The ADFF is the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject of architecture and design. This year’s festival will be taking place at the newly renovated Bow Tie Cinemas in Chelsea. The nation’s largest film festival celebrating architecture and design will return to NY city in two brand new locations in Chelsea.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.
Opening night will be held at the SVA Theatre, and the duration of the ADFF, from October 14-18, 2015, will be held at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas – a newer, bigger and more central location to accommodate a large expected audience and allow for exciting new programming.The seventh edition of the festival will present a curated selection of 30+ intriguing feature-length and short films in addition to panel discussions and Q&As with design thought leaders and filmmakers from around the world.The films explore the human elements of art, fashion, architecture and design in our everyday lives, while making the topics relatable, entertaining, and engaging for a broad audience.A few highlights include the Opening Night film, The Infinite Happiness, which will make its NY premiere, focusing on the unconventional 8 House building designed by Bjarke Ingels Group in Copenhagen, and the US premiere of Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island, a visually lavish narrative about Todd Saunders’ striking architecture on the rocky shores of Fogo Island.
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