7th BUDAPEST ARCHITECTURE FILM DAYS | GREETINGS
This March, KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Center brings you the seventh edition of its architectural and urban film selection in Budapest. We launched the festival eight years ago to bring the most important questions of contemporary architecture, design and urbanism closer to the wider public – through the medium of film. Since then, we learned that the films we detected or received to our calls have more power than this: they reveal viewpoints, approaches and layers of the built environment that help us looking at the surrounding city in different ways. That help us to perceive the problems and shortcomings of urban life and explore the untapped opportunities of urban space, society and communities.
One of the most important objectives of the festival is to stimulate and empower us to take action for a better urban environment. The more than 30 fresh films of the festival will focus on forms of communal life and dwelling, collective creative processes done with your own hands, user-generated, adaptable cities and buildings, the heterotopias of our cities materializing in funfairs and theme parks, the infrastructure-monsters of the car-centered urban areas, as well as on the traces of Eastern Europe’s political transformations.
This year’s edition offers some truly spectacular moments. Many of the films will be screened in the presence of their directors, and we’ll host Dutch star architect, Herman Hertzberger. Similarly to the previous years, the Film Days won’t be limited to the spaces of Toldi: the closing event of the festival, taking place in Uránia theatre, will present Cathedrals of Culture a series of 3-dimensional building portraits, complied by Wim Wenders and directed by Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin and Karim Aïnouz. After last year’s success, at the festival’s opening night the Chief Architect of Budapest will present a dj set.
The program will not be over with the festival. Keep in touch through our new website and social media sites and join us at the site-specific screenings we’ll organize in the warmer months.
Do you live in a building? Do you watch movies? Good reasons to join us on the first weekend of March!
Organizers| Gábor Fehér, Daniella Huszár, Levente Polyák, Noémi Soltész
Graphic design | István Csekk
Previous festivals | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008
Projects | Central European Architecture Film Exchange | Filming the Central European City
FILMS OF THE FESTIVAL
Support us! The Budapest Architecture Film Days is organised with much enthusiasm and volunteer work in the third consecutive year.
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