The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) will return to NYC from October 13-18 for its seventh edition celebrating all facets of architecture and design. Held during Archtober—New York’s month-long celebration of the built environment—the festival will present a captivating line-up of over 30 feature-length and short films curated by Festival Director Kyle Bergman. For the first time ever the ADFF will take place in Chelsea, beginning with a special opening night reception at SVA Theatre for the New York premiere of The Infinite Happiness—a film about Bjarke Ingels’ radical 8 House.
The movie is a 21-day journey inside the unconventional 8 House building, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Conceived as a personal video diary, directors Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine recount their experience living inside the “vertical village” as a collection of interwoven stories. The film draws the lines of a human map, allowing viewers to explore the 8 House through an intimate point of view while questioning the architecture’s ability to create collective happiness.
The duration of the festival will move to the newly renovated Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas to accommodate a large expected audience of architects, designers, and film lovers. A whole new host of programming will round out the five-day event including an augmented reality and virtual reality lounge curated with Azimyth Creation Studio, a pop-up bookstore organized by Rizzoli, the world premiere of the winners from a short film competition sponsored by Henning Larsen Architects, Q&As with filmmakers and design industry influencers from around the world, and panel discussions benefitting the 14+ Foundation. Tickets for the Architecture & Design Film Festival will go on sale September 14 and can be purchased on-line at www.adfilmfest.com.