Winter Film Awards official Festival Artwork is designed via a partnership with renowned artist and Professor Viktor Koen at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Each year, Professor Koen hosts a student competition to design the official artwork for the Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival.
From the cave wall to the computer screen, the desire to communicate one’s unique vision has always existed. A great concept combined with the right technique, be it finger painting or Adobe Photoshop, can produce extremely powerful images. Students are encouraged to think and create in unconventional ways. Collaborating with the Winter Film Awards is an opportunity offered in the class and connects talented and motivated artists with their prospective client base, while helping them produce exceptional published portfolio pieces. Mr. Koen’s sharp focus on teaching concept development and methodology produced a number of exceptional poster ideas for the Festival to consider, making the selection process both exciting and difficult.
Viktor Koen is an award-winning artist and educator. He holds a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem Israel and an MFA with honors from the School of Visual Arts. Mr. Koen serves on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in the Graduate and Undergraduate levels. His images are regularly published in The NY Times, Wall Street Journal and Nature Magazine. His client list includes Penguin, Random House, Doubleday, Harper Collins, Rizzoli, Houghton Miflin, Tor, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Wired, ESPN, Man’s Journal, Bloomberg, Fortune, Money, Forbes, The Nation and BusinessWeek. His prints are exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia.