Create unique digitally illustrated poster designs inspired by the upcoming film, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.
This summer, Focus Features is proud to present the most fashionable film of the season–Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. Get ready to embrace your glamorous side, because this brief will be a trip for the ages! In support of the film, Focus would love to collaborate with YOU on the official campaign:
Create digitally illustrated poster artwork inspired by Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.
Your artwork should pay homage to the classic elegance of 1950s French fashion and celebrate a true creative hero’s journey–anything is possible when you dare to follow your dreams!
This is your chance! Design to astonish.
Four  Selected Creators will be chosen by director Anthony Fabian and Focus Features, and each will receive $2,000 USD per work.
The Selected Creators’ artwork may be promoted on official social media channels.
Please note, this brief is open only to residents of the United States and the United Kingdom. See the Creative Brief Guidelines below for full details.
Create digitally illustrated poster artwork inspired by Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
Your submission should pay homage to the foundational themes of Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris whilst creatively focusing on the style and tone of the upcoming film. Key themes include:
Fulfilling your dreams!
Tone: Classic, Feel-good, Uplifting, Dreamy, Romantic
Aesthetic: 50’s Fashion, 50’s silhouettes, Classic Parisian fashion, Glamour
Color Schemes: Spring colors, pastel
Please submit artwork according to the following specifications:
Digitally illustrated, high res, PNG/JPEG files, maximum 10MB, in the following orientation format:
Aspect Ratio: 4 x 5 or 9 x 16, vertical
You are encouraged to submit timelapse videos of your artistic process as well!
Recommended video length: 9-15 seconds (maximum 60 seconds)
Video Aspect Ratio: 9 x 16, vertical
Please download the Brief Materials Folder for access to the following assets:
Official Title Treatment
Approved Font (BauerBodoni Roman)
Movie stills for inspiration
Your work should include the following “Call To Action” text:
Only in Theaters July 15
You may submit up to 10 times
Reference imagery should only be used for inspiration, and not used directly in your work
Your submission must be digitally illustrated, and may not contain any plots, stories, paragraphs, etc.
Do not depict the likeness of any cast in the film.
You are encouraged to utilize abstract methods to artistically portray character and theme
For more tips on how to represent character abstractly without use of talent likeness, please see this helpful article:
TIPS & INSIGHTS: ABSTRACT REPRESENTATION OF CHARACTER
Do not show or imply drunkenness or irresponsible drinking.
Do not include phrases with any profanity or offensive language.
Do not reference any other brands in your artwork.
Do not include references to any real people, dangerous situations, other brands, show/imply alcohol or drunkenness, or anything offensive
Do not use third party fonts, images, or other resources in your work
Tell us about your creative process and inspiration via the 'Description' field in your submission
Focus Features would love to see and potentially share your work across social media! We can’t wait to see your collection…
Please use the following hashtags:
Please tag the official film account handles:
Please tag Talenthouse handles:
Four  Selected Creators will be chosen by director Anthony Fabian and Focus Features. Each Selected Creator will:
Potentially have their work used across official social, digital and other official marketing campaigns
Receive $2,000 per work
Who is eligible: This opportunity is open to legal residents of the United States and the United Kingdom. You must be at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in your jurisdiction of primary residence at the time of submission. Employees and their immediate family and household members of Focus Features and Talenthouse (Talenthouse and Ello) are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.
Limit 10 submissions per creator or teams.
Please note, that during the Submission Period, your submission may be featured on Focus Features's social media channels with credit given to you.
All submissions must be your own original work (meaning you are not allowed to use third party pre-existing copyright materials and/or stock imagery in your submission) except for the material provided by Focus Features, provided your work is entirely digitally illustrated. All rights in and to the material provided are reserved by Focus Features.
How to submit: Click on the ‘Participate’ tab and follow the instructions. Your work must be submitted in JPEG or PNG format, max. size 10 MB. Please retain your original layered artwork files in PSD/AI format in the highest quality possible. Please no photography. Please no hand-drawn or hand-painted work.
Please add a short description in English explaining the inspiration behind your work. Please use the 'Say something about your submission' section within your submission.
We advise you to carefully read the 'Things to Consider' section above.
Upon submission, you must confirm that you have read and agreed to the License Agreement.
If you are not selected, you will retain ownership in the original portions of your work. However, by submitting you hereby grant Focus Features a worldwide, non-exclusive, digital license from Creative Brief launch for up to 1 year after the Selected Creator Announcement to use your submitted work across their various online and social media platforms. If your work is used, you will be credited accordingly.
If you are a ‘Selected Creator’, you will be required to assign all rights, title and interest in and to the selected work to Focus Features for the specified incentives. Upon selection, you will be required to sign a Rights Release and an Awardee Agreement. Please note that submissions can be used by you for personal, non-commercial and portfolio use only.
Please provide an active email address when registering with Talenthouse to ensure you can be contacted should you be selected.
During the Selection Period, Talenthouse will reach out to those being shortlisted. You must respond to Talenthouse within forty-eight (48) hours or else you will forfeit all incentives. For the verification, you will be asked to provide the original files of your work and a scan of your ID.
Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief, these guidelines or Official Rules.
No purchase necessary to enter or be selected.
Please refer to the Official Rules for complete contest details.
The judging criteria are based on Creativity (50%), Originality (25%) and Overall Understanding of the themes of Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (25%).
Launch: May 31st, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Creators Selected: Approximately July 21st, 2022 at 12:00 PM
All times are in Pacific Time.