2022 Architecture & Design Film Festival: DC
March 24, 2022 – March 26, 2022
The National Building Museum will again partner with the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) to produce and host the event March 24-26, 2022 in Washington, D.C.
ADFF:DC will offer 12 feature length and short films from around the world that explore a range of timely issues, including innovation and creativity in sustainability, equitable development, historic preservation and adaptive reuse, as well as the important contributions of indigenous architects and the dynamic nature of design leadership. ADFF:DC also offers the first complete in-person program of the present film series in the U.S., after pandemic precautions disrupted previous events in New York and Los Angeles earlier in 2021. View media advisory here.
Film Descriptions and schedule
See full descriptions of the films here.
|Thursday, March 24|
|6:30 – 9:30pm||Mau|
Opening Night Reception
Q&A with Bruce Mau follows the screening.
|Friday, March 25|
|6:30 – 8:00pm||Beyond Zero|
Q&A with director Nathan Havey and Joey Shea follows the screening.
|6:45 – 8:15pm||From Earth to Sky|
|8:45 – 10:15pm||High Maintenance – The Life and Work of Dani Karavan|
|9:00 – 10:15pm||Battleship Berlin shown with: What Does It Take to Make A Building?|
|Saturday, March 26|
|Noon-1:30pm||Unity Temple: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Modern Masterpiece shown with: |
|12:15-1:30pm||Architect of Brutal Poetry|
Q&A with Justin Monroe follows the screening
|5-6:30pm||Mud Frontier: Architecture at the Borderlands|
Q&A with designer Ronald Rael and director Chris Guither follows the screening.
|7:45-9:30pm||Another Kind of Knowledge – Portrait of Dorte Mandrup|
Q&A with Dorte Mandrup follows the screening
Registration is available for Opening Night, individual films, and a festival flexpass.
Flex Pass allows access to all films throughout the festival as you’d like and Opening Night celebrations.
Registration for individual films follows:
Thursday, March 24
Opening Night and Reception
2021 / 76 min / Austria
Directors: Jono & Benji Bergmann
Q&A w/ Bruce Mau follows the screening
Friday, March 25
2021 / 81 min / USA
Directors: Nathan Havey
Q&A w/ Directors Nathan Havey and Joey Shea follows the screening
From Earth to Sky
2021 / 72 min / Canada
Director: Ron Chapman
High Maintenance –
The Life and Work of Dani Karavan
2020 / 66 min / Israel
Director: Barak Heymann
What Does it Take to Make a Building?
2021 / 40 min / Germany
2021 / 27 min / UK
Director: Jim Stephenson
saturday, march 26
Unity Temple: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Modern Masterpiece
2020 / 55 min / Finland
Director: Lauren Levine
Architect of Brutal Poetry
Form and Place: Arthur Erickson
2021 / 70 min / Slovakia
Director: Ladislav Kabos
2020 / 119 min / USA
Director: Justin Monroe
Inside Prora shown with
2019 / 100 min / Germany
Director: Nico Weber
2021 / 63 min / USA
Director: Chris J. Gauthier
2021 / 73 min / USA
Director: James Crump
Another Kind of Knowledge – Portrait of Dorte Mandrup
2021 / 78 min / Denmark
Director: Marc-Christoph and Simon Weyhe