Apr. 16-19: Architecture and Design Film Festival Offers Virtual Screenings & Discussions with Directors & Special Guests

Beyond educating and inspiring viewers about the power of design, the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) has always been about community. Now that theater screenings and in-person networking is not an option, ADFF director and founder Kyle Bergman has decided to launch a virtual festival experience, ADFF:ONLINE, as a way for the architecture and design community to remain engaged and experience several specially-curated films. We hope this online venue will serve as a virtual space for the professional design industry – and the broader community – to come together and learn about architecture and design.

From Thursday, April 16th – Sunday, April 19th (at 8pm EST and then replayed at 8pm PST), ADFF will offer one film each night, including a live introduction and special guests. Following each film, we will have a Q&A with the film’s director. For each program, there will be a modest $0.99 fee which can be purchased by clicking on the link following the film description.

Here is the lineup:

April 16 – The Human Shelter

An epic, poetic journey investigating how we, as human beings, design and build our homes. Special introduction by Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA

After the film, Q&A with director Boris Benjamin Bertram

Tickets here

Architect Glenn Murcutt poses for a photo at the Islamic Mosque in Newport on May 10, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jesse Marlow/Fairfax Media)

April 17 – Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place

This film explores the life and art of Australia’s most famous living architect and follows him as he designs his most ambitious project to date – a mosque for an Islamic community in Melbourne.

After the film, a Q&A with director Catherine Hunter

Tickets here

April 18 – James Hubbell – Between Heaven and Earth

The film looks at the life of architect James Hubbell and how the beauty of the natural environment has shaped his life, his art, and the many spiritual buildings he designed over his career.

After the film, a Q&A with director Marianne Gerdes

Tickets here

April 19 – City Dreamers

Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Denise Scott Brown – four architect trailblazers used to being the only woman in the room. Through original interviews, archival material and stunning cinematography, documentary filmmaker Joseph Hillel uncovers how each of these strong, independent thinkers has shaped the cities we live and work in.

After the film, a Q&A with Joseph Hillel

Tickets here