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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 Motion […]

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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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Send your film to Chicago Ideas Fest

Only 5 days left to vote! With less than one week left until People’s Choice voting ends on Oct. 7th, it’s time to motivate your network to keep voting at AIAFilmChallenge.org. Along with $5,000, the winning films will be screened at the 2018 Chicago Ideas Festival on Oct. 18th. The prize package comes complete with travel and hotel […]

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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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Using your film to make a difference

By creating a film for the 2018 AIA Film Challenge, you helped build public awareness for the importance of architecture in our society. Now it’s time to take it one step further and use your film as a tool to bring about change and get engaged at a civic level. It is our hope that, […]

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AIA Film Challenge 2018 by the numbers

We are thrilled with the amount of amazing entries submitted from all over the United States and around the globe. Eighty-nine submissions poured in with 50 of those films eligible for public voting. By participating in the 2018 AIA Film Challenge, you demonstrated to the world the unique ability architects have to make a difference […]

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Public voting and promoting your film

We would like to thank and congratulate all of this year’s participants for their hard work and dedication in sharing the stories of architects creating a Blueprint for Better in their cities and communities. Our team has reviewed all submissions, the finalists have been selected, and the judging panel is currently reviewing. We will announce […]

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2018 AIA Film Challenge: next steps after submission

Just like that, our 2018 AIA Film Challenge submission window will come to a close in less than 24 hours! This year’s prompt asked filmmakers and architects to collaborate in telling stories of projects done in partnership with civic leaders and the community. We are thrilled to have received so many wonderful films and are […]

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