Renzo Piano – Architect of Light

Architecture & Design Film Festival New York includes world and US premieres

Dezeen promotion: movies about famous architects and Dezeen's drone documentary Elevation will be shown during the Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York, 16-21 October 2018, and readers receive a discount on tickets.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the New York edition of the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF:NY) will include world and US premieres, among a curated selection of more than 30 feature-length and short movies.

Leslie E Robertson
A documentary about Leslie E Robertson, the lead engineer for the Twin Towers, will premiere during ADFF:NY

Based at Cinépolis Chelsea, the programme will kick off on 16 October 2018 with the international debut of Leaning Out – a documentary about Leslie E Robertson, the lead structural engineer for the Twin Towers.

The line-up that follows will include "films that touch upon relevant social and political issues", covering topics like American prison design and the use of gaming technology to design cities.

Frank Gehry – Building Justice
Movies about famous architects, like Frank Gehry – Building Justice, are among the 30-strong programme

Documentaries about the lives and works of architects and designers Dieter Rams, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano will all feature.

A lounge at the venue will include products from Vitra and an in-home theatre installation by Sony, which will present a rotation six short films.

Frey – Architectural Envoy
Panel discussions will follow some of the films, including Frey: Part 1 – The Architectural Envoy

Several panel discussions between filmmakers and industry experts are organised to coincide with the screenings. For examples, Architectural Record editor-in-chief Cathleen McGuigan will moderate a talk with Jake Gorst, director of Frey: Part 1 – The Architectural Envoy.

Dezeen is media partner for the festival, and our award-nominated documentary about how drones are changing cities, Elevation, will be shown in both the main theatre, and the Sony pop-up theatre throughout the programme.

Dezeen – Elevation
Dezeen's drone documentary Elevation will be screened in the festival's main theatre and Sony's pop-up installation

Dezeen readers also receive a discount on General Admission tickets to screenings. Save 14 per cent on the full $17 price by using the code DEZEEN at the checkout.

Opening night tickets are $75, while student tickets are $12.50 – all available from the ADFF:NY website.