Open Call: TSA Architecture Short Films

The Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) is inviting architects, studios,  designers, film makers and the public to submit short films reflecting on themes of architecture, urbanism and design.

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“We’re interested in films that explore the built environment (and the people behind it) through storytelling, and are looking to take stock of what kind of short films have been produced by the architecture and film community as we continue planning events for the fall,” says the TSA.

The organization is looking for short films between 3 and 40 minutes in length which fall into either of the following categories:

  • Architecture and the Built Environment | Films in this category should share stories through the exploration of themes related to architecture and the built environment. Films might speak to a specific building or architect or explore larger urban and social issues through the built environment.
  • Architectural Fly-Throughs | We’re looking for fly-throughs, augmented and/or virtual reality experiences  which are not only technologically or visually impressive, but which also tell a story by integrating narrative elements. How can we leverage digital tools to better tell the stories of the places we design even before they are built?

Submissions are open until June 12, 2020 and should be made by WeTransfer or an emailed screening link to [email protected]

The TSA’s film committee will review submissions to help inform fall programming and opportunities to screen a curated selection of these films.

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