Design, Art, Film, Ideas

Free Laurels, get your free Laurels here…

I like free stuff. So here’s something free that every filmmaker can use. Your done with your film and you’ve entered it into some film festivals and you got IN congratulation!

I’m sure the last thing you want to do is make more art work to promote your film. I wanted to show off the festivals I was accepted at but I found most Festival didn’t have their own Laurels to hand out. So I made some, now I figure other filmmakers can use them too.

Just click on the image or here to download your customizable PSD file. Yes you will need Photoshop to use this.

In the PSD you’ll find a black version and a white version.  But you can make these any color to match your website.  Here’s how use can use them.

  1. Click on the text layers to change the name of the film festival, it’s subtitle, and year.
  2. Then select all the text layers and recenter the text so they fit in the Laurels nicely.
  3. Set background color.  There is a black and gray in there now but you can set those colors to anything you need.
  4. Transparent background.  Turn off the background colors, then select “Save for Web” in Photoshop and select the PNG file format.  Then you won’t have to worry about color.

I tried to make the psd a nice size so it could be scaled down to any size for web and it should still be okay for print on posters or DVD cases.

Let me know if you find them useful.  If there are questions leave a comment.


I’ve added Print size file formats.  PSD, AI and EPS versions of this file.  Please feel free to download and share these files.

Print size 300 dpi PSD .psd file

Click on these files to download!

PSD Laurals All layers to make a Black or White version

AI Just Laurals No TEXT

AI Laurals Print Ready

EPS File Works with most graphics programs.

PSD, AI, EPS In 1 Zip File

  • Vasco says:


    just stumbled upon your laurels.
    Great! Thank you so much.


    July 7, 2009 at 8:35 pm
  • SEANFX says:

    Thanks Vasco! Glad to hear you could use the laurals.

    July 9, 2009 at 3:36 am
  • Gregg says:

    Hey Sean-

    Very cool to have. I imagine I’ll be using these more for spoofs than actually getting into festivals (at least in the short term).

    Yay free stuff!

    July 9, 2009 at 3:45 am
  • SEANFX says:

    Gregg, can’t wait to see how you use them! Keep me posted.

    July 9, 2009 at 4:55 am
  • Morgan says:

    Thanks a ton! I really needed this. You totally went all out.


    January 12, 2011 at 11:09 am
  • Mike says:

    Very helpful, thanks Sean!

    July 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm
  • Annigna says:

    Great, thanks a lot!!

    August 17, 2011 at 9:23 am
  • David Nebel says:

    Thanks so much for the laurels, Sean! Much appreciated!

    March 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm
  • Graham Gall says:

    Very helpful – just what I needed

    September 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm
  • rich says:

    Very helpful thanks for making these!

    October 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm
  • Edward says:

    Thanks so much for these 🙂

    March 31, 2013 at 9:49 pm
  • SEANFX says:

    You’re very welcome! Good luck with your film!

    April 4, 2013 at 3:26 pm
  • Jason says:

    This is just fantastic. I thought I would have to cut and paste and layers and you just did it all for me. WOW. THANKS., Do you have a movie poster version of this?

    June 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm
  • camila says:

    Thanks A LOT

    October 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm
  • Josiah says:

    Sweet! Exactly what this indie was after. Thanks heaps for making this available 🙂

    March 10, 2014 at 1:54 am
  • magida d says:

    Thank you so much!

    July 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm
  • Nasmie says:

    Great! Thank you very much.

    October 31, 2014 at 1:13 am
  • Nitin Bhardwaj says:

    you’re a lifesaver, thanks a ton

    January 7, 2015 at 2:56 am
  • David says:

    This is great, thanks!

    March 23, 2015 at 6:47 pm
  • Alex Dower says:

    Thanks a lot. I used for my showreel :

    June 17, 2015 at 4:56 pm
  • Sean says:

    From one Sean to another, thank you so much! Just got laurels from a festival that look like ass so these are perfect! Thanks again man 🙂

    July 21, 2015 at 4:46 pm
  • Sui says:

    Brilliant! Thank you so much.

    January 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm
  • Carylanna says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’m a Photoshop and InDesign novice and was able to use these to create festival laurels for a DVD cover. Thanks!

    December 14, 2016 at 11:31 am
  • Steven says:

    Thank you very much!! Great job!!

    February 23, 2017 at 10:45 am

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