Riverside City College student’s creation for the Riverside International Film Festival is appearing all over downtown this week.
Noor Khodr, a graphic art major, won first place in the festival’s design competition, creating a poster that advertises the 11th annual event by depicting an orange peel unraveling onto a film reel, combining the symbolism of the area’s citrus-growing past with its modern-era “arts & innovation” motif.
“My goal was to win first prize,” Khodr said. “I wanted a simple, in-your-face design. It took six different concepts, but I’m pretty happy with the result.”
Khodr was awarded $250 and an all-festival pass for her work.
Her fellow RCC art majors John Venegas and Marcia Ewing won second- and third-place, respectively, for their designs. Venegas’ print is in the style of an old-time lithograph, depicting a movie-night premiere, while Ewing’s is similar to Khodr’s, showing a film reel in the form of a navel orange.
The festival will run from April 19 to April 23. Screenings of dozens of films, shorts, documentaries and animated features are planned at Regal Cinemas, 3535 Riverside Plaza Drive.
A complete schedule will be posted at www.riversidefilmfest.org.