Films in Competition

Documentary

How to Sow a Hive?

How to Sow a Hive?

This film tells the story of the reconstruction of the Figueira Primary School (Pedrógão Grande, Leiria), and how it was turned into a Support Centre for Wildfire Victims (AVIPG). This regeneration is an example of how the rebuilding of a place can become a starting point ...
Tiago Moura
8th JUN/ Friday/ Fórum Lisboa 8pm
In the Bubble

In the Bubble

Directed with low-fi and amateur media, the film takes Porto Alegre (Brazil) as a case study. Exhibiting a series of interviews and following the participants in their everyday lives in gated communities, or highly secured buildings and houses, the film pictures the contradictions and ambiguities of living behind golden gates ...
Fabio Vanin, Olivia Casagrande, Marta de Marchi, Marta Finotello, Roberto Genna
7th JUN/ Thursday/ Fórum Lisboa 8pm
Before My Feet Touch the Ground

Before My Feet Touch the Ground

In Tel Aviv, a young Israeli named Daphni looks back on the time she went from a naive demonstrator to the figurehead of a national protest movement. A strong and dynamic documentary, delivered as a personal account, against the gentrification of cities ...
Daphni Leef
6 JUN/ Quarta/ Fórum Lisboa 8pm
Before the Flight

Before the Flight

In 1960, the so-called Year of Africa, many African countries liberate themselves from European colonial powers and become independent, including the Ivory Coast. And independence leads to a real boom in architecture ...
Laurence Bonvin
10th JUN/ Sunday/ Fórum Lisboa 8pm
Do More With Less

Do More With Less

By 2030, two billion people are expected to be living in slums. As their first feature film, the directors portray contemporary architecture in Ecuador as an example of alternative architectural practices that address social issues, seek innovation in local resources, and ultimately aim to change the way in which the ...
Kate Kliwadenko, Mario Novas
8th JUN/ Friday/ Fórum Lisboa 8pm
Istanbul Echoes

Istanbul Echoes

Istanbul's street vendors adapt to fast paced urban changes when their neighborhoods are destroyed and residents are evicted over the course of 5 years. As old buildings and traditions disappear, a strong awareness develops in the younger generations and a new voice emerges through a socially engaged hip-hop group ...
Giulia Frati
9th JUN/ Saturday/ Fórum Lisboa 8pm
Jaar, Lament of the Images

Jaar, Lament of the Images

Jaar, Lament of the Images observes the creative and personal process of Alfredo Jaar, the most renowned international Chilean contemporary artist. According to Jaar, art is the last space left in society, through which one can speak honest and profoundly about social conflicts, in a world ruled by consumption and ...
Paula Rodríguez Sickert
8th JUN/ Friday/ Fórum Lisboa 10pm
Moriyama-San

Moriyama-San

Moriyama-San is warm and light-hearted documentary about Yasuo Moriyama, the "urban hermit" who lives inside a house built by Ryue Nishizawa - one of the two founders of Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architecture studio SANAA back in 2005. The house dynamics, built to measure to serve Moriyama’s needs, is fully presented ...
Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine
10th JUN/ Sunday/ Cinema City Alvalade 7.30pm
Red Trees

Red Trees

How to understand today’s refugee crisis? The director delves into the story of her own family, one of only twelve Jewish families to survive the Nazi occupation of Prague during World War Two. The story is told through the voice of her father Alfred Willer, who witnessed bureaucratic nightmares, transportations ...
Marina Willer
9th JUN/ Saturday/ Cinema City Alvalade 7.30pm

Fiction

All I Imagine

All I Imagine

End of adolescence, end of school, the last summer before joining the working world for a group of friends from the neighborhood of Alcoitão, “BDA”. With no adults around there is an illusion one can do what one wants. André improvises his life like in a rap music, searching for a path that will allow him more freedom, escaping from what’s familiar and close to him, but he’ll never manage to escape from himself ...
Leonor Noivo
7th JUN/ Thursday/ Fórum Lisboa 8pm
Pop Aye

Pop Aye

On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together ...
Kirsten Tan
7th JUN/ Thursday/ Cinema City Alvalade 7.30pm
Rules

Rules

Mikhail is a meticulous supervisor of a residential building nearby the Black Sea. His monotonous everyday life is about to be shaken by the new neighbour across the floor, the young and extroverted Evelina ...
Yassen Genadiev
10th JUN/ Sunday/ Fórum Lisboa 4pm
The Hymns of Muscovy

The Hymns of Muscovy

The film is a trip to the planet Muscovy, which is an upside down space twin of the city of Moscow, accompanied by the Hymnic Variations on the Soviet anthem by the composer Alexander Manotskov, originally written in 1943. Manotskov used an early recording of the anthem as source material to create three electronic variations each corresponding to an architectural style ...
Dimitri Venkov
9th JUN/ Saturday/ Fórum Lisboa 10pm
When You Return I'll Be Living by the Waterside

When You Return I’ll Be Living by the Waterside

An ambitious architect and his passionate client collide during the creative process in order to design a perfect family home. The film, inspired by a short story by Ramsey Nasr, is a meticulous ode to an imaginary space built on contradictory interests, unrequited desires and exploded dreams ...
Petra Noordkamp
10th JUN/ Sunday/ Fórum Lisboa 8pm

Experimental

Coastland

Coastland

Coastland presents a fictional narrative rooted into architectural research. The film is created entirely out of the author’s collection of authentic postcards of the Romanian seaside resorts, circulated between early 1960s throughout the late 1980s ...
Miruna Dunu
8th JUN/ Friday/ Cinema City Alvalade  7.30pm
Fade to Black

Fade to Black

Exhibition of a shadow - a c-/kinematic installation at Galerie Göttlicher, Krems (2014) ...
Gregor Holzinger, Adam Orlinski
10th JUN/ Sunday/ Cinema City Alvalade 7h30pm
Forensic

Forensic

Forensic reveals both the striking architecture and the daily activities of the Netherlands Forensic Institute in Ypenburg, the Netherlands ...
Chris de Krijger
9th JUN/ Saturday/ Cinema City Alvalade 7.30pm
The Eternal Virgin

The Eternal Virgin

The understanding of domestic, cyclic time-space in Ozu Yasjirō’s cinema takes material form in Hara Setsuko, “The Eternal Virgin”, woman-actress-character-myth constantly alone in the shot, accomplice in an attack against the classical understanding of raccord ...
Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas
9th JUN/ Saturday/ Fórum Lisboa 4pm
Topography of the Unseen

Topography of the Unseen

Topography of the Unseen é uma experiência visual criada a partir de um modelo de alta-fidelidade Point-Cloud da historicamente relevante Parramatta Female Factory Precinct (uma antiga prisão para mulheres que também acolhia crianças órfãs) na zona oeste de Sidney ...
Volker Kuchelmeister
9th JUN/ Saturday/ Fórum Lisboa 4pm

New Talent

The Body and the Modernist City

The Body and the Modernist City

The capital of Brazil is known for its modernist architecture and its urban drawing, as well as being a political center. The city experienced by its inhabitants, however, goes beyond this, and have its own positive and negative peculiarities. The film explores if - and how - the space influences the inhabitants of the city, its urban life and their social relationships ...
Pedro Rodolpho Ramos Camargo
10th JUN/ Sunday/ Fórum Lisboa 8pm
41.16° / -8.74°

41.16° / -8.74°

The movie takes the audience into the Faculty of Architecture, in Porto, designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira and is based on a recurring experience lived by students: being locked inside of the building after long working sessions during nigh time ...
Noémie Schönfelder, Zeynep Yılmaztürk, Arthur Bonvoisin
7th JUN/ Thursday/ Fórum Lisboa 10pm
A Spa. Architecture of Zawodzie

A Spa. Architecture of Zawodzie

The post WWII, mid-century (1959-1970) spa district of Zawodzie (Ustroń, Poland) was designed by a duo of renowned Silesian architects – Henryk Buszko and Aleksander Franta. This film discusses the issues of who should have the power over the landscape and how to be responsible for the heritage as a common good ...
Ewa Trzcionka
10th JUN/ Sunday/ Fórum Lisboa 4pm
Die Laube. Stadt (selbst) bauen

Die Laube. Stadt (selbst) bauen

Die Laube is a self-built wooden structure in the summer of 2016 within the urban garden Prinzessingarten, located in the district of Kreuzberg, Berlin. The film portrays the construction process and the opening days ...
Diego Aracil, Laura Ordoñez
10th JUN/ Sunday/ Fórum Lisboa 6pm
São Vicente, Madeira

São Vicente, Madeira

Since the mid-20th century, the parish of São Vicente’s population has decreased significantly due to emigration. The last censuses show that only 11% of the population is between 15 and 24 years old. The images we see show the present while the sound is made from the idealized, fictionalized, constructed, memory of a shared past ...
Vitor Bruno Pereira
7th JUN/ Thursday/ Fórum Lisboa 8pm