Public Voting now open for the 2018 AIA Film Challenge

People’s Choice Award calls for the public to vote on films of architects and civic leaders working together toward positive impact in cities across America.

WASHINGTON – September 27, 2018 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) invites the public to cast their vote for the fourth annual AIA Film Challenge People’s Choice Award. Voting is open until Oct 7.

The 2018 AIA Film Challenge invited architects and filmmakers to collaborate in telling stories of architects, civic leaders, and their communities working together toward positive community impact. A panel of judges made up of architects and film/media professionals will select the Grand Prize Winner, but the public’s input is needed to select the People’s Choice Winner. Fans can vote for three- to five-minute documentary-style short films that Film Challenge participants have produced, shot and edited.

The issues communities face, such as homelessness, access to healthy food and natural disaster preparedness are widely left unsolved and are under recognized, leaving citizens to suffer from the effects. The films shine a light on design solutions to many of these problems, creating a greater awareness and appreciation architects provide communities.

Fans can view and vote for the films that inspire them the most once every hour on the AIA Film Challenge website.  The winning film will be celebrated with a screening at Chicago Ideas Festival on Oct. 18, drawing a national spotlight to the problems cities are currently facing.

Films for People’s Choice Award voting can be watched online. Complete details can be found at

About AIA

Founded in 1857, AIA consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing.

AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation, and world. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards.


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