Sunday, November 17, 2013


In a fringe event aligned with the theme of the 2013 Australian Institute of Architects National Conference Material we invite submissions of 60 second films 
exploring the architectural relationships between the material and immaterial, between the real and imaginary, between an idea and building. 
Selected films are to be screened at Federation Square on 31st May at 6.30pm. Submissions may specifically draw inspiration from one of the 
international or national speakers at this year’s conference, or Judges for this competition.

Continuous shot of 60 seconds maximum (ie no editing)                                 
Handheld cameras to be used
Digital cameras eg: telephone cameras allowed                              
No introduced props
No post production vision                                                                           
No technical effects
No titles or credits (on the film itself)                                                                     
16:9  Aspect Ratio (1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720)
MP4/M4V/H.264 max 100MB for vimeo upload                                
Content must be equivalent for G or PG rating.

Titled:  "Cinecity 2013_Title of Film_Your Name"  
Include:  A 100 word description of film, & 100 word biography of yourself.
Make The 'thumbnail' or 'still' of your film a 16:9 landscape image in TIFF or JPG with your best image from the film. 
This will be used in Federation Square to promote the screening event if your film is selected.

Deadline:  5pm EST 30th April 2013.

Shortlisted films for screening will then be contacted, and asked to email ftp higher res version of the film by 14th May 2013. 
Selected films for screening will be revealed on the screening event 31.05.12

If you do not have a Vimeo account you will need to make one to be able to upload your film to vimeo. By uploading yourfilms to the cinecity vimeo page you give permission for the film to be used in the Cinecity Architectural Film Project, in any promotions, screening and documentation of the event.  The intellectual property remains with the film maker.

We are proud to announce the following esteemed judges will be making their specific selection for the films to bescreened.

The judges decision is final and further discussion will not be entered into. The judging criteria is based on the technical parameters laid out in the brief and thematic engagement with the subject "material/immaterial" aligned with one of the speakers in the national conference or Judges of the Architectural Film Project.

cinecity architectural film project

Judges Top Picks

1. Pete Gomes: Path 1
2. ShMoJo: 57 Spring Street
3. Amanda Clarke: A Drifting Up
Commendation: Lindsay Sawyer : The City is the People
Commendation: Eva Marosy-Weide : Untitled

1. Amanda Clarke: A Drifting Up
2. Lindsay Sawyer: The City is the People
3. Reuben Nanda: Cognitive Dissonance in Space

1. Amanda Morgan: Impermanence no 9
2. Eva Marosy Weide: Untitled
Joint 3. Lindsay Sawyer: The City is the People
Joint 3. Rupert Owen: Wifly Dovecote

1.R.O. : Inland
2.Sabine de Schutter : Rim
3. ShMoJo : 57 Spring Street

1. Amanda Morgan: Impermanence #9
2. Alex Chomicz: Glass Ceiling
3. Lindsay Sawyer: The City is People

1. Amanda Clark: A Drifting Up
2. Alex Chomicz: Dreaming of Immateriality
3. ShMojo: 57 Spring Street
Commendation: Alex Chomicz : Glass Ceiling

1. ShMoJo : 57 Spring Street
2. Alex Chomicz : Dreaming of Immateriality
3. Farzane Haghighi : City through the Moving Glass

CINECITY SHORTLIST (Selected by Sarah + Louise)

Sundial: Ryhs Jenkins & Frazer Macfarlane
Gate: Fugitive Images
Francis Matthews, Stephen Mulhall & Paul Quinn: Ghost Estate
Roberto Arce: The Other Language
Cyrille Lallement: Tecture
Mathew Hynam: Cincinnati Jump Cut
John Gatip, Ale Cordova, Andy Ukhtomsky, Tim Joe Mak: The Immaterial Transcript
Diogo Morato: Parking the Wind
Hanna Lewi: 1946
Richard Goodwin: Mystic Alien Departure
Mark McQuilten: Frosty

“The submission requirements were brilliant in their precision and yet allowed for some very successful and imaginative works both in content and in filmic concepts.” 
Bernard Tschumi

“The Cinecity Architectural Film Project has been a wonderful and playful opportunity for architects to explore and express their ideas about architecture through film.  In the constrained format of 60 unedited seconds, it has both invited and tested entrants to exercise their capacity for innovation and vision, with some outstanding results.” 
President of the AIA  
Shelley Penn 

“We are very excited to have the Cinecity Architectural Film Project screening during the 2013 National Architecture Conference. Like cinema, the design process for architecture requires us to lure our clients in to 'the suspension of disbelief.' Built form, for all it's material qualities, relies heavily on visual effects and atmosphere, perhaps this is why French filmmaker and writer Rene Clair once noted 'The art that is closest to cinema is architecture.' We look forward to seeing the outputs of artists, architects and film makers that will suspend our disbelief on what material in architecture might mean." 
Directors of National Architecture Conference 2013 
Sandra Kaji-O’Grady & John de Manincor