Architecture and Design Film Festival: Toronto
TIFF Bell Lightbox
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Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) | Toronto
After a long hiatus, the Architecture & Design Film Festival is coming back to Toronto! The largest North American film festival devoted to architecture and design, ADFF celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design.
For 2021, we are excited to welcome back the festival with three great in-person film screenings and moderated panel discussions at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Can’t join us in person? All films will be available for online streaming from anywhere in Ontario during the duration of the festival.
All in-person films start at 7:00 PM at the TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre.
🎬 MAU | November 3rd @ 7:00 PM
2021 | 76 min | Austria | Directors: Benji & Jono Bergmann
Followed by Q&A with Bruce Mau, Jono Bergmann and Dean Juan Du.
On Wednesday, ADFF will screen the Canadian in-person premiere of Mau, a film about the design visionary Bruce Mau who will be on-hand for a conversation and Q&A after the film.
MAU is the ﬁrst-ever, feature-length documentary about the design visionary Bruce Mau. The ﬁlm explores his unlikely creative journey and ever-optimistic push to tackle the world’s biggest problems with design. Over the span of his career, this creative dark horse has completed the transformation from world-class graphic designer to designer of the world. From advising global brands like Coca-Cola and Disney to rethinking a 1000-year plan for Mecca (Islam’s holiest site), Bruce Mau is a pioneer of transformation design and the belief that design can be used to create positive change in our world.
🎬 Beyond Zero | November 4th @ 7:00 PM
2021 | 81 min | USA | Director: Nathan Harvey
Followed by a Q&A with film director Nathan Havey.
On Thursday, ADFF will screen Beyond Zero, a film about a man who set his flooring company on a mission to change the world. Nathan Harvey, the film’s director will be on-hand for a Q&A afterwards.
Beyond Zero tells the story of how Ray Anderson turned Interface, the largest carpet tile company in the world, into a mission-driven brand, committed to sequestering carbon in its products and making factories that sustain and replenish the ecosystem.
🎬 Breuer’s Bohemia | November 5th @ 7:00 PM
2021 | 73 min | USA | Director: James Crump
In person introduction to the film.
On Friday, ADFF will screen Breuer’s Bohemia, a film about the iconic architect/designer Marcel Breuer and the houses he designed from the 1950’s through 70’s.
Breuer’s Bohemia surveys the houses designed by iconic architect Marcel Breuer from the 1950s through the ’70s, many of which were commissioned by politically progressive clients. The film offers a unique glimpse of a twentieth-century milieu that produced an aesthetic, intellectual, and sometimes sybaritic community in a bygone period of American culture.
This event is being held at TIFF BELL Lightbox. You can read more about TIFF’s COVID-19 Protocols here.