small font located on the bottom of the poster
Adherence to the THIRD ACTion Film Festival logo/brand guidelines. Visit the contest page on our website for details. (deviations may be approved with permission - contact with requests)

Things to Take into Consideration When Designing:
The “third act” of life is defined as your 70s, 80s, and 90s.

THIRD ACTion Film Festival celebrates aging and older adults. The time has come to rejoice in the vibrancy, promise and joy of our third act because let’s face it, we don’t have a choice about getting older!

Through films and talks, we strive to end ageism. Films featured will either have older adults in leading roles or deal with subjects of relevance to older adults.

We want everyone to take action on planning for their best possible third act. If you can’t picture it, you can’t bring it to life.

Our demographic:
Is currently predominantly 56-85 year old females.
We want to start attracting 45-55 year olds
We are looking to attract more male patrons

Download Brand Standards Guidelines and Vector Files

Art Submission Disclaimer:

THIRD ACTion Film Festival is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or otherwise unusable entries, including entries that are lost or unusable due to computer, internet, or electronic problems.


By submitting a poster for entry in the competition, the designer acknowledges that he/she is the person that created the poster and is the rightful owner. The designer also certifies that the poster does not infringe upon the rights of any third party and that it does not violate any copyright.

The first-place winner will be asked to sign a release giving THIRD ACTion Film Festival exclusive use of the design for a period of one year and non-exclusive use in perpetuity thereafter. The first-place winning poster design may also be used for other promotional materials such as tickets, passes, T-shirts, pins, magnets, stickers, hats, web banners, and printed advertisements.

Non-winning submitters retain the copyright to their respective designs.

The first, second and third place designers acknowledge that the prize money and festival tickets is the only form of remuneration being offered and that there will be no royalties or other benefits derived from the sale or reproduction of this work by THIRD ACTion Film Festival.