Announcing the People’s Choice Award Winner

You watched the films, picked your favorite, and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. Now, we are proud to introduce the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the 2015 Look Up Film Challenge: “Mixed Plate Hawaii” and trio team Kaoru Lovett, Graham Hart, and Ronald Ribao! Their film beautifully captures the dramatic landscape of Hawaii and how it ties together the multi-cultural architecture of the island. The “Mixed Plate Hawaii” team also won the Third Place award and Diversity and Inclusion recognition award, and well deserve this third public recognition.

A special thank you to everyone who participated in Public Voting and making the People’s Choice Award possible. In case you missed out on voting for the People’s Choice Award or want to watch the films again, you can watch all 13 finalist short films here:

The “Mixed Plate Hawaii” team receiving their Third Place award at the Chicago Biennial

The “Mixed Plate Hawaii” team receiving their Third Place award at the Chicago Biennial

Read a few reflective words from the team on their experience creating the film, and watch “Mixed Plate Hawaii” below.

What was your favorite part about participating in the Look Up Film Challenge?

Our favorite part was going out and revisiting some of our favorite architecture on O'ahu. It was great seeing so much in such a short time.

How did participating in the Look Up Film Challenge change your perception of architecture?

We realized that even the most common buildings have cinematic and beautiful moments within them. We were happy to have captured them.

What has been your experience intertwining filmmaking and architecture for this collaboration?

We found that there are a lot of parallels when it came to not only the aesthetics, but also the narrative and how the story was told.

Watch “Mixed Plate Hawaii” here:

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