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. More updates coming soon! Subscribe below to receive notifications.

Key dates

AIA Film Challenge opens:
June 7

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.

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

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