5th Budapest Architecture Film Days
28th February – 3rd March 2013, Toldi cinema
This year the Budapest Architecture Film Days celebrates its 5th birthday. The mission of the Film Days, initiated by KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre in 2007, is to use the medium of film to highlight the most subtle processes in architecture, design and urban development. Do you live in a building? Do you watch films? Then you’ll attend the Architecture Film Days.This year, the festival proposes the richest and most diverse program of its half-decade existence to those interested in architecture, design and cities.
The 4-day event opens with a portrait of one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, Oscar Niemeyer, and the following days offer films about desert architecture, the infrastructure problems of megalopolises, the role of water and the sea in urban life, Shanghai’s early skyscrapers by László Hugyecz, the most innovative and infamous examples of contemporary architecture and urbanism as well as about the recent transformation of Budapest. Beyond this, the Film Days gives a particular focus to the question of vacant buildings: a selection of the festival’s films depict the life of office towers, hotels, entire neighborhoods after the vanishing of their reason of existence. Besides the films and Q&A sessions with directors, the festival also includes a live Italian architecture video-jockey performance, as well as an exclusive screening in one of Budapest’s future subway stations, combined with an architectural tour.
Oscar Niemeyer – A Vida E Um Sopro :: Desert Castle :: Mirage :: Space, Land and Time – Underground Adventures with Ant Farm :: Silent visitors :: Trains of Thought :: Copenhagen Dreams :: The Sea in Me :: Unfinished Italy :: Torre David :: Grande Hotel :: Liquid City :: Dabbawala, The Lunchbox Miracle :: 43 Colonne in Scena a Bilbao – Philippe Starck :: ArchiCULTURE :: Lost Town :: Temporary 8th :: Corvin variations :: The man who changed Shanghai :: Ekümenopolis :: Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line :: The social life of small urban spaces – The street corner :: New urbanism :: Strange homes – selection of short films