The founder of the New York Architecture and Design Film Festival, Kyle Bergman, has recommended five of the best films showing at the event this October.

Running from 16 – 20 October 2019, the festival will screen 25 short and feature-length architecture films, some of which are world premieres.

Here are some of the most anticipated screenings:  

City Dreamers

City Dreamers
Photography by Denise Scott Brown

A film depicting the careers of four top female architects and urban planners at a time when women in architecture were a rarity.

The New Bauhaus

This film chronicles the birth of Bauhaus and its spread to international acclaim. It shows how Bauhaus educator Laszlo Moholy-Nagy was an artist ahead of his time – with abilities in photography, painting, product design and architecture – and how this led him to develop a school that was about a broader creative education.


Goff Documentary
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This film explores the unique, wonderful and eccentric designs of American architect Bruce Goff.

Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience

A film profiling creative geniuses Ruth Asawa, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, S Neil Fujita and Gyo Obata, who all came out of the Japanese internment camps during WWII.

Poetics of Living

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A film where architects and poets come together to discuss the built environment in a small utopian community in Chile.