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Enter Your Short Film in the 2011 SMIBE Film Competition!December 31st, 2011

 SMIBE, Society for Moving Images about the Built Environment, films environmental, film contests, film competitions, Short Film Competition, architecture film competition, architecture films, urban development, eco films, films of sustainability

With its third annual competition, SMIBE (Society for Moving Images about the Built Environment)¬†continues to bring together a growing body of films about the built environment. For this year’s competition, SMIBE welcomes films that investigate, explore, and entertain our communities about social, environmental, political, technological, and economic issues that designers of the built world should be discussing. The topic for the SMIBE 2011 Short Film Competition is “Building Revolution.” Films submitted to the competition should be 3 minutes max in length, and can be produced in any motion image medium. The deadline is December 31, 2011.

December 31st, 2011

December 31st, 2011



Ten Finalist Prizes
Each finalist will receive (1) SMIBE trophy and will be publicly screened and published by SMIBE, including: Featured on, screenings in Los Angeles.

Grand Prize Winner
In addition to winning $500(USD) the Grand Prize winning submission will be publicly screened and published by SMIBE, including: Featured on, screenings in Los Angeles.


1. Register with SMIBE (registration will be open between December 15, 2011 and December 31, 201.)
2. Post your submission to Vimeo.
3. Complete your SMIBE submission.

Detailed instructions can be found here.


Grand Prize Selection Once the submission period is completed, SMIBE will manage a vetting/selection process to narrow the review group to 25 entries to be given to the judges' panel. The judges will then score each of those entries and through tabulation, the top 10 entrants will advance as Finalists. The 10 Finalists will be submitted to the final selection jury who will select one Grand Prize winner. Submissions will be judged on: 1. Originality of story 2. Effectiveness in expressing the "Personal Infrastructures" theme 3. Quality of execution 4. Ability to blend rigorous craft with intelligent storytelling.