I Look Up Film Challenge

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

AIA

Public voting now open

This year's theme, Blueprint for Better, 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.

More than 80 films were submitted--60 are eligible to win the People's Choice Award. Cast your vote for your favorite film and share it with others on social media. Voting ends October 6th.

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.

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.

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

Keith Issacs - Photo of resident in Midtown, Jackson, Mississippi

Keith Isaacs