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11 August 2016

AnthropoScene film competition attracts over 140 entries from around the world

An astounding 141 entries from around the world have been received for AnthropoScene Film Competition, an initiative between the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), the National Museum of Australia and LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture. Six finalists will be preselected by the jury for public screening on 28 October at the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: [Not] In My Backyard for a chance to win $10,000 in prize money.

AnthropoScene is a global short film competition embracing the profoundly frightening and yet somehow incredibly optimistic landscapes of the 21st century. The public were invited to submit 3–4 minute short films on the general subject of the new epoch of the Anthropocene. Entries have been received from Germany, USA, China, Australia, India, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Iran, France, Hong Kong, Canada and Brazil.

Six finalists will be preselected by the judges for public screening at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on the evening of 28th October 2016. The ultimate winner will be determined via audience participation at the screening.

The jury is comprised of seven international design professionals including International Festival of Landscape Architecture Creative Director Richard Weller, Author and Artist Paul Carter, Architect and Futurist Liam Young, Harvard University’s Silvia Benedito, University of Southern California’s Aroussiak Gabrielian, Editor in Chief of LA+ Tatum Hands and Visual Anthropologist and National Museum of Australia Head Curator Kirsten Wehner.

Contact, interviews and materials

Festival Creative Director and AnthropoScene Jury Chair, Richard Weller, is available for comment.

Please contact:
Grace Bodman
National Communications Officer
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
Phone: 02 6248 9970 

AnthropoScene Partners

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