15. BUDAPEST ARCHITECTURE FILM FESTIVAL | GREETINGS!
Dear Festival Guests, Lovers of Architecture, Cities and Film,
We warmly welcome you to the 16th Budapest Architecture Film Days. This year, we started organizing the festival with a renewed team. On behalf of the new participants, we would like to thank all the organizing teams and contributors of the previous festivals who raised the event to its current level of recognition. Mentioning their value-creating work is especially important because this year, we focus on human stories with our motto: “People behind”.
When a building or a city is born, the dedicated souls and creative minds behind them often remain in the background. We invite you to discover what inspires architects, urbanists, construction workers and activists in the complex system of creative architectural work from the beginning—the people being the driving force of development. Looking deep into the processes, we realize it’s not only the final result valuable: the creators themselves are a source of inspiration. Destinies, career paths and passions that shape our physical environment are in focus.
We are happy to share several Hungarian works in the program by Hungarian directors or Hungarian production companies. Our goal is to invite as many local filmmakers to the topics of architecture and urbanism as possible so that we can proudly present their works in the future.
“Architectural design, when practised well, goes beyond simply constructing walls. It involves creating life, relying on ourselves. True beauty lies not only in the materials but also in the people we work with and in those who use the building.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
In this spirit, we invite everyone on an exciting journey into each other’s stories.
Do you live in a building? Do you like movies?
Come and meet the people behind!
Have a great time watching our films at a festival full of experiences!
GREETINGS BY GRAPHISOFT!
Dear Festival Guests,
We are always happy to participate in the Film Days as, in addition to architects, we can also meet people interested in urban planning. As software developers, we are silent partners in the creative work of architects and designers.
Our software industry has developed explosively in the last ten years, and thanks to this, BIM technology can provide benefits and efficiency at the national economy level. For this reason, the government introduced the mandatory use of this technology in state investments in the new Hungarian Construction Act last year. The digitalization of the industry, of course, is a long process, but thanks to architects, the change in attitude can accelerate. Since BIM is a powerful efficiency-enhancing and environmental protection trend on the world market, we have been helping designers for years to start working on a BIM basis, even in the lack of central standards, and to experience the benefits of digitization as early as possible. One element of this is our Archicad template file, developed four years ago and constantly updated, that has already been downloaded by nearly five thousand people. Maybe you use it too? If so, you might have experienced how much it can help your work.
Today, architecture has entered an exciting era from a technological point of view. That’s also why we are eager to see the pieces of this year’s Architecture Film Days. We wish the creators and local architects a prosperous 2024!
Péter Reicher, Country Director, Graphisoft