Rialto Cinemas and Design Onscreen are pleased to announce that the annual Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival is back for its third year.
This festival is now the second biggest architecture and design film festival in the world. It will be playing in Auckland at Rialto Cinemas in Newmarket (8–21 May), at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington (29 May–11 June) and at Rialto Cinemas in Dunedin (12-22 June). Tickets for the festival are on sale now.
Design Onscreen is a non-profit organisation that produces, distributes and preserves high quality films on architecture and design. Executive Director Heather Purcell Leja says, “After a hugely successful year last year, we’re excited to be involved in this year’s festival to help bring architecture and design films to a New Zealand audience.
“This year we’re bringing 19 films from all over the world to screens in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin. The content ranges from Japanese art, to town planning and even fashion design.”
Rialto Cinemas Group Manager Kathryn Bennett says that she is delighted that the festival is returning for 2014.
“I am delighted with the strong line-up this year. We’re bringing great films to our audiences who have a love of design and architecture. The new addition to our line-up this year is the inclusion of a fashion design film.”
The Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival was so well received last year that it was a natural decision to bring back the festival with unique international films this year. Resene has a long history of supporting New Zealand architecture and design and is always looking for ways to support the industry and provide new innovation and inspiration.
Having a film festival dedicated to architecture and design allows everyone involved in, or interested in, architecture and design to immerse themselves in films that they may not get to see otherwise. The festival was so well received last year and there were so many requests to have it in other areas, that this year it’s running in three cities, making it even more accessible. The fusion of films will encourage new ways of looking at things, new ideas and new inspiration. Best of all, because it's being run as a film festival with normal movie ticket prices, the opportunity to view these films is affordable for everyone.
See the full movie schedule.