Introduction

Part 1

Since the end of the 19th century, cinema and the city have been intrinsically related to each other. Movies have been interested in the representation of places, lifestyles, and human conditions, on the other hand, the change in the society and life style and all other aspects of daily life in city had an expanded reflection on the movies. Indeed, movies can provide a comprehensive image of urban living, they confront us with hidden layers of city, those which cannot be fully represented in any other way than moving pictures.
This competition seeks to straddle the border between the art of film making and the built environment, to see how a novel narration of urban living can have consequences.
Architecture and movie – cinema intervened more after the technological inventions. Cinema became more inspiring and interesting for the architectural agenda. Movies are studied and analyzed more and more as this field grows. There is a growing scholarship on this field. The fusion of architecture and cinema depicts how these two art forms intervene in a subtle way. The essence of producing spaces in these eternalized worlds becomes more influential.

Part 2

Due to the ever changing and dynamic nature of this information age, 2A Magazine like any other Avant-garde publication and media network has been driven to adjust itself to the Global changes and developments. “City – Architecture Movie Award” is initiated in order to further expand the scope of our activities, in a way that our audience and correspondents would have more effective and attractive method of presentation to facilitate their better understanding of various dimensions of architecture. The addition of art of Movie Production to the art of architecture can help the better understanding of the true nature and characteristics of architecture, for instance, the realistic effect, aesthetic dimension, functional aspect of space, feeling the created sense of wellbeing and making the presence of human factor more evident. This award seeks to straddle the border between the art of movie making and the built environment. There is a growing scholarship on this field. The fusion of architecture and cinema depicts how these two art forms intervene in a subtle way. The essence of producing spaces in these activities worlds becomes more influential. The award is a new architectural activity of 2A Magazine which acts internationally and works parallel with other activities of 2A Magazine and its awards.

 

Ahmad Zohadi,

Head of Organizing Committee of 2ACAMA

The Awards’ Advantages

Movies as a Power to Reinterpret the city

Not only cities preserve images of their own culture and ways of life, but film can also preserve both the time of its making and the time that it represents. Movie becomes similar with the discourses o archaeology when it assumes the role of preserving the city, its life, society.

Movie as a Valuable Instrument to Convey the City’s Visions and Desires.

The real city is the physical entity, the mass of people and their constructs. The dream city is a mythic city created by Movie holding the real city’s charisma, rich in memory and that for many can resemble the real city. Sanders holds that the filmic or mythic city is more than a mirror of the real city, rather it is a statement of urban presence and greatness.

Movie as a vehicle for documenting and portraying the city.

Through Movie we are able to walk in created environments or to explore and document the effects of buildings on society, and urban settings. Film is an invaluable instrument for the quasi-perceptual experience of the city – it enables us with an almost first person contacting with the city. Also in Movie, architecture and the city can be used cinematically in different ways with the intent of creating an experience derived by cinematic images; interplay between architecture and the characters that live in the city.

Vision

The Vision and Positive Effects of Improving inhabitat quality of life through Architecture and Urban Planning via 2A City – Architecture Movie Award

Observation and evaluation of the creative and thoughtful ideas alongside bringing two Arts of Architecture and Movie- Cinema together and present innovative architecture in 2A City- Architecture Movie Award. The urban design and architectural presentation by Movies have a unique sensibility in regards to the recognition of the projects, on the other hand, architectural movies also reflect many various artistic and aesthetic aspect of architecture. because it has some plausible advantages in its type of presentation.

2ACAMA has also the following effects:

– Offering you types of lifestyle and viewpoints toward a better life.

– Encouraging people and professionals to better understand and respond to environmental and humanistic needs while designing a living space in their cities.

– Recognition of the required spaces in accordance with the mentality of different people and creating the culture of constructing these spaces.

– Generating the mindset of interaction and unity among a society to achieve the good for living spaces.

– Making the comfort and prosperity of people in their living spaces and cities the priority, which would accommodate and respect all civil rights of its people which is costumery in all advance cities and communities.

View Point

 

01

Presenting the artistic and Architectural Innovation in the city

The movie could be the witness of all the evolutions and all the creative works which are done in the city. However, the creativity evolves in a way that we have never seen before. The cinema does not give a name to this world like social sciences do; but it shows us beyond the “named” world. Representations of public everyday space contain historical narratives, and finding the underrepresented ones gives us a more inclusive socio-historical understanding of a city’s environment. The conditions of the postmodern city complicate the legibility of these narratives. When the moving image came to prominence at the beginning of the 20th century, the understanding of architectural and urban space and our connection to it was transformed by film’s capacity to trace the spatial dimension and shifting points of views in architecture and design. Sample Issues: Creative Architecture, Facades, Graffiti and Street Arts, Architecture for Urban Living.

02

Promotion of Better Living Conditions for Inhabitants

movies can deal with urban living and explore, in one way or another, how cities are not necessarily designed for people. Quite the opposite, in fact, they demonstrate how our urban environments often dehumanize us. Are we thriving in our cities, or simply surviving in them? Films can examine what makes a city a home or a hell for a human. Some of us are enchanted by the excitement, culture and buzz of urban living, and some of us want to run for the hills. Films also can take us on that worldwide trip, looking at the human need for intimacy and inclusion, and explores how cities might be built to better serve the lives of the people who live in them. Sample Issues: Livable Cities, Women and City, City for Disabled, City for Children.

03

Facilitate Interaction Among the Members of Society

movies and cities are alike in one specific way that they can provide a mean for members of society to interact with each other. Through films different groups of people can be hear other people’s voices, they can be informed of what they think about. In other hand, daily life in city is the basic way for citizens to make their daily interaction with the world beyond their own homes, Creative cities provide more of the places with interaction facilities

04

Creative and esthetic atmosphere

In urban life creative and esthetic atmosphere combines with rhythm into the elements of the city which are streets, houses, cinemas, shopping malls, transportation systems. The circulation in space is combined by these elements through movement. In architecture movement and rhythm can be gathered by texture, light, proportion, scale or color. The main theme movement also has its existence with users and other incomes like nature. While living in a city the acts which cannot be separated like fears, desires, and attractions, ambitions, combines with urbanism. These acts also depend on time and picture the experience of spaces so on cities. Sample Issues: City for artists, artistic agencies in urban living,

05

Promote and Re-affirm Social and Cultural Roots and Identity (Sense of Belonging)

One of the main novelties about film had been the fact that it was apparently able to capture the roots and identity through time. In doing so, it depicted movement as it spread-out. By depicting various kinds of transfer, passage, shift or interchange, film became involved in the exploration of space in its cultural context. With movie, the representation of the special breath of life that goes through all of us from the moment we are born until the last of our traces are preserved for another person’s memory. Sample Issues: modern urban monuments

Jury Members

Submission

  • documentary, length: 100 seconds in two different sections:

– Built Projects, Completion date must be after 01/Jan/2010 (Movie only)
– Concept Project (3D Presentation- Animation)

  • Movies between 100 sec to 5 minutes in length
  • Movies between 5 to 15 minutes in length

(Each classification will be judged separately)

Subject [Categories]

  • A story-line with an emphasis on a compelling work of architecture with social, cultural, economical, humanitarian and geographical sphere of influence and the use of modern technology to design cities.
  • Documentaries about the lives and works of architects, urban planners, social researcher and theoretician in relation to architecture.
  • Truly alive and Adaptive Cities.
  • Progressive, happy and socio – economically dynamic city live.

Note: In accordance to the regulation of the award’s organization in regards to the In judgment process, the categories will be made [After the submissions] If organizer and jury members decide that it needs.

Judgment Criteria

1- Architectural Significance: (%65) Quality, Creativity, Innovation and Originality of:

 

  • Diversity of Design Ideologies and Methodologies
  • Cultural diversity – definition
  • Social Responsibility & Urban Connectivity
  • Social Sensivity
  • Contextual Analysis
  • Conceptualization and design
  • Advanced Technologies
  • Sense of place and ecology
  • Relationship between architecture and movie industry (Architect, Urban Designer and Director)
  • Sensing the Economical Condition at the City and Offering Solution.
  • Create multi layers unity: intellectual, cultural, humanistic and spiritual.

2- Movie Significance: technical & aesthetics aspects and the Quality of the movie (%35)

 

Quality, Creativity and Originality of:

  • Visual Creativity
  • Cinematography
  • Music, Sound Design and Soundtrack
  • Editing
  • Composition Skills

Note: In accordance to the regulation of the award’s organization in regards to the judgment process, the categories will be made [After the submissions] If organizer and jury members decide that it is needed.

Registration

  • Applicants will have to register for each category they enter.
  • Each applicant is allowed to register more than once in each category.
  • Registration for the award can be done online
  • Enrollment fee for 2A City – Architecture Movie Award is 99 EURO

Award Calendar

Submission:

The entry opens on March 15th, 2019 and closes on May 28th, 2019, 4:00 pm CET.
– After the participation, the approval notification will be sent to participants [via email in 72 hours] when it considers.
– When participants receive the massage in regards to their movies selection as Candidate, they should continue the procedure of submission and pay the fee.
– file of the invoice of first step of the qualified movie as the Candidate will be appeared to the Participant panel registration.

Candidate Projects:

  • The projects that pass the first stage of judgment are regarded as “ Candidate Projects.”
  • Our response regarding to the acceptance of the participants projects which qualifies them as a candidates for the second stage will be announced 72 hours after submission. All the candidate projects will receive a qualification letter, representing that their project has been nominated by 2A Magazine.

Note 1: After the participation, the approval notification will be mailed to participants when it consideres at the fist stage of selection of the qualified movie (in Maximum 72 hours)

Note 2: when participants receive the massage in regards to their movies selection as Candidate, they should continue the procedure of submission and pay the fee.

Note 3: file of the invoice of first step of the qualified movie as the Candidate will be appeared to the Participant panel registration.

Prizes

  • The top five movies in each section of the award will receive honorary medals and certificates in the ceremony.
  • All top five of each category will be displayed separately in the day of the ceremony.
  • The Report of the ceremony and ideas of selected movies will be published in 2A Magazine and other platforms.
  • The winners will receive trophies and certificates as a praise of their works.
  • Three winners from all categories will also receive the trophies of the award

Rules, Conditions and the procedure of the 2A City- Architecture Movie Award:

  • 2A City- Architecture Movie Award is a one-stage entry/ two-stage judgment award.
  • The First Stage Entry is open to all professional entrants, i.e., Individual architects, urban planners, landscape architects, multi-professional teams and architectural firms and offices, architectural directors, film producers and directors.
  • Other associated bodies, e.g., clients & developers may also enter on behalf of directors & film makers, architects and urban planners.
  • Join projects between universities and industry are eligible to participate in the award.
  • The Entries include one file should be related to one of the themes of the award.
  • The candidate projects of The First Stage Entry will be notified by email as well as will be announced in the award website and it will be showed in the part of candidates.
  • Jury members will choose the winners of each category in a meeting held by 2A Magazine in September 2019.
  • All projects should have been completed on or after 01 January 2010. For Future Projects/Innovative Design category entries, the design dates should not be older than 2010.
  • All Projects should have been built /located in a specific place. As for Design category, the site of the project must also be located in a country. [The award is one of the intentional activity of 2A Magazine].
  • Participants can submit multiple projects under one website account, and there is no limit on the number of submitted projects
  • Each project can be applied only to a single category of the Award. In another words, one project cannot be submitted under two different categories.

Submission Fee:

The 2ACAMA entrance is free of charge.
The candidate projects will be charged 99 Euro to be considered for the next stage of judgment.
There is a fee of 99 EURO for Candidates who qualify for the second stage.
Note:
– The candidates projects will be published in the award website
– participation of architect and director of the candidate movies in the award ceremony

Entry Eligibility

  • This award is open to anyone, in particular, Architects and Directors.
  • All entries and the content of them must be original and be authored by one individual/group.

Note1: English is the official language of this competition.

Note2: 2A Magazine [as organizer] is not responsibel for the ideas content presented in the 2A City- Architecture Movie Award. The participants are solely responsible.

The architects, directors, filmmakers of the awards’ participants are responsible for movie’s content and ideas, pictures, recording & shooting and all the other parameters.

Copyright Policy:

By submitting your Movie to the award website [www.2aincorp.com] you  will give us (2A Magazine) the permission to share your movie in our  website and the award ceremony, on the other hand, All the information  at the Movie submitted to 2ACAMA have been provided by the compatetores  (Designer and Director) and they are the copyright holder in this regard.