The first-ever Design Onscreen Film Festival will be presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale by the Initiative for Architecture and Design August 27-29. It is open to the public and all screenings are free. The Biennale will showcase the latest in architecture and design from around the world through exhibitions and events presented by 55 countries. The Festival, which is sponsored by KPF, will include screenings from 3pm-midnight on each of the three days. A complete schedule and descriptions are available online.
Each of the sixteen films in the three-day Festival will screen at the Teatro Piccolo at the Arsenale – “action-central” for the many diverse offerings at the Venice Biennale. Most will be followed by discussions and audience Q&As, featuring top architects and design experts from around the globe, including Lord Norman Foster, Peter Eisenman, Rick Joy, Steven Holl, Vittorio Garatti, Deyan Sudjic (Director, Design Museum London), Barry Bergdoll (Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art); Moshen Mostafavi (Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Design), Mark Wigley (Dean, Columbia Univ. School of Architecture), and David Chipperfield (Curator and Director of the 13th Annual International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale).
The Festival will feature ten Italian premiere screenings, including: 2012 Peabody Award winner Eames: The Architect and the Painter (US, 2011); 2012 Independent Spirit Award-winner Unfinished Spaces (US, 2011); How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? (Spain, 2010); Mission Statements: The Architecture of Dutch Diplomacy (Holland, 2011); Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island (US, 2012); Coast Modern (Canada, 2012); and Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line (US, 2012). Featured Italian films include Unfinished Italy (2011), 43 Columns on Scene in Bilbao (2010) and the newly revived (in HD) classic, The Architecture of Carlo Scarpa (1996).
Monday at 3pm: Peter Eisenman: University of Phoenix Stadium for the Arizona Cardinals, 2008, Director Tom Piper, 28 minutes, English
Monday at 4pm: How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? 2010, Directors Norberto Lopez Amado and Carlos Carcas, 73 minutes, English; Distributed in Italy by Feltrinelli Real Cinema; Theatrical Release in Autumn 2012 and DVD Release in Spring 2013
Monday at 6.30pm: Antwerp Central, 2010, Director Peter Krüger, 90 minutes, Dutch with English subtitles
Monday at 9pm: 43 Colonne in Scena a Bilbao (43 Columns on Scene in Bilbao), 2011, Directors: Leonardo Baraldi, Eleonora Sarasin, 55 minutes, Italian and French with English subtitles
Monday at 11pm: Coast Modern, 2012, Directors Michael Bernard and Gavin Froome, 56 minutes, English
Tuesday at 3pm: DAVID CHIPPERFIELD: Form Matters, 2011, Director Michael Blackwood, 59 minutes, English
Tuesday at 5pm: Mission Statements: The Architecture of Dutch Diplomacy, 2011, Director Jord Den Hollander, 77 minutes, Dutch with English subtitles
Tuesday at 7.00pm: Rick Joy: Interludes, 2009, Director Muffie Dunn, 22 minutes, English
and Steven Holl: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Bloch Building, 2008 Director Tom Piper, 31 minutes, English
Tuesday at 9pm: Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line, 2012, Directors Muffie Dunn & Tom Piper, 57 minutes, English
The Grüen Effect: Victor Grüen and the Shopping Mall, 2009, Directors Anette Baldauf and Katharina Weingartner, 50 minutes, German with English subtitles
Wednesday at 3pm: Unfinished Italy, 2011, Director Benoit Felici, 34 mins, Italian with English subtitles
Wednesday at 4pm: Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island, 2012, Director Jake Gorst, 83 minutes, English
Wednesday at 6:15pm: Unfinished Spaces, 2011, Directors Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray, 86 minutes, Spanish and English with English subtitles
Wednesday at 8:30pm: EAMES: The Architect and the Painter, 2011, Directors Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey, 81 minutes, English; Distributed in Italy by Feltrinelli Real Cinema
Wednesday at 11pm: The Architecture of Carlo Scarpa, 1996, Director Murray Grigor, 57 mins, Italian and English