Architecture & Design Film Festival Announces Robust Lineup of Events for 2017

New Partnerships Bring ADFF to Audiences Around the World

The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF), is the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the creative spirit that drives architecture and design, attracting thousands of recurring fans every year. This coming year, ADFF will host its most extensive programming yet, with events around the country and the globe, culminating with the ninth edition of its main festival in NYC (November 1- 5 at Cinépolis Chelsea. With a diverse range of feature-length and short films expertly curated by festival Director Kyle Bergman, ADFF 2017 puts architecture and design films on the big screen and brings together industry professionals and fans alike.

Festival Director Kyle Bergman says, “We are thrilled to be expanding ADFF’s programming to new destinations across the US and the world. The success of last year’s festival reminds us that great film has the power to bring people together to form new ideas, gain new perspective, and share common experiences. We are looking forward to another great year of architecture and design on the big screen.”

2017 Locations and Dates for the Architecture & Design Film Festival:

ADFF: Seoul
January 10 – February 20

Presented by the Hyundai Card Design Library, ADFF will host five weeks of film screenings drawn from ADFF’s archive of past films. Each of the five weeks will feature films centered on one of the following themes: Pritzker Prize Winners, Residential Architecture, My Father Was an Architect, Women in Architecture, and Building Community. ADFF: Seoul provides the opportunity for ADFF to tap into the range of incredible films it has shown in the past and share them in the beautifully design Hyundai Card Design Library.

ADFF Screening at A/D/O Opening Event
January 27- 29

ADFF Screening at A/D/O Design Festival  January 27- 29, 2017 ADFF has partnered with The Design Academy at A/D/O as part of its inaugural program, a three-day festival entitled “Utopia vs. Dystopia: Designing our Imagined Futures.” Feature length films highlighting the inaugural program’s theme will be screened on Sunday, January 29 and short films will be shown throughout the weekend. For more information and tickets, visit

ADFF Tulsa
April 20 – 23

ADFF has partnered with the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture    as it heads to the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma for the first time. A selection of films will play at the Circle Cinema, an historic 1928 theater and art gallery. Tulsa’s rich architectural history dates back to the 1920s and includes a wealth of mid-century structures and several buildings by Bruce Goff. The final lineup of films will be announced in February.

ADFF New Orleans
August 24 – 27

The second annual ADFF New Orleans, presented with the Louisiana Architecture Foundation, will again take place at the Broad Theatre in Tremé, a historic section of the city. The festival’s return highlights a deep interest in the intersection of architecture and film in historic New Orleans. The full lineup of films will be announced in July.

ADFF New York – Short Films Walk
October 11

A favorite every year, the fourth annual Short Films Walk brings crowds of ADFF fans to SoHo’s Design District, where attendees move from showroom to showroom, sipping drinks and previewing films from the upcoming ADFF New York. This past year’s Short Films Walk brought over 2,000 attendees to watch 30 films spread across 14 showrooms. Participating showrooms will be announced in 2017.

ADFF New York
November 1 – 5

The ninth edition of ADFF’s central festival kicks off on November 1st at the centrally located Cinépolis Chelsea for a four-day weekend of short and feature films. Festival director Kyle Bergman has already secured several interesting films and this year’s festival is sure to bring an increasingly fascinating depth of topics, stories, filmmakers, and architects to the forefront. Film submission closes July 17, 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 around the world. For more information, visit or @ADFILMFEST on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.