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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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Filmmaking best practices, part 2: Tell your story, win money, and make a difference

With just under two months left to submit a film for your chance to win $5,000 and screenings in New York and Chicago, it’s time to focus on concepting and filming. In the second part of our filmmaking best practices series, we will cover creating your film and connecting with the community to amplify reach. […]

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Filmmaking best practices, part 1: from vision to reality

Creating a film for the AIA Film Challenge is often an extremely rewarding experience for both filmmakers and architects, but getting started and finding your story can be difficult. That is why we created a two-part series sharing best filmmaking methods compiled over the last three years of the challenge. This week we will talk about selecting your Blueprint for Better story, the role of diversity in storytelling, and collaborating with filmmakers.

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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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