ADFF:Vancouver 2023 – 2023.11.09–12
November 9–12, 2023
4 Days. 21 Films. Parties. Q+As. Panels.
Presented by the Architecture + Design Film Festival
In Partnership with All in Pictures and Vancouver Special
Hosted by the Hollywood Theatre and VIFF Centre
ADFF:Vancouver, the Architecture + Design Film Festival, returned to Vancouver, November 9–12, for in-person film screenings, talks, and receptions celebrating architecture and design. It all kicked off at the Hollywood Theatre on November 9th, followed by 3 days of screenings at the VIFF Centre.
The West Coast Modern League was proud to be a contributing sponsor to this year’s festival. On November 10th & 12th, the League introduced the Vancouver premiere screenings of The Mies van der Rohes, an epic family saga in times of modernism, told by the women around the iconic architect Mies van der Rohe. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
The West Coast Modern League Introduces
The Mies van der Rohes
The Mies van der Rohes is an epic family saga in times of modernism, told by the women around the iconic architect Mies van der Rohe. His wife Ada, his daughters Georgia, Manna and Traudel and his lover Lilly Reich seize the opportunities of the new age but also experience the constraints of old patterns. The Golden 20s, the increasingly barbaric 30s and ultimately war. A troubling family story which uses unpublished films, images and documents to create a moral portrait of modernity – from a female perspective.
The Mies van der Rohes | 2023 | Switzerland | 80m | Directed by Sabine Gisiger
The Vancouver Premiere
Arthur Erickson’s Dyde House
On November 11th, Arthur Erickson’s Dyde House premiered to Vancouver audiences. Nestled among the aspen parkland of Alberta, a hidden masterpiece by one of Canada’s most celebrated architects has been found. Arthur Erickson’s Dyde House is a one hour documentary telling the story of an undiscovered piece of history and the architects fighting for its future.
Arthur Erickson’s Dyde House | 2023 | Canada | 54m | Directed by Colin Waugh
The Vancouver premiere was followed by a post-screening panel talk lead by the Arthur Erickson Foundation.
Architecture + Design Film Festival
Popular with all design lovers, the ADFF showcases films that investigate design’s impact on the worlds of fashion, art, architecture, urban planning, and housing. Featuring inspiring films and talks that offer insights into the lives and works of global design visionaries with films from Canada, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, Greece, and Italy.
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In the News:
- Review: “Women in Architecture” is short but sweet. Sara Harowitz. November 7, 2023. The Georgia Straight.
- Review: “Modernism, Inc.” takes a tender look at the legacy of Eliot Noyes. Sara Harowitz. November 7, 2023. The Georgia Straight.
- Architecture and Design Film Festival highlights the beauty of the built world. V.S. Wells. October 24, 2023. The Georgia Straight.
- Architecture and Design Film Festival brings the best in urbanism and design to Vancouver. V.S. Wells. October 10, 2023. The Georgia Straight.