From affordable housing to preservation, submissions covered various pressing topics. In the end, the jury selected a grand prize winner, runner up, third place, and a People's Choice Award. A jury panel of architects and film/media professionals selected the top three films, while the public voted for the People's Choice Award. Both the Grand Prize Winner and People's Choice Award winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and trips to NYC and Chicago, respectively, to present their films. Check out the winning entries below. Grand Prize: “Past/Presence: Saving the Spring Garden School”
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/15/15zi6836i5oo6qci.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In this year's <a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/6128/american-institute-of-architects-film-challenge-blueprint-for-better" >AIA Film Challenge: Blueprint for Better</a>, architects and filmmakers were invited to create compelling short films telling the stories of architects working with civic leaders and local residents to create positive community impact.
Filmmaker: Cheryl Hess