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.
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.
The TRANSFER Architecture Video Award 2019 and 2021 attracted the participation of nearly 400 short films from more than 50 countries. A selection of the first two editions was part of the exhibition Atmospheric, Filming Architecture at arc en rêve in partnership with the CCA.
The 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 (2021-2023).
The 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.
Loreta Castro Reguera, Principal Taller Capital, Professor Faculty of Architecture, UNAM, Mexico / Carole Diop, Architect, Founder Afrikadaa Magazine, Dakar, Senegal / Maxime Faure & Adam W. Pugliese, Filmmakers, France / Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA, New York, United States / Alfredo Thiermann, Assistant Professor for History and Theory of Architecture, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland / Xu Tiantian, Principal DnA Desing and Architecture, Beijing, China / Isabel Concheiro, Editor-in-chief, TRANSFER / Helen van Vemde, Founder, Sotto Voce Foundation.
The Award winner and honourable mentions will receive a TRANSFER Architecture Video Award 2023 certificate. They will be published on the TRANSFER Global Architecture Platform and be presented in a public event in Switzerland in February 2024.
Submission deadline: January 15, 2024 / Announcement of the finalist videos: February 2024 / Award ceremony: February 2024.
Entries will be submitted exclusively online here. Submission 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 EUR, Early bird discount: 25 EUR (till December 1, 2023)
Please see the TRANSFER Architecture Video Award 2023 brief here.