Subject: ADFF Newsletter Feb ♡, 2018

February 14, 2018

This winter ADFF will be in Washington, D.C. followed by two spring festivals —Los Angeles and Athens, Greece. The D.C. and Athens are new festivals for us, so if you have friends, colleagues or family there, please share this newsletter with them. Below are the upcoming festivals and some highlights.
ADFF: D.C. will screen 28 films from 10 countries with many Q&A’s and panel discussions. We are working with SONY to create a unique cinema opportunity in the National Building Museum's Great Hall where ticket holders will experience the audio through wireless headsets. Here are some of the festival highlights:
Friday, February 23 at 6:00 pm
Following the screening of Workplace, directed by Gary Hustwit, the festival hosts a conversation featuring Primo Orpilla, co-founder and principal of Studio O+A, and Kai Tier, executive technology director, R/GA NY. The film and panel discussion explore ideas to make office spaces better places for people to work, collaborate and spend their time.  Purchase Tickets

Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 pm
After the screening of The Experimental City, there will be a panel discussion featuring Michael Winstanley, architect and director of the D.C. Office of Planning; Eric D. Shaw, director of the D.C. Office of Planning; and Vanessa Rodriguez, director of marketing for the Howard Hughes Corporation’s redevelopment of downtown Columbia, Maryland. The discussion will give context to Chad Freidrichs’ film about the Minnesota Experimental City and realistic ways to encourage positive urbanization. Purchase Tickets

Sunday, February 25 at 2:45 pm
Following the screening of Face of a Nation: What Happened to the World’s Fair?, Mina Chow, director and senior lecturer at the USC School of Architecture will discuss her film and journey to find out what happened to the World’s Fairs. Joining her will be design historian and educator Beverly Payeff Masey and architect James Biber. Purchase Tickets

For information about all films and to purchase tickets go to
presenting sponsor
featured sponsors
Helms Bakery District will host a day of FREE screenings with over 25 short films on architecture and design. Pop into any of the six participating showrooms on the walk, including Arcana Books, Harbour Outdoor, H.D. Buttercup, Room & Board, Scandinavian Designs and Vitra to experience this unique program. The short films will be shown on a loop and play throughout the day so guests have an opportunity to see dozens of film shorts as they walk from showroom to showroom. Film highlights at each venue include:
at Arcana Books

Memory Frame
Directed by Jeff Durkin
2018 / 7:00 min / USA

A look into how architecture can create memories, by the Los Angeles-based studio Brooks + Scarpa. 

at H.D.Buttercup 

Blast of Wind
Directed by Claudio Esposito
2017 /1:30 min / Italy

MMM Corones, the final of the six mountaintop museums built by Reinhold Messner and situated on the summit plateau of Kronplatz, Italy came from the ingenious minds at Zaha Hadid Architects. Glazed façades and steel structures compose a fluid space that offers spectacular views of the Dolomites.
at Harbour Outdoor 

Pioneer | Stephen Talasnik
Directed by Taylor Fraser
2016 / 4:00 min / USA

'Pioneer' is a permanent, large-scale wooden sculpture constructed at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana by the artist Stephen Talasnik. This documentary examines the sculpture's journey from inspiration to design. 

at Room & Board

TB House
Directed by Miguel de Guzman and Rocio Romero
2016 / 4:36 min / Spain

Tobogan House is about a family in Madrid looking for a new home to represent their trips around the globe, their desire to live in a garden and to embody the cinematic diversity of domestic life. The result is the design of two different houses on the same plot. 

at Scandinavian Designs

Ghost Story
Directed by Sarah Elgart
2017 / 7:33 min / USA

Ghost Story follows four dancers in search of a narrative as they prowl the interiors and exteriors of Bjarke Ingels’ new “courtscraper” – VIA 57 West in New York City, responding to the building’s architecture and scale with movement.

at Vitra

Out of Office: Studio O+A
Directed by Cindy Allen
2016 / 4:00 min / USA

Studio O+A is about crossing boundaries: taking the workplace out of office territory and into a realm all its own. Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander take us inside a few groundbreaking spaces – from Uber to Yelp.

presenting sponsor
ADFF: LA will screen 33 films from 12 countries with many Q&A’s and panel discussions. Once again, the festival will be downtown at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. The magnificent marble clad, glass ceiling lobby will be transformed into ADFF's festival lounge where we will feature virtual reality experiences, a pop–up book store, the US premiere of a Vitra Furniture display and a selection of short films shown on the stunning Sony Ultra-Short Throw 4K HDR Home Theater Projector. Tickets will go on sale February 21.
presenting sponsor
featured sponsors
The new Benaki Museum at 138 Pireos Street in downtown Athens will host the first ADFF: ATHENS. The three-day event will be our first ADFF event in Greece.
presenting sponsor
media sponsors
industry sponsors
Architecture & Design Film Festival, 200 E 10th Street # 1018, New York, NY 10003, United States
You may unsubscribe or change your contact details at any time.