Winnipeg’s Architecture + Design Film Festival Returns!
Calling all Winnipeg movie buffs and design enthusiasts! The second annual Architecture + Design Film Festival will run May 8 – 11 at the Cinematheque. The festival features critically acclaimed films that focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life.
The Architecture + Design Film Festival is being presented by Storefront MB, Urban Idea, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation and Cinematheque, with sponsorships from 5468796 Architecture, Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram, and JRWagner Architect. In addition to bringing some sought after films to town, the festival represents a growing interest regarding the intersection of art, architecture and urban planning. “As a city with nationally and internationally recognised architects and a wonderful collection of architecture from many periods, Winnipeg has a particular interest in this festival,” said Susan Algie, Director of the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. “The intent is for the film festival to encourage and enhance this interest.”
Some of the films featured include: Utopia London, which observes the method and practice of the Modernist architects who rebuilt London after World War II; Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Centre and the High Line, a look at a famous architecture firm’s projects and their unique process of reimagining the public identities of two major New York urban spaces; and Life Architecturally, which follows internationally acclaimed husband and wife team – architect Robert McBride and interior designer Debbie Ryan to discover what inspires their groundbreaking concepts, designs and architecture.
More information about the festival, including films, schedule and how to purchase tickets can be found at www.adff.ca.