AIA Film Challenge 2021

The AIA Film Challenge 2021 invites you to share stories of architects, civic leaders, and their communities working together to achieve a zero-carbon, resilient, healthy, just, and equitable built environment. This year, we’re asking for 1:30- to 3-minute short documentary films that you can produce from any device. Your film must address at least one of the categories outlined in the prompt. Participants compete for more than $15,000 in prizes!
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Key dates

Submission deadline
August 16

Public voting period
August 30 – October 3

Winners announced
October 2021

Prizes

A panel of judges will select the Grand Prize, Runner Up, and Third Place winners. There’s also a People’s Choice Award selected by the public. Win both the Grand Prize and People’s Choice Awards and take home $7,000!

Grand Prize
$5,000 cash prize
Film screened at celebration event
Physical award
Official awards badge
Promotion through AIA channels

Runner Up
$3,000 cash prize
Film screened at celebration event
Physical award
Official awards badge
Promotion through AIA channels

Third Place
$2,000 cash prize
Film screened at celebration event
Physical award
Official awards badge
Promotion through AIA channels

Finalists (up to 10 films)
$500 cash prize
Official awards badge
Promotion through AIA channels

People’s Choice
$2,000 cash prize
Film screened at celebration event
Physical award
Official awards badge
Promotion through AIA channels

Judges

Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA

Gabrielle oversees Perkins and Will’s Diversity, Inclusion, Engagement program, which works to support and strengthen a firmwide culture that embraces justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Greg Dutton, Assoc. AIA

Raised on a farm in Ohio, Greg draws inspiration from the Appalachian vernacular of his childhood. Through Midland, his work is characterized by its timeless simplicity and pragmatic approach.

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John Gordon

John is a director and editor based in Dallas, TX. He has a knack for creating fresh content by pulling inspiration from numerous industries.

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Dan Hart, FAIA

Dan is the Executive Vice President of Architecture, member of the Board of Directors and Principal with Parkhill, located in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

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