The fifth annual Architecture & Design Film Festival returns to Tribeca Cinemas in New York from October 16-20. Festival directors Kyle Bergman and Laura Cardello will organize 25 short and feature-length movies from 10 countries into 15 programs accompanied by panel discussions with filmmakers, architects, and designers. The festival investigates the topics of scale, population, urban planning, and architecture by exploring the works of prominent designers and architects.
The 2013 event prominently focuses on urbanism, opening with a sneak preview of The Human Scale. The Danish film, directed by Andreas Dalsgaard, is based on the work of city planner Jan Gehl. Additional highlights include:
My Brooklyn, which examines the pros and cons of gentrification
Tadao Ando – From Emptiness to Infinity
Sagrada – The Mystery of Creation, which uses Antoni Gaudí’s famous cathedral as the film’s backdrop
The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert
The official lineup of speakers and topics for festival programs will be announced on September 23. For tickets, visit www.adfilmfest.com. Click here see the festival’s full line-up.