AIA Film Challenge 2022

Public voting for the AIA Film Challenge 2022 is open! You can watch the competing films here and vote for your favorite. The film with the most votes by October 14 will win the People’s Choice Award, a $2,000 cash prize, and more. You can vote up to once per day. All winners will be announced at the virtual awards ceremony, October 25. Check back soon for more details!

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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

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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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