Following the themes of the previous editions of the festival that addressed contemporary issues related to the built environment, we will continue to host an open forum for  discussion, through personal, collective and global audiovisual stories from all corners of the world.

The 8th edition of Arquiteturas aims to reflect on the social construction of space connected with a thread that circulates within its own narratives of domination. Narratives also of identity that is often stolen or forced into bodies. Against some current assumptions, we see this perceptual paradigm — an epitome of the vision of our times — as fundamentally social, spatial and corporeal.

Architecture works along with administrative, economic, political and structural powers that control, segregate and colonize, actively mapping the spatial territories inhabited by our bodies. Now, to be fair, this isn’t only a grim interpretation of the field, it is a call for actively thinking about our own spectator responsibility as we move through this maze of inequality as direct descendants of exploration of space and bodies.

best documentary award

→ Para Lá Dos Meus Passos
Beyond My Steps

by Kamy Lara and Paula Agostinho
AGO, 2019 [72’]

honorable mention [documentary]

→ The Real Thing
by Benoit Felici
FRA, 2018 [68’]

best experimental award

→ Cities (Territories & Occupation)
by Gusztáv Hámos and Katja Pratschke
DEU, 2019 [30’]

honorable mention [experimental]

→ Documentation Report (No. 0617 - 0918)
by Beatrice Moumdjian
DEU, 2019 [5’]

best fiction award

→ Ar Condicionado
Air Conditioner

by Fradique and Jorge Cohen
AGO, 2020 [72’]

new talent award

→ Boys of the Edge
Jungs von der Kante

by Alexandra Leibmann
DEU, 2019 [29’]

audience award

→ Acasa, My Home
by Radu Ciorniciuc
ROU, 2020 [85’]