AIA Film Challenge 2022

AIA Film Challenge 2022 invites you to share stories of architects working with civic leaders to design sustainable and/or equitable communities.

This year, we’re asking for 1:30- to 3-minute short documentary films that you can produce on any device—including smartphones, tablets, and GoPros—for a chance to win up to $7,000. Winners will also receive exposure on AIA’s online channels, as well as via partner film and architecture organizations. Check out our example video below and get inspired!

Register by August 22.

2021 Winners

Grand Prize Winner: POP Courts!

by Brodie Kerst

Runner Up: Listen.

by Francisco Lopez de Arenosa

Third Place: Two Pieces of Plywood

by Hufft

People’s Choice: A Jewel in Appalachia

by Alex Michl

See all past winners >

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  • "Participating in the film challenge opened up so many doors for me, specifically doors into the minds of others. In some way, it gave me reason to make connections I wouldn't have made on my own."

    – John Gordon, filmmaker, Grand Prize Winner 2020,
    Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum

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