I Look Up Film Challenge

  • June 5 – October 6, 2017
  • 12:00 am –11:59 pm ET
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Overview

AIA

Registration is open until July 9.

The third annual I Look Up Film Challenge invites architects and filmmakers to collaborate in bringing architectural stories to life. This year’s challenge calls for films that highlight projects and architects that are helping to change communities for the better.

The theme for this year’s film challenge is Blueprint for Better.

This year's campaign shines a light on the powerful social impact of architects and their work. In partnership with their clients and communities, architects plant the seeds that blossom into stronger neighborhoods, towns, and cities. We invite you to share your story.

Schedule

Registration | June 1–July 9

Challenge and film submission | June 27–August 13

Film submission deadline | August 13

Judging | August 17–30

Public voting | August 21–October 6

Awards and recognition

Grand Prize

  • $2.5k in cash
  • $1k in credit toward a Haiku fan from Big Ass Solutions
  • exclusive screening at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in Chicago, September 26, 2017
  • airfare and hotel expenses covered for the Architecture & Design Film Festival in Chicago
  • exclusive screening at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City, November 1, 2017
  • recognition and distribution on AIA channels

People's Choice

  • $2.5k in cash
  • exclusive screening at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City, November 1, 2017
  • airfare and hotel expenses covered for the Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City
  • recognition and distribution on AIA channels

First Runner Up

  • exclusive screening at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in Chicago, September 26, 2017
  • exclusive screening at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City, November 1, 2017
  • recognition and distribution on AIA channels

Second Runner Up

  • exclusive screening at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in Chicago, September 26, 2017
  • exclusive screening at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City, November 1, 2017
  • recognition and distribution on AIA channels

Midtown. A Blueprint for Better.

To launch the I Look Up Film Challenge 2017, AIA presents a short documentary film on how architecture firm Duvall Decker has helped bring about positive changes in Midtown, a neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi.

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Image credits

I Look Up Film Challenge

Keith Isaacson