ADFF 2020

The Architecture & Design Film Festival, celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design. With well-attended screenings, legendary panelists, vibrant discussions and events in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, it has grown into the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject. The ADFF also programs for international film festivals as well as cultural institutions and private venues.

Starting this Thursday, November 19 at 5:00 ET, you’ll be able to watch any film* at any timethrough December 3. Below are the 17 film programs and the guest speakers for each program. Click on the film title to get more information about the film, and to purchase tickets. To purchase an All-Access pass click here or, for a Fistful (5 films) click here. You can also purchase a gift certificate to give to friends or colleagues. It makes a perfect Thanksgiving gift!

A Machine To Live In 
2019 / 87 mins / USA and Brazil
Directors: Yoni Goldstein and Meredith Zielke
Language: Portuguese with English subtitle

Wendy Goodman, Editor, New York Magazine
Sebastian Alvarez, Producer
Meredith Zielke, Co-DirectorCo-presenter: Curbed   
Film sponsors: Eventscape, Teknion
2020 / 90 mins / Finland
Director: Virpi Suutari
North American Premiere
Language: Finnish with English subtitles
Kyle Bergman, Festival Director, ADFF
Virpi Suutari, DirectorCo-presenters: Molteni, Finnish Cultural Institute
Film sponsors: Eventscape,Neinkämper, Suite NY, Artek, Consulate General of Finland
Charlotte Perriand, Pioneer in the Art of Living
2019 / 52 mins / France
Director: Stéphane Ghez
Language: French with English subtitles
Annie Block, Editor, Interior Design Magazine
Stéphane Ghez, DirectorCo-presenter: Interior Design
Film sponsors: Eventscape, Teknion, Suite NY

Escher: Journey Into Infinity
2018 / 90 mins / Netherlands
Director: Robin Lutz
Language: English

Ruth Samalo, Programmer, ADFF
Robin Lutz, Director
Marijnke de Jong, Co-WriterCo-presenters: PCL Graphics, CERF+
Film sponsors: Eventscape, Teknion

* Note: This program is only available in the US.

Frey II: The Architectural Interpreter
2020 / 83 min / USA
Director: Jake Gorst
Kyle Bergman, Festival Director, ADFF
Jake Gorst, DirectorCo-presenters: Design Milk & Suite NY
Film sponsors: Eventscape, Teknion, Molteni
Note: When you purchase this ticket you automatically get a free ticket to watch Frey I:
The Architectural Envoy

George Nakashima, Woodworker
2020 / 115 mins / USA
Director: John Nakashima
Language: English

Robert Aibel, Founder, Moderne GalleryQ&A
Diana Budds, Senior Story Producer, Curbed
John Nakashima, DirectorCo-presenters: Curbed, Neinkämper
Film sponsor: Eventscape

Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story
2019 / 56 mins / USA
Directors: Royal Kennedy Rodgers, Kathy McCampbell Vance
Language: English

Brent Glass, Interim Executive Director, National Building MuseumQ&A
Bradford C. Grant, Professor, Howard University
Royal Kennedy Rodgers, Co-Director
Paul Killmer, Director of Public Programs, National Building Museum
Kathy McCampbell Vance, Co-DirectorCo-presenter: National Building Museum
Film sponsors: Eventscape, Teknion

Magical Imperfection
2020 / 58 mins / Canada
Director: Scott Calbeck
Language: EnglishIntroduction
Bruce Kuwabara, Architect, KPMB ArchitectsQ&A
Stefan Novakovic, Editor, Azure
Scott Calbeck, Director
Carol Phillips, Architect, Moriyama & Teshima ArchitectsCo-presenter: Toronto Society of Architects
Film sponsors: Eventscape, Teknion, Azure

Making a Mountain
2020 / 55 mins / Denmark
Directors: Rikke Selin Fokdal and Kaspar Astrup Schröder
North American Premiere
Language: English and Danish with English subtitles
Kyle Bergman, Festival Director, ADFF
Bjarke Ingles, Architect, BIG (Bjarke Ingles Group)
Rikke Selin Fokdal, Co-Director
Kaspar Astrup Schröder, Co-DirectorCo-presenter: Eventscape
Film sponsors: Teknion, Vestre

Richard Leplastrier: Framing the View
2020 / 80 mins / Australia
Director: Anna Cater
North American Premiere
Language: English
Glenn Murcutt, ArchitectQ&A
Kyle Bergman, Festival Director, ADFF
Anna Cater, DirectorFilm sponsors: Eventscape, Teknion

Saving North
2020 / 77 mins / USA
Director: J. Mitchell Johnson
North American Premiere
Language: English

Kyle Bergman, Festival Director, ADFF
Richard Davies, Architectural Photographer
J. Mitchell Johnson, DirectorFilm sponsor: Eventscape

Dear Esther
2019 / 7:28 min / USA
Zaha Hadid: Words by Eva Jiřičná
2020 / 9:30 min / UK
LionHeart: Architecture, Poetry, Healing
2020 / 5 min / UK
Dagmar Richter: Influencing Great Architecture
2020 / 10:22 min / USA
Glenn Murcutt Master Class
2014 / 38:45 min / Australia
Kerrie Kelly, Founder, Kerrie Kelly Design LabCo-presenters: ASID, i+D
Film sponsor: Eventscape

Short Films Program II: Inspired by Materials

2020 / 21 min / Spain

Xylem, the Heart of the Tree
2020 / 10 min / USA
2020 / 16 mins / Italy
Inspired Architecture: Permanent Camping
2020 / 15 min / Australia
Of Concrete and Skin: The Story of the Elaine Massacre Memorial
2020 / 12:16 min / USA
Jennifer Quail, Editor, i+D Magazine
Francis Kéré, Architect
Co-presenters: ASID, i+D
Film sponsor: Eventscape

The Arch.
2020 / 103 mins / Italy
Director: Alessandra Stefani
North American Premiere
Language: English and Italian with English subtitles

Kyle Bergman, Festival Director, ADFF
Alessandra Stefani, DirectorFilm sponsors: Eventscape, Molteni

The Whole World
2020 / 78 min / Argentina
Director: Sebastian Martinez
North American Premiere
Language: Spanish English subtitles

Ruth Samalo, Programmer, ADFF
Sebastian Martinez, Director
Paula Orlando, ProducerFilm sponsors: Eventscape, Suite NY

There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace
2020 / 75 min / Canada
Director: Lulu Wei
Language: English
Mike Layton, City Councillor of TorontoQ&A
Alex Bozikovic, Critic, The Globe and Mail
Lulu Wei, DirectorCo-presenter: Toronto Society of Architects
Film sponsors: Eventscape, Teknion

Tokyo Ride
2020 / 90 mins / France and Japan
Directors: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine
North American Premiere
Language: English
Introduction # 1
Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, MoMA
Toshiko Mori, ArchitectIntroduction # 2
Kyle Bergman, Founder, ADFF
Sharon Prince, Founder, Grace Farms
Andrew Klemmer, Founder, Paratus GroupQ&A
Joseph Grima, Creative Director, Design Academy Eindhoven
Ryue Nishizawa, Architect, SANNA
Ila Bêka, Co-Director, Beka Partners
Louise Lemoine, Co-Director, Beka PartnersCo-presenters: Architectural Record, Teknion
Film sponsors: Eventscape, Molteni

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