Calling all film enthusiasts: a film festival catering to those who are excited about architecture and design has officially kicked off — only this year, it’s gone digital.
That’s right, architecture and design buffs can enjoy the film festival’s programming from the comfort of their own home between now and December 3.
Each year, the Architecture & Design Film Festival features a curated selection of screenings, events, legendary panellists, and discussions in cities throughout the US and here in Toronto.
This year, as part of the special 2020 edition of the festival, patrons can enjoy eighteen architecture and design-related programs that have been geofenced to enhance their viewing pleasure.
Best of all, the film programs will be available to watch anytime during the festival — from anywhere in the US and Canada — on any streaming device.
Once you begin watching a film program you will have 48 hours to finish watching it. Included in each film program will be additional content including special introductions prior to the film and Q&A’s with those involved afterwards.
The screenings cover stories from around the world, while highlighting cities like Brasilia, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Toronto, and more.
Film’s range from A Machine to Live In, which is about the imaginative and material processes of building one’s utopia, while Magical Imperfection tells the inspirational story of world-renowned Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama who was imprisoned in his own country during the 1940s because of his race. Ray went on to find the strength to combat injustice by devoting his career to social justice and equality.
Participants can also check out There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace which looks at the transformation of a much-loved Toronto landmark, the Honest Ed’s block, through the stories of its community members who are forced to relocate when it is sold to a developer. The film chronicles the evolution of their lives as they reconcile their history with the future, all while facing the biggest housing crisis the country has ever seen.
Tickets for the film festival can be purchased online, with single ticket, fistfulls (five tickets), and all access passes available.
Once you’ve purchased your tickets, you can watch the films anytime before the festival ends at 11:59 pm ET on December 3. The only restriction is that once you click on the [Watch Now] button you must watch the film within 48 hours.
Keep in mind, there are several options to enjoy this year’s films. You can stream them on your computer, tablet, or even on your mobile phone through the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Opera. For both PC and Mac computers, though it’s recommended you use the latest version of your browser.
Alternatively, you can also watch the films on Apple TV or Roku TV.