Architecture Film Festivals Network
LE FESTIVAL IMAGE DE VILLE, AIX ON PROVENCE, FRANCE
Takes place every year in November in the city of Aix on Provence. The focus is on urban development, debates and French spoken films. It evolved a bit from a film festival to a debate festival. Main language: French
ECUMENÓPOLIS, BARCELONA, SPAIN
Regular screenings, the urban documentary programme of the Catalan Architect’s Association (COAC). They screen very varied films regarding urban issues, establishing a space for collective reflexion and debate around both global and local urbanism and citizenship.
BEIJING DESIGN WEEK, BEIJING, CHINA
The is a large citywide showcase of international design, catalyst and laboratory for raising public design awareness, while helping to develop a stronger design infrastructure and discourse in Beijing and China.
URBAN RESEARCH ON FILM, BERLIN, GERMANY
It’s a film and video program curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr and screens occasionally during the Berlinale. Urban Research encompasses explorations of public space, the conditions of urban life, and interventions in the urban sphere, by international film and video artists using experimental, documentary, abstract, or fictive forms.
URBNE FILMS, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
showcases films that inform and inspire about urban design, architecture, public spaces and collaborative design process. It is the first Australian film festival focused on urban spaces, architecture and design films.
URBAN EYE FILM FESTIVAL, BUCAREST, ROMANIA
Took place for the first time from 13-16 November 2014! The festival screens mostly films about urbanization.
BUDAPEST ARCHITECTURE FILM DAYS, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
The mission of the Architecture Film Days, initiated by KÉK in 2007, is to generate a dialogue between the architectural practice that finds inspiration in cinema, and the cinema borrowing its subjects from architecture and the city.
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES AND CHICAGO
The festival always has a completely new selection of feature length films, documentaries and shorts. Plus, there are lively discussions with filmmakers, architects, designers and other industry leaders. The Architecture and Design festival also takes place in Chicago and Los Angeles.
The festival combines film screenings, debates, symposia, lectures, walks, in-situ views and much more.
ARCHITECT AFRICA FILM FESTIVAL, DURBAN AND OTHER CITIES, SOUTH AFRICA
The is hosted every two years (the even years) The Architect Africa Film Festival celebrates architecture and brings audiences face to face with the realities and possibilities of urban living and the built environment.
ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN FILMS FESTIVAL, ISTANBUL, TURKYE
It is unique in its focus on film about the struggle between developing the architectural culture, protecting the historical heritage and improving quality of life.
BAFF ARCHITECTURE FILM FESTIVAL, KOTOR, MONTENEGRO
Focusses on both documentary and feature films in our selection. It also hosts a workshop on the mechanisms for broadening public understanding and appreciation of architecture and public space in the cities as well as the role of architects and built structures in contemporary city environment.
ARCHITECTURE ASSOCIATION, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Monthly screenings at the Barbican Center.
ARCHITECTURE FILM FESTIVAL ARCHFILMLUND , LUND, SWEDEN
It provides a platform for exploring contemporary and historical interconnections between architecture and film, screening a wide range of fictional and documentary films and bringing together seminars/debates, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other activities.
MEXTROPOLI MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
It’s a large and ambitious festival in Mexico City about architecture and city development, welcoming guests as Antanas Mockus, former major of Bogota, Elizabeth Diller and Antonio Ortiz. The programme has lectures, excursions and workshops and there is a good film programme.
THE MILANO DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL (MDFF), MILAN, ITALY
It presents the best selection of recent documentary films on architecture and design. The program also provides moments of discussions with designers, architects, filmmakers and critics nationally and internationally.
DOCUCITY MILAN, ITALY
It is a film festival with documentaries showing different views on the city.
SIERRA VALLEY ARCHITECTURE FILM FESTIVAL, MODESTO, USA
“The Sierra Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has partnered with the Modesto Art Museum, the Modesto Film Society and the State Theatre to host the AIA .
ARCHITECTURE FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM AFFR, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
It is a bi-annual film festival hosting apr. 100 movies, shorts and documentaries for a mixed and international audience combined with debates, talk-shows and tours.
ARQFILMFEST, SANTIAGO, CHILI
In 2012 the first architecture film festival AFFS was organized and was an immediate success. It takes place every two years.
DOCUMENTARY FILMS ON SPACE FESTIVAL, SEOUL, KOREA
It is a film screening program that is being co-hosted by the Korea Foundation and EBS International Documentary Festival (EIDF) to present various films which had been shown at the EIDF.
A DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL, SINGAPORE
Conceived in 2010 by Anonymous as a film festival dedicated solely to design, launched in Singapore and has travelled to Portland, Berlin, Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Bangkok. The festival is a curated collection of films dedicated to architecture, fashion, photography, street art, motion graphics, technology and the subcultures of design.
DEDALO MINOSSE CINEMA AWARD, VICENZE, ITALY
The films are selected every two years by an international jury. They choose the film (fiction or documentary) that best represents the architectural profession. The jury consists of curators of architecture film festivals all over the world.
MOVIES IN WONDERLAND , VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Occasional screenings. The internales festival für Urbane Erkundungen Urbanize took place during 10 days in October 2014. Also in Vienna is the series of the Architektur Zentrum Wien. It takes a close look at the role of architecture – and consequently of those who make architecture – using current international films.
BETON FILM FESTIVAL, WARSAW, POLAND
Is organized in the capital of Poland – Warsaw. Each edition of the event is focused on one main subject and is accompanied with an art exhibition. They are screening full- and short-length feature films, documentaries, and art-videos.
It presents critically acclaimed films that focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. The films cover an incredible range of design-oriented topics from architecture and urban design to graphics and product design. The festival started out in 2012.
RESENE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL, AUCKLAND AND OTHER CITIES, NEW ZEALAND
Now in 4 cities across NZ the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival showcases excellence, creativity and innovation in architecture and design.