Contest winning poster combines graphic elements from the Borough flag with the signature colors of the festival.

This April the West Chester Film Festival is back for its 17th festival. A feat that wouldn’t have happened without you.

“Community is what makes the West Chester Film Festival so special, and we love showcasing local artists at the Fest!” said Victoria Rose, Sponsorship Coordinator for the West Chester Film Festival.

So, perhaps it is not surprising that they reached out to the West Chester Community (with a little help) to find inspiration for this year’s poster design. They received numerous entries but one, in particular, stood out. 

“I’m a graphic designer who lives in West Chester with my husband, two kids (both currently away at college), and a black lab. I saw the poster contest for the West Chester Film Festival in Hello! West Chester and decided to submit a design,” shared Linda Collinson, graphic designer.

“I based the poster on the design and colors of the West Chester film festival logo and the festival number symbol. The angles also echo the angles in the West Chester Borough flag,” she said.

“Linda found out about the contest in Hello! West Chester and we are so glad she did. Her poster is a fresh take on our classic logo, and we can’t wait to see it all around town soon!” shared Victoria. 

“I didn’t grow up here, but when I moved to West Chester 25 years ago it felt like home to me,” said Linda. “I love the town, and its many parades, festivals, and markets. There is so much creativity in this town!”

The WCFF will be held from April 28 to April 30 this year. In the meantime, keep your eyes out for Linda’s posters which should be hitting storefronts soon. 

Originally published, Mar. 10, 2023

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