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.


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



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.


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.


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


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,


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

Jury members have been invited by 2A Magazine (organizer of the award) and they will meet and watch the movies in order to select the winners.




When participants decide to submit their projects, they will find three options.
Three types of submission are stated at the registration form in the website which is presented clearly.


1- Presenting movies of

– Built Projects

– Concept Projects [3D Presentation- Animation]


Length: 100 Seconds (Maximum)

Format: Mvk, Mp4

Size: 200 MB (Maximum)


2- Presenting movies [based on the awards’ categories]

Length: From100 (Seconds) to 5 (Minutes)

Format: Mvk, Mp4

Size: 400 MB (Maximum)


3- Presenting movies [based on the awards’ categories]

Length: From 5 (Minutes) to 15 (Minutes)

Format: Mvk, Mp4

Size: 800 MB (Maximum)

Subject [Categories]

1- 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.


2- Documentaries about the lives and works of architects, urban planners, social researcher and theoretician in relation to architecture.


3- Truly alive and Adaptive Cities.


4- Progressive, happy and socio – economically dynamic city live.

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.


  • 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 119 EURO



Award Calendar

– The entry opens on February 10th, 2020 and closed on March 10th, 2020 , 4.00 pm CET.


Note: After the participation, the notification of submission approval will be sent to participants (via email in 48 hours).


– The award ceremony will be held in the last week of May in Istanbul.


  • The top five movies in each section of the award will receive honorary medals and certificates  in the ceremony.
  • The Movies of all top five of each category will be shown in the day of ceremony.
  • The Report of the ceremony and ideas of selected movies will be published in 2A Magazine.
  • The winners will also receive the 2ACAMA trophy.

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

  • 2A City- Architecture Movie Award is a one-stage entry and judgment award.
  • The 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 when the owner of the film is award.
  • 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 finalist will be notified by email as well as will be announced in the award website.
  • Jury members will choose the winners of each category in a meeting held by 2A Magazine in May 2020.
  • All participants’ movies should have been completed on or after 01 January 2010.
  • All movies should have been made/located in a specific place. As for Design category, the site of the project must also be located in a country.
  • Participants can submit multiple movies under one website account, and there is no limit on the number of submitted movies.
  • Each movie can be applied only to a single category of the Award. In another words, one movie cannot be submitted under two different categories.
  • The participant are totally responsible about the movie’s copyright and If we receive any completion in this regard, the movie’s participants would be on hold on the award same year.

Submission Fee:

The registration & submission fee of 2ACAMA 2020 for each movie in all the categories is 99 Euros and it will be paid at the time of submission.


Note 1: The Movies will be shown at the award website after the judgement process and the award ceremony.


Note 2: The participants will be invited to attend at the award ceremony and it would be free of charge for two representative of each movie’s participant.

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 [] 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.


Note: All the information submitted to the magazine have been provided by the competitors or designers, hence the responsibility of the third party liability lies with the competitors.