Nothing can stop Arquitecturas Film Festival. On January 10th 2018, we announced our Call for Entries for the 6th edition of the Arquitecturas, with the screening of “Aires Mateus: Matter in Reverse”, at Cinema São Jorge, dedicated to the work of the well-known architecture studio.

In this edition, we think about fiction. Arquitecturas, a festival known for its focus on the documental moving image about architecture, now opens its doors to fictional work. The selected films will compete in four distinct categories – Fiction, Documentary, Experimental and New Talent, to which we add and award given by the public through direct polling. This year the festival will happen from the 6th till the 10th of June 2018, and will have as theme “Learning from Fiction”.

The telling of stories is an ancient and fundamental cultural technique, and also has a function within the city – does it prevent humans from seeing what really should be seen, or does it bring light to reality? The 6th edition of Arquitecturas will explore how the narrative form in fictional cinema has depicted architecture since the beginning of film history. And what have we been learning from the futuristic, utopian or hyperrealist fictional stories that have been shaping our visual culture through cinema?

The deadline for this international Call for Entries is March 10th. To enrol your films please go to the platform Film Festival Life, follow instructions and read the rules, here: http://www.filmfestivallife.com/Architecture-Film-Festival-Lisbon

Deadline for sending films: March 10th 2018
Selected films will be revealed: May 1st
Award ceremony: June 9th

The 6th edition of Arquitecturas Film Festival will take place between 6th to 10th June 2018.

Sofia Mourato is the director of Arquitecturas Film Festival, which presents documental and experimental films about architecture. Co-organised by Do You Mean Architecture and the Lisbon Triennale, the 2017 edition proposed a reflection around “What does it mean to be an architect?”, highlighting four great personalities: Rem Koolhaas, Álvaro Siza, Jane Jacobs and Bjarke Ingels. The sessions took place at the Fórum Lisboa and Cinema City Alvalade, and 20 films were in the competition section, that included two world premieres.