BUDAPEST ARCHITECTURE FILM DAYS

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CALL FOR FILMS

Deadline | 2014. 10. 31

6TH BUDAPEST ARCHITECTURE FILM DAYS

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BUDAPEST ARCHITECTURE FILM DAYS

The Budapest Architecture Film Days is one Europe’s leading architecture film festivals. Organized by KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Center since 2008, the festival uses the medium of film to help the wide public get acquainted with contemporary questions of architecture and urbanism, and to highlight the inherent connections between architecture and cinema. The festival presents documentaries, feature and short films, experimental works and artist videos, animation and advertisement movies, all depicting various aspects of architecture and the city.

The Film Days’ mission is to generate a dialogue between the architectural practice that finds inspiration in cinema, and the cinema borrowing its subjects from architecture and the city. Besides portraits of architects and architectures, the festival’s more than 200 films have been organized around thematic focal points. The selection “Architecture and Politics”, revealed political conflicts around buildings, “We Are Not Afraid of the Future”, “Memories of Modernism” and “Modernism and What Followed” analyzed the reception of modernist architecture, “Movement and Architecture” and “Mediums of Architecture” explored the relationship of architecture to dance and photography, “Uneven Development”, “Post-Cities” and “Changing Landscapes” presented the contradictions of the urbanization process, “Untypical Communities” and “Realized Utopias” reported on alternative lifestyles blossoming at the peripheries of cities, “Forms of Building” and “Lives of Buildings” depicted various life periods of buildings, “The City and the Elements” and “Architecture and Obsession” talked about buildings in the context of perception and emotions, “Abandoned Cities” and “Vacant” investigated the problems and possibilities of shrinking cities.

 

BÉF held screenings in a subway station under construction and community garden, and in the frame of international cooperations, in a Bratislava rooftop terrace, a Brno tram stop, a Kiev factory and a Vienna museum court. The screenings are accompanied by public talks, professional workshops, urban walks, photo exhibitions and parties, and after last festival’s opening film the Chief Architect of Budapest debuted as a Dj.

Scheduled for March 5-8, 2015, the 7th Budapest Architecture Film Days invites all architecture and cinema lovers with a broader selection of films and exciting events. BÉF7 is not limited to the festival weekend. Before and after the festival, various movie theaters and new, emerging public spaces will host site-specific screenings, building on the power of film in reactivating urban spaces.

Organizers| Gábor Fehér, Daniella Huszár, Levente Polyák, Noémi Soltész
Graphic design | István Csekk

 

Previous festivals |   2014   |   2013   |   2012   |   2011   |   2009   |   2008

FILMS OF THE 2014 FESTIVAL

16 acres

16 acres

Lucien Hervé, photographer despite himself

Lucien Hervé, photographer despite himself

The man who prints houses

The man who prints houses

Mediating mediums

Mediating mediums

Space Metropoliz

Space Metropoliz

Unconventional portaits of buildings – selection of shorts

Unconventional portaits of buildings – selection of shorts

They

They

Sukkah city

Sukkah city

Nakagin Capsule Tower – Japanese metabolist landmark on the edge of destruction

Nakagin Capsule Tower – Japanese metabolist landmark on the edge of destruction

Intercalary spaces

Intercalary spaces

The mother, the son and the architect

The mother, the son and the architect

Precise poetry: Lina Bo Bardi’s architecture

Precise poetry: Lina Bo Bardi’s architecture

Man and his city – selection of shorts

Man and his city – selection of shorts

Sensible architecture – selection of shorts

Sensible architecture – selection of shorts

Megalomania

Megalomania

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia

The Venice syndrome

The Venice syndrome

Modular space

Modular space

Pollphail

Pollphail

Overdrive: Istanbul in the New Millennium

Overdrive: Istanbul in the New Millennium

Hometown, Mutonia

Hometown, Mutonia

Storyboard architecture

Storyboard architecture

Bata-ville: We are not afraid of the future

Bata-ville: We are not afraid of the future

What remains – selection of shorts

What remains – selection of shorts

Away from all suns!

Away from all suns!

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