AIA announces Film Challenge to highlight civic collaboration

Submitted by on Wed, 06/22/2022 - 16:59
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Film Challenge launch coincides with AIA’s newest documentary short film showcasing the impact and value of equitable design.
The AIA invites architect, filmmakers and storytellers to participate in the AIA Film Challenge 2022, by producing a short documentary film between one and a half and three minutes long that tells the story of architects working with civic leaders to design sustainable and/or equitable communities.
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