Tuesday November 7, 2023
After four amazing days of film screenings, Q&As, and panel discussions, the 5th annual edition of the Architecture and Design Film Festival: Toronto has come to a close.
Originating from New York 15 years ago, the Architecture and Design Film Festival is the largest festival of its kind in North America, entertaining and educating audiences on topics of architecture and design through the engaging medium of film. Toronto’s 2023 edition of the festival was held at the beautiful TIFF Bell Lightbox and included 20 different films, including 14 Canadian premieres, exploring a wide diversity of topics: from the breathtaking spaces of Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa to the social inequalities of Copenhagen.
We want to take a moment to say thank you to all those who made ADFF Toronto possible, including the hundreds of attendees that came out to support the festival and our amazing panelists and moderators who brought such insightful post-screening conversations. We also want to give a special shout out to our event volunteers who welcomed attendees and answered many questions, and to TSA Programming Assistant Rebecca Ford for the smooth running of this partnership event. A shout out as well to the TSA Film Committee—Ralph Holmes, Michelle Chan, Alireza Partovi, Domitillah Antoinee, Samuel Forrest, and Kurtis Chen—for all the behind-the-scenes work of screening films and putting together this year’s panels.
Last but certainly not least, we want to give a special thanks to festival founder and director Kyle Bergman and his team for the ongoing partnership and giving us the opportunity to be part of such a special event. We look forward to having ADFF back in Toronto in 2024!
Missed this year’s festival? An online edition of the festival will be happening in Winter 2024 so you can catch any movies you might have missed! Stay tuned for more information.