Virtual Design Festival

VDF x Zoomed In present two live architectural film screenings

In the final part of VDF's collaboration with Zoomed In festival, we broadcasted a discussion with architectural photographers Dennis Gilbert and Jim Stephenson, who screened films from their personal archives.

Gilbert, guest curator of the day's Zoomed In programme and co-founder of image archive VIEW Pictures, presented a film he made to celebrate Walters and Cohen Architects' 25th anniversary this February.

Gilbert revisited 20 projects which he had previously been commissioned to photograph for the practice, and shot the whole film in just three months. The full film can be seen here.

Virtual Design Festival and Zoomed In festival are broadcasting a discussion with architectural photographers Dennis Gilbert and Jim Stephenson
Jim Stephenson's film about Peter Zumthor's Secular Retreat home, which will be screened as part of the broadcast

Architectural photographer and filmmaker Jim Stephenson showed a short film about Secular Retreat, a home in Devon designed by Peter Zumthor.

The film, which was commissioned by The Architects' Journal, examines the building's position in the surrounding rural landscape, and shows it in a variety of atmospheric states of weather. You can watch the full film here.

About Zoomed In

Zoomed In is a new virtual design festival celebrating architecture and photography, founded by Luke O'Donovan. Running live from 21 April to 24 April, the festival brings together an international selection of architectural photographers and cross-disciplinary creatives in a series of online talks and discussions, short film screenings, image galleries and a charity print sale in aid of the Trussell Trust.

The programme will be curated by VIEW Pictures, Mass. Collective, Laura Mark and Francisco Ibañez with Luke O'Donovan.

About Virtual Design Festival

Virtual Design Festival, the world's first digital design festival, runs from 15 April to 30 June 2020. It is a platform that will bring the architecture and design world together to celebrate the culture and commerce of our industry, and explore how it can adapt and respond to extraordinary circumstances.

VDF will host a rolling programme of online talks, lectures, movies, product launches and more, complementing and supporting fairs and festivals around the world that have had to be postponed or cancelled and it will provide a platform for design businesses, so they can, in turn, support their supply chains.

To find out what's coming up at VDF, check out the schedule. For more information or to join the mailing list, email [email protected].