Public Is Invited to Vote for the AIA I Look Up Film Challenge

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) invites the public to cast their vote to choose the winner of the 2017 People’s Choice Award for the third annual I Look Up Film Challenge.  
The People’s Choice Award Winner will be announced Nov. 1, and receive $2,500, screening at Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City, plus recognition and distribution on AIA channels. More than 60 films were submitted and qualified, and it is up to the public to choose a winner. Voting is now open to the public at
“Architects and filmmakers have come together to create stories about how architecture can transform communities,” says AIA President Thomas Vonier, FAIA.  “Now the public has to help us choose the entry that tells a great story; not just about building, but about building for better.”

With the theme, Blueprint for Better, the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge looked to architects and filmmakers to collaborate in the creation of films that highlight projects helping to change communities for the better. AIA captured this year’s theme in a documentary, Midtown. A Blueprint for Better, as an example for architects and filmmakers.  
Additionally, a panel of judges will choose three winning films this September. The Grand Prize Winner will be celebrated Sept. 26, with cash and distribution prizes, including an exclusive screening and party at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in Chicago and New York City.
Visit to watch compelling films that shine a light on the social impact of architects and their work, and cast your vote by Oct. 6.  

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