Some of the most prominent names from the Australian architecture industry including Harry Seidler, Glenn Murcutt and Jørn Utzon will be spotlighted at the upcoming Archiflix Architecture and Design Film Festival in Sydney this May.
The inaugural Archiflix Architecture and Design Film Festival will be a four-day-long celebration of architecture and design through film. What began as a series of one-night only well-attended film screenings has been expanded into a festival format to accommodate the growing number of good quality films, says Sally Darling, Director, Archiflix.
The festival is timed to coincide with the 2017 National Architecture Conference. The program of 12 films for Archiflix is aimed primarily at industry professionals and features a range of documentaries on the careers and practice of some of the most prominent architects to work in Australia, including Harry Seidler, Glenn Murcutt and Jørn Utzon. Documentaries on the work of international architects I.M. Pei, Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry will also screen during the festival.
The most exemplary film will be given a judge’s award after all the films are assessed by an expert panel of judges from different disciplines. The jury includes John Gollings, architectural photographer, Ken Maher, National president, the Australian Institute of Architects, Jan Henderson, Editor and Ron V. Brown, Film and Television producer, Director and Writer (and festival co-founder).