Starting Nov. 19: Bjarke Ingels, Francis Kéré & More to Appear During ADFF:2020
Get out your streaming devices – ADFF:2020 starts next week! From November 19 to December 3, the Architecture & Design Film Festival will bring a curated selection of 17 virtual film programs to viewers across the U.S. & Canada. The films will touch on issues like environmental design, gentrification & urbanization, and the role of women in the industry with humanistic stories about prolific architects & designers like Charlotte Perriand, Alvar Aalto, Albert Frey, and more.
ADFF:2020 viewers will enjoy the opportunity to hear directly from those involved in making the films with director Q&As following each program. Ticket holders will also recognize a number of celebrated industry moguls who will provide context and meaningful insights before & after the screenings, including: Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels; Ryūe Nishizawa, co-founder of the Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA; critically-acclaimed filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine; MoMA Senior Curator Paola Antonelli; and world-renowned architects Francis Kéré and Glenn Murcutt.
Tickets for individual films and all-access passes (which would make great gifts!) are now on sale at adfilmfest.com.
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels will join a post-film Q&A with the directors of Making A Mountain.
Architect Francis Kéré will host a special introduction of Short Films Program II: Inspired by Materials.
Ryūe Nishizawa, co-founder of the Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA, will appear for a Q&A with the directors of Tokyo Ride.
Australian architect Glenn Murcutt will host a special introduction before the screening of Richard Leplastrier: Framing the View.
MoMA Senior Curator Paola Antonelli will host a special introduction before the screening of Tokyo Ride.
Please see the press release below for more ADFF:2020 programming highlights:
THE ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING AND SPEAKERS FOR UPCOMING VIRTUAL FESTIVAL
The ADFF:2020 Program Will Feature Director Q&As and Special Guests Like Bjarke Ingels, Ryūe Nishizawa, Francis Kéré, Glenn Murcutt, Paola Antonelli & More
The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) is excited to bring a curated selection of 17 virtual film programs to viewers across the U.S. and Canada from November 19 – December 3. The robust program will touch on issues like environmental design, urbanization and gentrification, and the role of women in architecture while celebrating the life and work of prolific architects and designers like Charlotte Perriand, Alvar Aalto, Albert Frey, and more. Among the 17 film programs, ADFF:2020 – presented by Eventscape – will feature seven North American premieres, two short films programs, insightful Q&As with the filmmakers, and conversations with esteemed industry moguls like Bjarke Ingels, Francis Kéré, Glenn Murcutt, Paola Antonelli, Ryūe Nishizawa, and more. Tickets and all-access passes are now on sale and will remain as such throughout the entire two-week virtual festival.
Along with 17 humanistic film programs to choose from, ADFF:2020 ticket holders will also hear from a number of celebrated industry leaders who will provide context and meaningful insights before and after several of the films. Award-winning Danish architect Bjarke Ingels will join a post-film Q&A with the directors of Making A Mountain – a film that chronicles his architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), as they design and build a hybrid waste-to-energy plant and recreation center outside of Copenhagen. Other renowned international architects, like Francis Kéré and Glenn Murcutt, will host special introductions for Short Films Program II: Inspired by Materials and Richard Leplastrier: Framing the View, respectively.
MoMA Senior Curator Paola Antonelli will introduce the film Tokyo Ride, while the film’s protagonist – Ryūe Nishizawa, co-founder of the Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA – will appear for a Q&A with the directors after the film. Architecture critic Alex Bozikovic will moderate a post-film Q&A with Lulu Wei, the director of There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace. And finally, after the screening of Magical Imperfection – a film about the Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama – architect and partner at Moriyama & Teshima Architects, Carol Phillips, will participate in a Q&A with the director.
DIRECTORS AND FILMMAKERS
ADFF:2020 viewers will also enjoy the opportunity to hear directly from those involved in making the films, with director Q&As following each program. Prominent guests will include the critically-acclaimed directors of Tokyo Ride, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, whose work takes us on a cinematic joy ride throughout Tokyo with architect Ryūe Nishizawa (co-founder of SANAA and designer of the famed Moriyama House). The post-film Q&As will also feature several noteworthy female filmmakers, including: Anna Cater, the director of various award-winning films including Richard Leplastrier: Framing the View; co-directors Royal Kennedy Rodgers and Emmy Award-winning producer Kathy McCampbell Vance, who will discuss the significance of Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story with a professor from Howard University; Aalto’s award-winning director Virpi Suutari, whose work shares a never-before-seen look at the important and visionary role of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto’s first wife, Aino; and more.
Other notable Q&As include conversations with director Stéphane Ghez, who will discuss the making of Charlotte Perriand, Pioneer in the Art of Living, and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Jake Gorst, whose new film Frey II: The Architectural Interpreter completes a two-part series on the Swiss-born architect Albert Frey.
For a complete list of films and speakers, and to purchase tickets, visit adfilmfest.com/adff2020.
The Architecture and Design Film Festival would like to thank its Presenting Sponsor, Eventscape, as well as its Film Sponsors: Teknion, SUITE NY, Molteni&C, Vestre, Nienkämper, Artek, PCL Graphics, The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Archtober, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and Toronto Society of Architects (TSA). Media partners include Architectural Record, Interior Design, New York Magazine, Curbed, and Design Milk, and Azure. Cultural partners include the National Building Museum, The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), CERF+ — The Artists Safety Net, and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York.
ABOUT THE 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 one of the world’s premier film festivals devoted to the subject with annual festivals across North America and satellite events around the world. For more information, visit www.adfilmfest.com or @ADFILMFEST on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.