March 19, 2021 - Architecture Film Festival London - Open call: International Film Competition 2021
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March 19, 2021
March 19, 2021

Architecture Film Festival London

Ilaria Di Carlo, The Divine Way, 2018.

Open call: International Film Competition 2021

Submission deadline: April 4, 2021
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The Architecture Film Festival London is pleased to announce its third International Film Competition, which will remain open for submissions until April 4. Select films from the competition will be screened during the official festival in June, along with a range of virtual programmes, panels and discussions.

Since its first edition, the Architecture Film Festival London has aimed to discover and promote original ideas, conversations and art forms at the intersection of Architecture + Film. This year, the festival organizers intend to offer a programme that caters to personal spaces and shared fascinations without stealing needed off-screen time but rather enriching it. With this purpose in mind, our programme will present two main sections: the International Film Competition and a collection of diverse, thematic screenings, essays and events entitled “Capsules.” Considering the current situation in the UK and abroad, this year’s festival will be held online, offering a combination of ticketed, free and off-line content.

International Film Competition 2021 open call
The Architecture Film Festival London has begun its open call for the 2021 International Film Competition, requesting film submissions across six categories, including two new film sections: New Media and Commercial.

Filmmakers from all backgrounds and nationalities above the age of 18 are invited to submit films to the following categories:

– Documentary (Feature Length, max. 120 minutes)

Fiction (Short, max. 30 minutes)

– Experimental (Short, max. 30 minutes)

– New Media*

– Commercial** (Short, max. 30 minutes)

– Care (Short, max. 30 minutes), open to films that respond to the 2021 London Festival of Architecture theme

* The New Media category encompasses AR, VR, MR, drone footage, and Point Cloud data (3D scanning/photogrammetry) turned into a moving image. This category could include moving image submissions created with the use of AI.

** The Commercial category encompasses films/videos created to promote unbuilt projects to gain funding or designed to showcase a completed/built project. This category’s submissions could include moving image renders.

From the final list of all film submissions, 18 finalists will be presented to a juried panel. For its third edition, the film competition has the pleasure of welcoming a jury composed of a respected and diverse group of professionals who represent a broad cross-section of expertise in the film and architecture worlds.

The jury members for the 2021 edition are:

– Simon Allford (Co-founder & Director AHMM, President-elect RIBA)
– Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine (Bêka & Lemoine, Filmmakers, Teachers Diploma 16 AA School, London)
– Rosa Rogina (Programme Director NLA, Head of Programming LFA)
– Jordan Rowe (Centre Manager UCL Urban Laboratory, Urbanist in Residence Museum of London)
– Matthew Quinn (Director Squint Opera (NY), Senior Advisor to NLA)

The six best films selected by the jury panel will be announced on June 25, and each film director will receive a unique commemorative award.

International Film Competition Calendar
Open call for submissions: through April 4
Shortlisted announcements: April 19
Jury working time: April 19–June 17
Awarded films announcements: June 25

For more information, please visit our website or contact us at hello [​at​]

Media contact
Manuel Toledo-Otaegui
Co-Founder & Programme Director
manuel [​at​]

Architecture Film Festival London
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