Artists of Festival

BETO SHIBATA – Character Wow

6 May 2022

For its nineteenth edition, Future Film Festival asked Brazilian graphic artist Beto Shibata to realise a symbolic piece of work for the festival. So he created a biomorphic alien, turned into a cut-out animation for the Festival’s opening song.

The festival’s theme this year, “character wow”, is thus declined by Shibata in a human creature with a head resembling plants and fruits, as two DNA-like wings unfold behind him as if setting out on an impossible flight towards fantasy worlds in front of a black, cinematographic background.

Graphic artist Beto Shibata is the art director of MTV Brazil, and co-founder of the Firmorama studio. He has been Art Editor of TRIP Magazine and creative director of F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi. His illustrations have appeared in Theme Magazine (USA), Peel Magazine (USA), Rojo Magazine (Spain) and Gudberg Magazine (Germany).