Press Release

The second edition of the Venice Architecture Film Festival kicks off

The Venice Architecture Film Festival is ready for its second edition. Promoted and organized by the cultural association ArchiTuned, the Festival will run at the Giardini della Marinaressa, facing the Bacino di San Marco, in Venice from the 1st to the 5th of September 2021,  in parallel with the Architecture Biennial and the Venice International Film Festival. At the second edition of the VAFF 2021, entitled Communities the program will include four main sections.

ArchiTuned has launched a short-films competition on architecture, a selection, which includes short documentaries, docu-films, animations, experimental films by international authors, will be presented during the Festival and will include a shortlist of five best short films and one short film to be awarded on the final day.  The shortlist of films and the official award for the short film winner of the 2021 edition will be decided by the association ArchiTuned in collaboration with a Jury of experts and professionals from the world of architecture and cinema.
For the further exploration and deeper research upon the theme of community, VAFF presents a selection of long films. This cinematographic review has been created in collaboration with a larger network of professionals in the field. On the occasion of the 2021 festival, we will present films in cooperation with a.o. the Canadian Centre for Architecture, BARQFestival, Move Cine Arte, aeternamfilms.
As a growing path and an inspiring source of creativity, the VAFF is pleased to announce the section VAFF/ fringe in cooperation with two of the leading universities to present the perspective and genius of young talents. A selection of the best films of the students from the IUAV University of Venice - Department of Architecture and Arts and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London will be screened as part of the program.
Additionally, titles and works of interest will be presented in the out of competition section.
Cinema, as the narrative lens chosen to unravel stories, social realities in the urban landscapes and ways of living, is the language chosen to communicate with a wider audience aiming to reflect on our trends, on how diverse environments get inhabited and questioning our possible future scenarios.
Architecture itself will be presented under different perspectives and investigated as a fundamental instrument that influences and shapes our habits, our future, the sense of community we are building everyday by living together in our spaces.
The films in the program will explore specific urban settings and a wide variety of elements characterizing diverse inhabited places, trying to identify what stimulates or blocks a community to get together, to enjoy and live in harmony or to fight for your dreams. Themes such as living in the city, the landscape, the use and reappropriation of public space, the sense of community, sociability of sharing and neighborhood life will be explored.
The variety of the different realities represented through the films reflects the cross section of visions, choices and needs of diverse communities, while presenting the value and role of architecture and the social, geographic, cultural and political contexts.

 

VAFF
Venice Architecture Film Festival is a film festival dedicated to architecture and it is an annual event aimed at recognizing issues relevant to architecture and to the exploration of its anthropological and social implications on our society.
The Festival, entirely conceived and curated by the members of the ArchiTuned cultural association, collects and depicts the experiences of diverse realities, offering a wide overview and a cross-section of real life frames of a cultural context, social developments and dynamics within the inhabited environments.

 

Program
Entrance from 20:00 to 20:30. All screening events from the 1st to the 5th September at Giardini della Marinaressa will start shortly after ( see more specifics directly on the official website.
Participation in the screening evenings is admission free with reservations required and with the Green Pass – covid-19 Certificate, in compliance with the Legislative Decree no. 105 of July 23rd, 2021.

 

Partners and Supporters
European Cultural Centre, Ordine degli Architetti PPC Venezia, Fondazione dell’Ordine degli Architetti PPC di Venezia, CrazyBit, Assicurazioni Generali, UniCredit, Domodry, cnt-apps Research Project, UniSVe, Iskra Restauri, Clementson Travel Office, Select, Bar Al Vecio Calice, Antica Murano, A-Office, Oblò Architetti, pact, Atelier Architettura Antonio Zanon, marcoferracuti.it
Media Partners: Domus, Venews

For more information, images and material:
Valeria Romagnini
tel. +39 340 8205811
valeria.romagnini@archituned.com

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What It Takes To Make A Home
by Daniel Schwarz, conceived by Giovanna Borasi – 30’
in cooperation and produced by the Canadian Centre for Architecture CCA – Photo courtesy of the artist
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Cinema Grattacielo
by Marco Bertozzi – 100’
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Making a Mountain
by Rikke Selin Fokdal, Kaspar Astrud Schroeder – 52’
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Midway
by Marco Alessi – 30’
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Storgetnya
by Hovig Hagopian – 21 ’
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From 2020 Edition

Giardino della Marinaressa Venice Architecture Film Festival - Troiane - Stefano Santamato
Troiane - winner film award
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Giardino della Marinaressa Venice Architecture Film Festival
Giardino della Marinaressa
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Giardino della Marinaressa Venice Architecture Film Festival
Giardino della Marinaressa
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Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine present their work at Venice Architecture Film Festival
Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine present their work at Venice Architecture Film Festival
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