Saturday, March 14, 2015


    60 second films exploring architectural ideas

    CINECITY Architectural Film Project invites submissions 60 secondunedited* architectural films which explore the theme: RISK: by asking the question, from your point of view, WHAT IS ARCHITECTURE?**

    Cinecityis an architectural film project that has been running since 2009 wherefilmmakers, architects, artists, academics and members of the general publicare invited to make 60 second unedited* films exploring architectural ideas inrelation to the theme of the annual National Architecture Conference.

    This year the 2015 theme of theNational Architecture Conference is RISK. The CREATIVE DIRECTORS of theConference, Donald Bates, Hamish Lyon and Andrew Mackenzie state that “The Riskconference will explore this troubled nexus; between the professional necessity to takecalculated and creative risks and a world incapacitated by riskminimisation.” Specifically, it willfocus on four aspects of risk within the profession – risks related to:cultural relevance, architectural pedagogy, professional practice and thediscipline of architecture.”

    We all, if we’re lucky, live, work and play within architecture and the city; whether coming from within the discipline or outside of itwe are all constantly contributing to what architecture is, and in turn it contributes to who we are. This question falls within the discipline of architecture (the body of knowledge and a way of doing things) which in turns plays a role in creating - the architecture.

    As architecture may have a kind of language - its elements being perhaps, doors, windows, wall, the sun, and wet footprints, the shine on a brass railing etc - films also have a particular language, so using the medium of film (but without editing) that is using camera angles, camera movements, figure movements, lighting, framing, colour,setting, space and time etc we ask you to consider, from your point of view, the question filmicly.

    30 shortlisted films, which explore What is Architecture? and adhere tothe CINECITY submission format, will be selected by the curators and putforward to the panel of esteemed judges. Each judge will choose and score theirtop film. The overall first place prize is $1000 AUD.
    We areproud to announce that the Judges for CINECITY 2015 are:
    CALLUMMORTON - MADA Monash University
    CALLUMFRASER - Elenberg Fraser Architects
    ESTHERANATOLITIS – Architecture & Philosophy Curator
    KASPER GULDAGER JENSEN 3XNArchitects & GXN Innovation
    LOUISELEMOINE & ILA BÊKA – LivingArchitectures
    RICHARD GOODWIN – Artist& Architect
    SCREENING:Selected films by the Curators,and Judges will be screened in Melbourne May 2015.

    * Forinformation on submission format and how to enter go

    DEADLINE: 25 MARCH 2015 5pm AEST
    FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Curators: Louise Mackenzie & Sarah

    **RISK: [verb] to expose, someone or something valued, to danger,harm, or loss; [synonym] to chance.
    **DISCIPLINE (of architecture):[noun] a method of instruction which results in a body of knowledge and informs a way of doing things.
    **LIVE DANGEROUSLY “A traveller who had seen many countries and peoples and several continents was asked what human traits he had found everywhere; and he answered: men are inclined to laziness. Some will feel that he might have said with greater justice: they are all timorous. They hide behind customs and opinions. At bottom, every human being knows very wellthat he is in the world just once, as something unique, and that no accident,however strange, will throw together a second time into a unity such a curiousand diffuse plurality: he knows it but hides it like a bad conscience – why? From fear of his neighbour who insists onconvention and veils himself with it. But what is it that compels the individual human being to fear hisneighbour, to think and act herd-fashion, and not to be glad of himself? A sense of shame, perhaps, in a few rare cases. In the vast majority it is the desire for comfort, inertia – in short, that inclination to laziness of which the traveller spoke. “ Friedrich Nietzsche “LiveDangerously” in ed Walter Kaufmann Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre,New American Library, New York: 1975. (Page 122)