Nick Godlewski, a Riverside City College student, won the International Film Festival poster design contest. A graduate of Rim of the World High School, Godlewski majors in Applied Digital Media.
The poster design competition is open to graphic design students throughout the Inland Empire. The Riverside International Film Festival is in its 17th year and features independent cinemas, subtitled films, student shorts, documentaries, animated films, workshops and forums. This year’s event runs from April 11-14 at venues in Riverside.
Godlewski’s winning entry depicted an orange-themed clapperboard on a red carpet with searchlights illuminating the night sky.
“This competition was a great way to showcase what I have learned from the teachers of the ADM department,” Godlewski said. “I knew I needed an orange in my poster as they are very important to the city. I also thought that a clapperboard is the most recognizable object for film or Hollywood, so I ended up with the orange clapperboard.”
The competition is a reoccurring assignment in Shawn McKelvey’s computer art class, and his students have traditionally dominated the competition.
“I am graduating in the spring and transferring but will always appreciate my time at RCC, especially in the ADM department,” Godlewski said.