On the Calendar – ADFF: Tulsa (April 20-23) + AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 (April 27-29)
This April, the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) – the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the creative spirit of architecture and design – will be busy with two festivals as part of ADFF’s extensive 2017 programming.
From April 20-23, ADFF: Tulsa will screen 21 films from 9 countries at the historic Circle Cinema in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Presented by the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, the festival will kick off on April 20 with the acclaimed Canadian film Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island, followed by a Q&A with director Katherine Knight. Throughout the festival, notable speakers will join such as Paul Goldberger, contributing editor at Vanity Fair, in conversation with ADFF Director Kyle Bergman following the screening of Getting Frank Gehry, and culminating with a book signing of Goldberger’s recently published Building Art: The life and work of Frank Gehry. Additional highlights include: the screening of Gray Matters, a film about Eileen Gray, continued with a panel moderated by Metropolis Editorial and Band Director Paul Makovsky; and the screening of Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future, which will be followed by a Q&A with Eric Saarinen. Other filmmakers in attendance include: Tom Piper, Director of Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: 5 Seasons with Piet Oudolf; Geoffery Madeja, Director of Citizen of the Planet; and Mike Dorsey, Director of The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat.
Next up, ADFF will present the I Look Up Film Series at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 from April 27-29 in Orlando, Florida, with an expected attendance of 20,000 people. This is a continuation of ADFF’s ongoing partnership with the American Institute of Architects, in which the I Look Up Film Challenge, a competition that encourages architects and filmmakers alike to collaborate and produce short documentaries, is produced. In partnership with ADFF, the I Look Up Film Series will present 11 films for attendees to enjoy during the conference. Highlights include: the screening of Design That Heals followed by a discussion with Mass Design; a conversation with Eric Saarinen and director Peter Rosen from the film Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future, moderated by filmmaker Ultan Guilfoyle (producer of Sketches of Frank Gehry); and an assortment of films featuring works by industry luminaries such as Richard Neutra, Bjarke Ingels, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Eileen Gray, Stephen Holl, Paul Rudolph and Todd Saunders. The festivities will cap off with the announcement of the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge. Those interested in creating a film for the competition can join an information session on Saturday, April 29 at 9 AM. The 2017 grand prize winning film will be screened at the opening night of ADFF: NY on November 1, 2017.
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 www.adfilmfest.com or @ADFILMFEST on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.