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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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Final call! Are you ready to submit your film?

Finished with production and ready to move onto submitting your film? Make sure to take a look at our checklist of challenge rules and FAQ’s to make sure your film is good to go and eligible for submission. Pre-submission checklist 1. Final films due: All films are due on August 27th by 11:59 pm (Pacific Time). Plan […]

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Film Challenge judges share their advice

We had the chance to sit down with two of this year’s judges, Tiffany Brown, Assoc. AIA, architect and co-founder of the Urban Arts Collective, and I. Marlene King, executive producer of Pretty Little Liars, to discuss the Film Challenge and what the convergence of architecture and film means to them.    What inspires you […]

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Your Film Challenge questions answered

All submissions to the 2018 AIA Film Challenge are due August 27, which means it’s time to start finalizing your film. To help smooth the process, we hosted a Q&A-style creative call to review important Film Challenge information and answer questions from participants.  Keep in mind  Participation is free. You can register today and submit […]

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Merging architecture and film

The convergence of architecture and film is a growing trend showing no signs of slowing down. The relationship is mutually beneficial and at their best, the films can raise awareness for the most pressing issues in society. Whether people notice it or not, architecture affects everyone and films bring out the underlying story, emotion, and […]

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Three reasons why you should 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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Connecting filmmakers and architects

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

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