“Divergent Lens” by Antoni Poní Ibars, will be the new image of the 22nd Malaga Festival

“Divergent Lens” by Antoni Poní Ibars, will be the new image of the 22nd Malaga Festival

That gave foot to be able to play with her. To move, cut, paste and build different points of view. This was the intention of the “Divergent Lens” poster, which has been chosen as the new image of the 22nd Malaga Festival, which will take place from March 15 to 24, 2019.

A total of 324 works were submitted to the online contest that was opened to choose the new poster for the next film festival. Once the registration period was over, the popular voting phase began on the Festival website, which lasted from September 17 to October 10, where 10 finalist posters were chosen. To these works, another 10 chosen by the organization were added. Subsequently, the jury, composed by Susana Martín, general director of the Culture Department of the City of Malaga; José María Luna, director of the Public Agency for the Management of the Birthplace of Pablo Picasso; or Juan Antonio Vigar, director of the Malaga Festival, among others, selected the winner, Antoni Pontí Ibars, who received a prize of 3,000 euros.

A contest that has obtained more participation than last year. Specifically, 101 works have been presented more than the last edition, where 233 were registered.

For the author of the work, divergent thinking is a process of generating creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions. The important thing is that it worked well both in animated curtains and in a shirt. To do this, it takes as reference all the meanings of the divergent word, using them as the concept that will guide the entire creation line of the image until creating a graphic proposal that alludes to all of them.

Through a more abstract initiative, lenses are reflected that are flashes of a lighthouse or flashes of cameras. There are also eyes, fish that kiss the clouds, waves, sea and folklore. There’s Malaga and there’s Spanish cinema.

Antoni Pontí has already received other awards such as the First Prize of the 62nd Festival of San Sebastian, in 2014; First Prize 60 Seminci International Film Festival of Valladolid, 2015; First Prize image 25 Palencia Film Festival; o First finalist jury selection Malaga Fair 2017.

Now, he has received this new award from the hand of the mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre; the Councilor for Culture of the City Council of Málaga, Gemma del Corral; and the director of the Malaga Festival, Juan Antonio Vigar.