Architecture & Design Film Festival Launches 10th Season in NYC During Archtober

The Architecture & Design Film Festival, the nation’s largest film festival devoted to architecture and design, is preparing to launch its 10th season with ADFF:NY, its marquee event in NYC, from October 16-21. With dozens of humanistic documentaries about creative visionaries (including Gary Hustwit’s NEW film about living design legend Dieter Rams), stimulating talks with filmmakers and architects, and interactive installations in the festival lounge, ADFF:NY is the perfect fall activity for design-loving New Yorkers.

The a&d community’s beloved festival, founded by architect Kyle Bergman in 2009, will kick off with the 5th annual Short Films Walk on October 3, which brings crowds to the SoHo Design District for an evening of showroom hopping complete with drinks and a curated viewing of short films by ADFF. Both ADFF:NY and SFW:NY are two must-see events during Archtober, New York City’s month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions in October.

ADFF Founder and Director Kyle Bergman



The Architecture & Design Film Festival – the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the creative spirit of architecture and design – has a robust lineup for its 10th season. Centered around the anchor festival in New York (October 16-21), the festival will return to several cities, as well as visit new locations nationally and internationally, with a curated list of films, filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions, interactive installations and more.



OCTOBER 3, 2018
Short Films Walk: NY (5th Year)
Soho Design District
New York, NY

OCTOBER 16-21, 2018
ADFF:NY (10th Year)
Cinepolis Chelsea & SVA Theatre
New York, NY                      

FEBRUARY 20-24, 2019
ADFF:DC (2nd Year)
National Building Museum
Washington, D.C.

MARCH 9, 2019
Short Films Walk: LA (2nd Year)
Helms Design District
Los Angeles, CA

MARCH 13-17, 2019
ADFF:LA  (3rd year)
Los Angeles Theatre Center
Los Angeles, CA

APRIL 3-7, 2019
ADFF:ATHENS (2nd year)
Benaki Museum
Athens, Greece

AUGUST, 2019
ADFF:NOLA (4th Year)
Contemporary Arts Center
New Orleans, LA

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.