The American Institute of Architects has launched the second annual I Look Up Film Challenge, which invites architects to produce short documentaries about the impact of architecture. The 2016 Challenge kicked off with a short film on Auburn University’s design-build program known as Rural Studio. The documentary shows how the small town of Newbern, Alabama has been impacted through the program’s design and construction of a new library and fire station. Through a series of short interviews, the film shows the team's design process from early schematic design discussions through the end of construction.
The deadline for registration for this year's contest is July 10, and submissions are due by August 14 with winners being announced in September. Winners will be awarded a cash prize and have their films shown at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York and Los Angeles and the SXSW Eco Conference in Austin.