Architecture & Design Film Festival Releases Summer/Fall 2017 Lineup

Pioneer – Tippit Rise – Stephen Talasnik
Design That Heals – Mass Design – Haiti

Architecture & Design Film Festival – the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the creative spirit of architecture and design – has a robust schedule over the next few months. The festival will hit cities nationally and internationally including Seoul, New Orleans, and Chicago before it touches back to its hometown in New York for the ninth edition of the anchor festival (November 1-5). See the full list of events and dates below.



ADFF: Seoul @ Storage
Seoul, South Korea

Presented by Storage, an experimental exhibition space opened by HyundaiCard, ADFF will screen three films per day over a four-month period. The gallery shows alternative works covering architecture, design, film, and contemporary art.

AUGUST 24 – 27
New Orleans, Louisiana

Presented by the Louisiana Architectural Foundation (LAF), the opening night of the second annual ADFF: NOLA (August 24) will be held at the Contemporary Arts Center followed by a special screening of Designing Life: The Modernist Legacy of Albert C. Ledner at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) on Friday, August 25. All other screenings will be held at the Broad Theater.

ADFF: Tippet Rise
Fishtail, Montana

ADFF will present a curated selection of nine feature-length documentaries and three film shorts at the Tippet Rise Art Center – the 10,260-acre sculpture park and classical music center in the Montana highlands. On Saturday, September 23, Frances Anderton, host of KCRW’s DnA, will moderate a conversation with artist Stephen Talasnik, architect Débora Mesa and Tippet Rise co-founder Peter Halstead.

Ace Hotel Screenings
Chicago, Illinois

During the Chicago Biennial, ADFF will host two rooftop screenings at the Ace Hotel. On September 26, the winner of AIA’s ‘I Look Up Film Challenge’ – an initiative that encourages architects and filmmakers to collaborate and produce short films – will make its world premiere in addition to a screening of Design that Heals with Mass Design Principal Alan Ricks.

ADFF: Short Films Walk
New York, NY

ADFF and SoHo Design District present the 4th Annual Short Films Walk (SFW), where participating SoHo showrooms will screen a unique program of film shorts curated by ADFF. This year’s walk will be held from 5:00 – 9:00 pm with an expanded list of locations.

ADFF: New York
New York, NY

In its ninth edition, ADFF’s annual anchor festival in New York will present a series of feature length and short films, panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As and more at Cinépolis Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, NYC). Film highlights include Columbus, Building Home: The Maggie’s Centres, Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place, Integral Man, and Land Artists: The Story of Denton Corker Marshall.

About Architecture & Design Film Festival

Founded in 2009, the Architecture & Design Film Festival celebrates the creative spirit that drives architecture and design. Through a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to educate, entertain, and engage all types of people who are excited about architecture and design. It has grown into the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject with an annual festival in New York and satellite events in additional cities around the world. For more information, visit or @ADFILMFEST on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.