The following is a press release from AIA announcing the winners of the fifth annual AIA Film Challenge.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced winners of the AIA Film Challenge 2019.
“It’s an honor to celebrate this year’s winning films, which spotlight architectural projects that are transforming communities through the power of design and collaboration,” said AIA EVP/Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA. “When civic leaders and architects work together, they can have an unbelievably positive impact on communities, clearly shown in each of the films that were submitted to this year’s competition.”
Judges selected the film The EastPoint Project as this year’s Grand Prize winner. As a result of redlining and segregation, the east side of Oklahoma City has seen a lack of investment. EastPoint aims to be a catalyst, to encourage public and private developers to invest in the east side, and to inspire the community to envision what the neighborhood could become by rebuilding, rehabilitating, and revitalizing empty lots. The film will receive a $5,000 prize and a trip to Chicago for a screening and celebration during Chicago Ideas Week, among other prizes.