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Connecting filmmakers and architects

Creating a film for the AIA Film Challenge often results in amazing benefits for both architects and filmmakers. But, finding the right partnership is key to telling your story. That is why we have compiled resources and advice to help with the search. Find a filmmaker The easiest and most effective way to find filmmakers […]

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Top 3 reasons to participate in the AIA Film Challenge

The chance at a $5,000 Grand Prize, screening at the Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York City, and distribution across all AIA and partner digital channels sounds enticing enough, but for our finalists, the reach extends far beyond that.

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Interview: Get to know the 2018 People’s Choice Award Winner

Get to Know the 2018 People’s Choice Award Winner MarQ Morrison earned the 2018 People’s Choice Award with an impressive 7,443 votes for his submission “Ka Hale: A Revival.” Read on to learn more about MarQ and his winning film.  What is your background as a filmmaker? MM: I graduated with a B.A. in […]

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Interview: Get to know the 2018 Grand Prize Winner

Filmmaker Cheryl Hess has had a busy month. After being named the 2018 AIA Film Challenge Grand Prize winner, she was off to New York to accept her award and screen her film at the opening night of the Architecture and Design Film Festival. Meet the person behind the camera and learn more about her […]

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Announcing the People’s Choice Award Winner and International Recognition

This year, over 40,000 votes were cast to decide the winning film for the 2018 People’s Choice Award, and the race for first place was close right up to the end! We are also proud to announce the winning international submission, that our esteemed panel of judges selected. Once again, our sincerest thanks to everyone […]

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Announcing the 2018 AIA Film Challenge winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s AIA Film Challenge. With 15 outstanding finalists, selecting the Grand Prize, Runner-Up, and Third Place winners was a difficult choice for our judges. We are extremely proud to announce the winning films.  Grand Prize: “Past/Presence: Saving the Spring Garden School”  Filmmaker: Cheryl Hess Architect/Firm: […]

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Announcing the 2018 AIA Film Challenge Finalists

Congratulations to all of the 2018 AIA Film Challenge Finalists! With 89 submissions and plenty of amazing films to choose from, selecting just 15 finalists proved an extremely difficult task. After careful deliberation and discussion, we have narrowed the list down to the films that best fit this year’s Blueprint for Better prompt.  Congratulations to […]

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AIA Film Challenge 2018: A Blueprint for Better

We are proud to announce the fourth annual AIA Film Challenge, which invites architects and filmmakers to collaborate and create short films that highlight the vital roles architects play in improving our cities, towns, and neighborhoods. This year’s theme, Blueprint for Better, focuses on sharing stories of architects as thought and action leaders and calls […]

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Back on the Podium: Meet Our 2017 Film Challenge Second Runner Up

We’re excited to share that first-time entrant, Julian Pham, director of A Little Alcove: San Francisco Navigation Center, was chosen as the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge Second Runner Up. Learn more about Julian and his inspirational film below and don’t forget to cast your vote by October 6 for the People’s Choice Award […]

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Behind-the-Scenes with the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge Runner Up

Brad Deal, director of Pisces, was chosen as the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge Runner Up. Deal’s film Arch 335: Rebuilding Medcamps earned his team the 2016 Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award. Learn more about Brad and his compelling film below and vote by October 6 for this year’s People’s Choice Award winner. […]

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