Visual Identity

Here is our visual identity for this year! The poster is designed by Shareef Askar who below describes his creating process.


”As a media artist and aspiring filmmaker, I view the refugee experience from the perspective of a child who came to Finland with his family because of compelling situations.
However, in the illustrations at the 2021 Refugee Film Festival, I wanted to embrace the richness and diversity of people identified as refugees, as individuals with a colourful identity, and so many significant stories and journeys that they can share with us. I wanted to express the diversity of refugees as beautiful stories in the form of people, not just as individuals with tragic stories, as refugees are usually depicted in mainstream media and popular culture, but as wonderful and wise souls capable of empowering us all. In my illustrations, the aim was to celebrate the beauty of inclusion in our Nordic society, something we need deeply in today’s community.”