Call for Submissions: TRANSFER Architecture Video Award 2021

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The TRANSFER Architecture Video Award is an independent award, launched in 2019, to recognise the most creative and innovative short films in the field of architecture, city or landscape worldwide.The 2019 edition of the Award attracted the participation of over 300 videos from more than 50 countries.Video is becoming increasingly instrumental in analysing architecture and the human environment, and is directly related to the digital networks that underpin contemporary communication.With the TRANSFER Architecture Video Award, we aim to highlight the contributions that best represent new means of knowledge and analysis of architecture using video as a support.

CriteriaThe main criteria are the short film’s contribution to exploring innovative ways of analysing and experiencing architecture, city or landscape, the relevance of the topic and its social impact, and a high standard of production.Short films must have a maximum duration of 5 minutes and must have been produced within the past three years (2019-2021).

ParticipantsThe award is global in scope and open to filmmakers, architects, artists, photographers or any individual or group whose video work is related with architecture, city or landscape.

JuryGiovanna Borasi, Director, Canadian Center for Architecture, MontrealAlejandra Celedón, Professor, Head Master Architecture, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago de ChileJosep Ferrando, Principal Josep Ferrando Architecture, Director ETSA La Salle-URL, Director Centre Obert d’Arquitectura, BarcelonaFabrizio Gallanti, Director Arc en Rêve, BordeauxChristophe Girot, Professor for Landscape Architecture, ETH ZurichDaniel Kötter, Filmmaker, BerlinRahul Mehrotra, Principal RMA architects, Mumbai-Boston, Professor and Chair Department Urban Planning, Harvard GSDIsabel Concheiro, Editor-in-chief, TRANSFERHelen van Vemde, Founder, Sotto Voce Fondation

AwardThe Award winner and honourable mentions will receive a TRANSFER Architecture Video Award 2021 certificate. They will be published on the TRANSFER Global Architecture Platform and be presented in a public event in the Fall 2021.

CalendarCall for submissions: 1 April 2021Submission deadline: 1 July 2021Announcement of the finalist videos: October 2021Award ceremony: November 2021

SubmissionEntries will be submitted exclusively online to: documents: original short film Full HD 1920x1080px, mp4, short film title and description, author’s contact details. Each participant can submit a maximum of two videos.Submission fee: 50 €

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