2018 AIA Film Challenge winners selected

Winning films to be screened at Architecture & Design Film Festival and Chicago Ideas event.

Originally published by The American Institute of Architects

“Overland was a key collaborator in guiding us to the right project for the AIA Film Challenge. Working around this story has educated us as filmmakers beyond what we expected. The mission and work ethic between Overland and ChildSafe is inspiring. I hope that through the film others can learn as much as we have.”

— Isaiah Rendon, Filmmaker

WASHINGTON – Oct. 9, 2018 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is announcing winners today of the 2018 AIA Film Challenge. The four winning films are:

Grand Prize – “Past/Presence: Saving the Spring Garden School”

Runner Up – “A Joyful Gathering Place”

Third Place – “ChildSafe: Designed to Heal” (an Overland Partners project)

People’s Choice Award – “Ka Hale: A Revival”

Grand prize, runner up and third place recipients were selected by a panel of judges made up of architects and film/media professionals while the People’s Choice Award was selected through votes cast by the public.

Both the Grand Prize Winner and People’s Choice Award will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and trips to New York City and Chicago, respectively. Winners will officially premiere later this month at the following events:

Oct. 16 – “Past/Presence: Saving the Spring Garden School” screens at the opening night of the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) in New York.

Oct. 16-21 – “A Joyful Gathering Place” and “ChildSafe: Designed to Heal” will screen throughout ADFF.

Oct. 18 – “Ka Hale: A Revival” screens at Chicago Ideas, an annual festival in Chicago.

Both architects and filmmakers were invited to participate in this year’s film challenge by telling stories of architects, civic leaders, and their communities working together toward positive community impact. This year’s film submissions covered a variety of topics, including affordable housing, social impact issues, preservation and sustainability.

Visit AIAFilmChallenge.org to watch the films online and to learn more about the winners. Use #BlueprintforBetter to join the conversation.

For all media inquiries, please contact Angelica Mata.

The original story can be found here.

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