Living Together Again
Venice Architecture Short Film Festival is an annual event aimed at recognizing issues relevant to architecture, the use of public space and sense of community plus all that can renew the perception of cities as places for cultural and social development.
The festival will feature two main events on a five-day schedule, starting on September 1st 2020 at the Giardini della Marinaressa, facing the Bacino di San Marco, in Venice.
Additionally, the Festival will also have an Out of Competition section in which works that are considered of interest by the members and founders of the festival, but which are not eligible to compete for the Competition prize, will be screened and included in the programme.

Spotlight on Bêka & Lemoine

The first edition will proudly feature the work of Bêka & Lemoine, with five architecture films chosen for the festival by the internationally acclaimed directors. Projections will be introduced by the authors on each festival night. Admission will be free but limited to available seats.
More on Bêka & Lemoine Spotlight

Architecture Short Film Competition

For the 2020 Living Together Again edition of the Venice Architecture Short Film Festival, ArchiTuned has launched a competition of short films on architecture. The first five selected works will be projected at the Giardini della Marinaressa during the festival.
More on the Competition

2020 Venues

The Marinaressa Gardens

The Marinaressa gardens are located along the Riva dei Sette Martiri, the monumental San Marco waterfront of the city of Venice, right between the Arsenale and the Biennale Gardens. They are just a short distance from Piazza San Marco, overlooking the laguna. Built in the 1930s, intended as a place to celebrate the city, the twin gardens replaced a long sequence of shipyards which for centuries had operated in the area. The European Cultural Centre, through the organization of exhibitions and events over the years, has managed to restore and improve the gardens while also returning them to the city for public use. For this reason we wanted a projection area to be located in these symbolic gardens.
Giardini della Marinaressa

The cloisters of San Francesco della Vigna

The cloisters of San Francesco della Vigna were selected following a different logic: San Francesco della Vigna is a monumental 16th century church, one of the major religious buildings and one to which the greatest architects and artists of the Venetian Renaissance have contributed. Nevertheless, given its location in the Castello district, it is outside the tourist flow. The The 15th century cloisters are an example of that hidden Venice that visitors often do not see but where local communities live and build neighbourhood relationships.
The Cloisters will host the projection of all the selected films of the Competition.
Chiostro di San Francesco de la Vigna

Padiglione Venezia - Giardini della Biennale

On the occasion of the initiative "Aperture Straordinarie", the Venice Architecture Short Film Festival Festival will be featured at the Padiglione Venezia, one of the historic exhibition spaces located inside the Giardini at the Venice Biennale, a symbolic place, originally created to host the best examples of decorative arts produced in the city and exposed in an international panorama. The structure was reopened to the public in 2011 after an intense activity of restoration.
The selected short films of the Festival will be presented at Padiglione Venezia on a three days program, from the 2nd to the 4th September 2020.

Padiglione Venezia - Giardini della Biennale - Aperture Straordinarie
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Marinaressa Gardens & Padiglione Venezia:
Giardini vaporetto stop

from P.le Roma, Ferrovia, Rialto, San Marco lines 1 - 2 - 5.1 - 4,1.
from Lido: lines 1, 5.2.
from Celestia (San Francesco venue), F.te Nove: line 4.2
San Francesco de la Vigna:
Celestia vaporetto stop

from P.le Roma, Ferrovia, Rialto, San Marco lines 5.2 - 4,2.
from Lido: line 5.1
from Giardini (Marinaressa venue), F.te Nove: line 4.1

Marinaressa Gardens Program

The selected short films of the competition will be announced on the 30th of August
01 Sep
# Title Author(s) Time Venue
1 Kolhaas Houselife Bêka & Lemoine 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Giardini della Marinaressa
2 Competition - 5th Selected Short Film Authors 10:00 PM - 10:15 PM Giardini della Marinaressa
02 Sep
# Title Author(s) Time Venue
1 Barbicania Bêka & Lemoine 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Giardini della Marinaressa
2 Competition - 4th Selected Short Film Authors 10:00 PM - 10:15 PM Giardini della Marinaressa
03 Sep
# Title Author(s) Time Venue
1 Homo Urbanus Bêka & Lemoine 09:00 PM - 10:00 PM Giardini della Marinaressa
2 Competition - 3rd Selected Short Film Authors 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Giardini della Marinaressa
04 Sep
# Title Author(s) Time Venue
1 The Infinite Happiness Bêka & Lemoine 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Giardini della Marinaressa
2 Competition - 2nd Selected Short Film Authors 10:00 PM - 10:15 PM Giardini della Marinaressa
05 Sep
# Title Author(s) Time Venue
1 Moriyama-San Bêka & Lemoine 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Giardini della Marinaressa
2 Competition - 1st Selected Short Film Authors 10:00 PM - 10:15 PM Giardini della Marinaressa

The Cloisters of San Francesco de la Vigna

The Cloisters will host the screening of the first 20 selected short films from the Living Together Again competition, opening each day from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Schedule, Competition Jury and other details

Each night one film by Bêka & Lemoine will be projected, followed by one of the five films chosen from the first 20 selected works of the competition.
The complete program will be made public on this website on August 30th.
The screenings will take place from the 1st to 5th of September, starting at 9.00 pm, and ending around 10.30 pm. Admission is free until the available seats are full, according to the current regulations. Chairs will be placed at appropriate distances and the staff at the entrance will ensure that limits are not exceeded.
The jury will be composed of:

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