If you’re in New Zealand, don’t miss the Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival during May to July 2015, screening in Auckland before moving to Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch.
The festival is one of the largest of its kind in the world, and is celebrating its fourth year with a unique and intriguing international selection. The 22 films have been chosen to remind us that architecture and design is not only about physical spaces, but, importantly, about how communities are formed, shaped and made sustainable.
Architect of Dreams (2008), a beautifully crafted celebration of the life of the great New Zealand architect Ian Athfield.
Who Dares Wins: Zaha Hadid (2013), a BBC documentary on the most successful female architect there has ever been.
Cathedrals of Culture (2014), a sumptuous 3D event that captures the soul of buildings, and asks: if buildings could talk, what would they say about us?
Maker (2014) explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement – an ecosystem of design and manufacturing in the Internet era.
Slums: Cities of Tomorrow (2013), a human and visually arresting look at the inhabitants’ homes, often architecturally inspired from their places of origin.
Microtopia (2013), a provocative look at the global trends of micro-housing, mobility, and living off-grid, and what ‘home’ might mean in the future.
Bernardes (2014), which traces the rise and fall of prominent and prolific 1960s Brazilian architect Sergio Bernardes through an incredible story of architecture, family, history and politics.
See the full line-up in the Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival 2015 program.
Dates and Venues
Auckland – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket: 7 May to 20 May 2015
Wellington – The Embassy Theatre: 28 May to 10 Jun 2015
Dunedin – Rialto Cinemas Dunedin: 11 June to 21 June 2015
Christchurch – Academy Gold: 25 June to 8 July 2015
Enjoy the design insights, new ideas and new inspiration that these films have to offer. Read more at http://www.resene.com.au/filmfestival.htm