The American Institute of Architect’s 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.

Learn more about the theme,
Blueprint for Better.


2017 Winners

Grand Prize Winner

Community by Design: Skid Row Housing Trust

First Runner Up


Second Runner Up

A Little Alcove: San Francisco Navigation Center

People's Choice Winner

A Roof of Their Own

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  • This year’s theme for the AIA’s 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge.

    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.

    A Blueprint for Better.

    Watch the 2017 film challenge seed film.


News & Stories

Congratulations to our 2017 Grand Prize Winner!

Grand Prize Winner, Myles Kramer, director of Community by Design: Skid Row Housing Trust, was chosen by an esteemed panel of judges as the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge... READ MORE <<

Film Challenge Tips & Tricks: Q&A with the I Look Up Creative Team

“It’s not just about a beautiful building. It’s about how that building has affected a community.” Final submissions for the 3rd annual I Look Up Film Challenge are due 8/13.... READ MORE <<


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