Though spring may bring New York City’s biggest collection of international design events, some of the most interesting happenings for followers of architecture and design both old and new take place in the fall. Archtober, for example is a month-long love affair with the built environment, and Open House New York introduces visitors to some of the city’s most important and rarely-seen (at least by the public) places. Add to that a designer show house and some fabulous fashion retrospectives–and much more.
“Ghost Story.” Director: Sarah Elgart. 2017 / 7:33 min / USA. Image via ADFF.
The annual Architecture & Design Film Festival is always one of the coolest offerings among the Center for Architecture‘s Archtober events. This year, the one-night Short Films Walk (SFW), happening on October 11th, will connect the film festival with Soho’s creative design showrooms. The event features an ADFF-curated selection of short films about architecture and design, to be screened at each showroom as a 15-minute loop. You can catch the short films at these Soho showrooms (including Flos, Moroso, Artemide and Hästens) from 5 p.m. to 9.p.m.
Attention all film, architecture and architecture film buffs! This week marks the start of the seventh annual Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF). For six glorious days, from October 13th-18th, New Yorkers are invited to enjoy more than 30 feature-length and short films centered on, you guessed it, architecture and design. While many of you may be thinking that watching a two-plus hour movie about a building is a guaranteed snoozer, ADFF’s Kyle Bergman would most definitely argue otherwise. We recently caught up with the festival founder and architect who turned the once five-film gathering into a multi-city phenomenon that has captured the eyes, ears and hearts of not just design professionals, but folks from all walks of life looking to be inspired and moved by great cinema. Learn more about how the festival came to be and what’s in store for this year’s ADFF ahead.
**BONUS: 6sqft readers can enjoy special discount on tickets! Just enter the code “FLOOR” at check out.**
Image of The Oslo Opera House from the film Cathedrals of Culture
Your three favorite things rolled into one five-day event: the Architecture and Design Film Festival. Starting October 15th, 25 curated films will be on show at the Tribeca Cinemas for the nation’s largest film festival dedicated to architecture and design. Sound like something you’d love to see? We’ve teamed up with ADFF to give one lucky reader two free tickets to the film of their choice!
To enter, all you need to do is:
We’re accepting entries until Sunday, September 28th and we’ll contact the winner via e-mail the following day.
Don’t want to wait to find out if you’ve won? Purchase tickets here and stop by the festival from October 15-19 at Tribeca Cinemas. For more information on what’s on show at this year’s ADFF, visit their website.
For the sixth year, the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) will take over the screens at Tribeca Cinemas, offering guests access to a special lineup of over 25 curated films from around the world. Running from October 15-19, this year’s festival features an impressive panel of distinguished speakers, Q&A’s, and special parties. It also will host the U.S. premier of Cathedrals of Culture, a 3D film project by German filmmaker Wim Wenders. Tickets go on sale today.