ADFF: Premier Film Festival for Architecture & Design Announces 2020 Dates for Tour Across North America

North America’s number one festival dedicated to showcasing international and independent films on architecture and design is pleased to announce the dates for its 2020 tour. The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) will return to Washington D.C., New York, Toronto, and Vancouver as well as host unique activations throughout the year in New York, LA, and more.

This dynamic season will begin next week on February 18 right in NYC at the United Nations, with a special day of screenings and talks related to global housing issues and injustices that grow more pressing each year. In collaboration with UN-Habitat, this free, all-day event will feature informative panel discussions and critically acclaimed films from the past year, including PUSH  (Fredrik Gertten) and The Human Shelter (Boris B. Bertram), that shed light prevalent issues such as homelessness, affordable housing and social inclusion. For details on the UN Screening and to RSVP, click here.

Also new to this year is a collaboration with NYCxDESIGN, featuring five screenings hosted throughout the five boroughs from May 14-20, celebrating New York’s architecture & design legacy during the citywide festival. A more detailed list of programming for this initiative will be announced in the coming weeks.

More information on ADFF and a complete list of dates for the 2020 season:

The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) – the largest film festival devoted to the creative spirit that drives architecture and design has just announced the key dates of its upcoming festivals for 2020. Traveling across the US and into Canada, the film festival will return to Washington DC, New York, Toronto, and Vancouver as well as host unique activations throughout the year in New York, LA, and more. ADFF will kickstart the new year at the United Nations on February 18, with a day of screenings related to global housing issues. In an exciting new initiative, this May the festival is teaming up with NYCxDESIGN to host five nights of films and programming within the five boroughs of NYC. Festival goers in every city can expect a rich and vivid lineup of visually and intellectually stimulating films about architecture, design and global issues around how humans live and build. More detailed programming lineups will be released as the festivals approach throughout the year.


Kyle Bergman, Founder & Director of the Architecture & Design Film FestivalFilmmakers, legendary architects, designers, and industry influencers

When & Where:

February 18 – ADFF @ the United Nations (New York)

March 26-29 – ADFF:DC (National Building Museum)

May 14-20 – ADFF @ NYCxDESIGN

May 14 – Eventscape (Queens)

May 16 – Empire Outlets (Staten Island)

May 17 – Industry City (Brooklyn)

May 18 – South Street Seaport (Manhattan)

May 20 – New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)

June 20 – Short Films Walk:LA (Helms Bakery District)

October 1 – Short Films Walk:NY (Soho Design District)

October 13-18 – ADFF:NY (Cinépolis Chelsea)

November 5-8 – ADFF:Vancouver (The Vancity Theatre & Scotiabank Dance Centre)

November 19-22 – ADFF:Toronto (TIFF Bell Lightbox)