In this page you can see all RIFF posters. Since 2019 we have started the project "Author posters", aiming at involving every year great names in illustration, photography, art and graphics.
The poster for the 2020 edition is signed by the acclaimed Dutch photographer Rohn Meijer.
“Being a photographer, I liked the idea of creating a poster – says the photographer – I was asked to do something glamorous for the RIFF and I was immediately thrilled with the idea. I searched my archive and I pulled out this picture, taken in Paris during a fashion show. I chose this photo, which was a bit shaky, because it gives a feeling of movement. The same movement that can be found in “Rebel Independent Cinema” and especially in the movement on the red carpet.”
Rohn Meijer was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Before his seventh birthday, his family emigrated to Los Angeles, a city that offered Rohn years of solar growth that had been assimilated in his body and spirit over time. At the age of 22 he decided to return to Amsterdam, where he studied ceramics at the Rietveld Academy. He was introduced into the world of fashion photography by photographer Jan Francis. After coming back to Milan he worked for Franco Moschino and many other clients, including Neil Barrett, Phillip Plein, Diesel Black Gold and Les Hommes. For many years he worked as in-house photographer for DSquared.
The artist chosen to collaborate in the creation of the RIFF2019 image is Stefano Biglia, famous designer of the italian iconic comic series Tex.
“The Riviera International Film Festival – adds Stefano Biglia – is an event that immediately stood out for two peculiarities: the international vocation and the focus on young people. The poster that I’m going to draw will play a lot on this, in a typical Ligurian environment: bright, lively and very close to nature”.
In 1989 he attended a comic school in Chiavari. In 1994 he joined Sergio Bonelli Editore, where he designed La ballata di Zeke Colter, a Tex’s adventure, together with Calegari and Luigi Copello. After this experience, he joined Nick Raider’s drawing team. After drawning three stories with Copello, he also did a solo issue published in 1998.