Press Review

Here you will find articles, mentionings, reviews and critiques about the Venice Architecture Short Film Festival 2020 published on main specialized magazines, national and local media, social network and web. Check out our Gallery!
elledecor.com
elledecor.com
"Il Festival arriva in concomitanza alla 77esima Mostra Internazionale d'arte cinematografica di Venezia, quasi ad arricchire la programmazione artistica veneziana e catturare l'attenzione sull'architettura, che quest'anno ha lasciato un piccolo vuoto attorno a sé."
arte.sky.it
arte.sky.it
"Nell’anno in cui decine di iniziative di interesse culturale sono state posticipate o annullate, a causa dell’emergenza sanitaria – un “fenomeno” con espliciti riflessi nello stesso capoluogo veneto che attualmente ospita Le Muse inquiete. La Biennale di Venezia di fronte alla storia in conseguenza dello slittamento della Biennale Architettura 2020 –, questo nuovo progetto intende contribuire a tenere alta l’attenzione sui temi architettonici (...)"
living.corriere.it
living.corriere.it
"Venezia celebra l’architettura, anche senza la Biennale, posticipata al 2021 a causa del Coronavirus. Fino al 5 settembre la rassegna cinematografica Venice Architecture Short Film Festival analizza con una serie di short film l’impatto sociale e affettivo degli edifici contemporanei sulla società."
architectsandartisans.com
architectsandartisans.com
"A+A recently interviewed Valeria Romagnini of Archituned, the organizer of the event"
artribune.com
artribune.com
"In città, dunque, accanto alle istituzioni dalla lunga e consolidata storia ‒ dalla Biennale, che ha appena inaugurato la mostra Le Muse inquiete. La Biennale di Venezia di fronte alla storia, fino al Teatro La Fenice, che ha rivoluzionato i propri spazi per la riapertura post lockdown ‒, muovono i primi passi anche realtà emergenti."
designboom.com
designboom.com
"in 2019, stefano boeri architetti repurposed a collection of dead trees to create the scenography for an ancient greek theater in italy. (...) now, the project stars in a new movie, which has won an award during the 2020 venice film festival."
aasarchitecture
aasarchitecture.com
"created to offer a new cultural proposal for the city of Venice, reacting to the difficult period of these recent months and showing a strong civic vocation in order to generate initiatives aimed at creating new bridges and connections, involving the local fabric and keeping the horizons open to international collaborations"
archdaily.com
archdaily.com
"This edition, entitled “Living Together Again”, which evokes the question “How will we live together?” launched by Hashim Sarkis for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, is also composed of a film review of author films, curated by Beka & Lemoine."
archiportale.com
archiportale.com
"Il cortometraggio diretto da Stefano Santamato e prodotto da Paolo Soravia - The Blink Fish per Stefano Boeri Architetti, vince il Venice Architecture Short Film Festival 2020 che, durante il Festival del Cinema di Venezia, premia le migliori opere cinematografiche dedicate all’architettura."
espazium.ch
espazium.ch
"Quest'anno alla Mostra del cinema di Venezia si affianca una nuova iniziativa che mette a fuoco il rapporto tra cinema e architettura: il Venice Architecture Short Film Festival, a cura di ArchiTuned, un'associazione fondata quest'anno che si propone di promuovere arte e cultura."
ifilm.tv
ifilm.tv
"Iranian short film ‘Old Man’s Heavy Sleep’ is placed in the 2020 official selection of the LIVING TOGETHER AGAIN – Venice Architecture Short Film Festival in Italy. The 1st edition of the Italian film event, which will be held on September 1-5 in Venice, will host Mostafa Rostampour’s 15-minute ‘Old Man’s Heavy Sleep’."
metropolitano.it
metropolitano.it
"(...) ecco il primo “Architecture Short Film Festival”. Sono 5 le giornate di proiezioni gratuite, dal 1 al 5 settembre 2020, del primo Festival veneziano dedicato all’architettura."
tekdeeps.com
tekdeeps.com
"The Festival, in conjunction with the 77th Venice International Film Festival, ends with the start of the Venice Glass Week on 5 September, and is organized by the ArchiTuned Cultural Association under the patronage of the Municipality of Venice in various locations such as I Giardini della Marinaressa, the Cloister of San Francesco della Vigna, the Venice Pavilion at i Gardens of the Biennale."
nuevoperiodico.com
nuevoperiodico.com
"Venecia celebra la arquitectura, incluso sin la Bienal, aplazada hasta 2021 por el Coronavirus. Hasta el 5 de septiembre el festival de cine Festival de Cortometrajes de Arquitectura de Venecia analiza el impacto social y emocional de los edificios contemporáneos en la sociedad con una serie de cortometrajes."
artemagazine.it
artemagazine.it
"Cinema e Architettura a Venezia: Stefano Boeri premiato per il cortometraggio "Troiane" dal Venice Architecture Short Film Festival 2020"

Opening Press Release

press release - VASFF 2020

The cultural association ArchiTuned is glad to present the first edition of the Venice Architecture Short Film Festival, which will run from the 1st to the 5th of September. The event is organized with the patronage of the City of Venice and in conjunction with the Venice International Film Festival.

For this edition, entitled Living Together Again, ArchiTuned has launched a competition. On the occasion of the Festival, a selection of short films on architecture will be presented, which includes short documentaries, docu-films, animations, experimental films by international authors. Beside the screening of the short films from the competition, the program includes the presentation of a cinematographic review of films, curated by Beka & Lemoine, directors, producers and publishers, two of the foremost architectural artists working today. Their work focuses on experimenting with new narrative and cinematographic forms in relation to contemporary architecture.
The program will unfold during 5 days of free screenings in some of the most characteristic locations in the city of Venice: the Giardini della Marinaressa, the Cloister of San Francesco della Vigna and the Venice Pavilion at the Giardini della Biennale.
Cinema will be the preferential medium and language, whilst Architecture and the public spaces of the city of Venice will convey the message, they become the frame and place to meet, reflect upon a wide range of topics close to the community and to the architects themselves. Architecture itself will be investigated and questioned as a fundamental instrument that influences and shapes our habits, our future, the sense of community we are building everyday living together our spaces.
The selected films presented will explore different visions on contemporary architecture with a particular focus on themes such as living in the cities, the landscapes, the use and regeneration of public and open spaces, the sense of neighbourhood, how we create and define a sense of community and how we share and live within those frames. 
The variety of the different spaces and locations represented through the videos will reflect the diversity of perspectives and visions on the role of architecture, the use of public spaces and the social, geographic, cultural and political contexts featured within them. The works will tell a narrative of spaces, of cultures and their expressions, of the needs of citizens and tourists alike, of urban contexts, being them real or idealized scenarios to take inspiration from.
The competition includes an official award for the short film winner of the 2020 edition which will be awarded by the association ArchiTuned in collaboration with a jury of experts and professionals from the world of architecture and cinema.

VASFF

It’s a film festival dedicated in its first edition to architecture, entirely conceived and curated by the members of the ArchiTuned cultural association. The Festival is an initiative aimed at creating a new cultural voice for the city of Venice, wanting to generate new connections and exchanges with a strong civic vocation and, by involving the local community, encouraging international collaborations.

PROGRAM

The final program of the evenings will be announced on the official website: veniceshortfilmfestival.com in the coming weeks. See full program here
All screening events from the 1st to the 5th Spetember at Giardini della Marinaressa will start at 21.00. Participation in the screening evenings is admission free with reservations required.

PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

European Cultural Centre, Ordine degli Architetti Venezia, CrazyBit, Assicurazioni Generali, UniCredit, A-Office - Architecture Platform, Oblò Architetti, pact, Atelier Architettura Antonio Zanon, marcoferracuti.it, Domodry, cnt-apps Research Project, Clementson Travel Office, resve, World-Architects, Accademia Restauri e Costruzioni.

For more information, images and material, please contact our Press Office:

Valeria Romagnini | tel. +39 340 8205811 | valeria@veniceshortfilmfestival.com

Winner Announcement

press release - Winner Awarded Vasff 2020

"TROIANE" the film dedicated to the second life of fir trees tored by the storm Vaia wins the Venice Architecture Short Film Festival 2020

Venice, 4th September 2020 

The first edition of the Venice Architecture Short Film Festival organized by the cultural association ArchiTuned, with the patronage of the City of Venice, the Order of Architects and Landscape Architects of Venice and the European Cultural Center, is heading towards the final evening of 5 September.

With the title Living Together Again - which evokes the question “How will we live together?” launched by Hashim Sarkis for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, this first Festival edition presents a cinematographic review of films curated by the acclaimed directors and producers Beka & Lemoine, a short film competition and a selection Out of Competition.

The Festival is an initiative aimed at creating a new cultural voice for the city of Venice, wanting to generate new connections and exchanges with a strong civic vocation and, by involving the local community, encouraging international collaborations. 
The short film directed by Stefano Santamato and produced by Paolo Soravia - The Blink Fish for Stefano Boeri Architetti, is awared as winner of the 2020 Venice Architecture Short Film Festival which in conjunction with the Venice International Film Festival, reveals the best cinematographic works dedicated to contemporary architecture.

In one single night, in October 2018, rain and wind tore down 14 million trees, transforming a lush mountain landscape in northern Italy into an apocalyptic ground, with environmental consequences that will affect life in the area for many a decades to come. In Carnia, one of the worst hit areas, 400 of those trunks were retrieved, and from there travelled to Syracuse, opposite end of Italy, where on the Greek theater stage they gained a last role, as mute witnesses of both tragedies.

Troiane narrates the journey of the fir trees from the Friulian woods to the Greek theater in Syracuse, through over 1,500 km, in the alternation of landscapes, colors and sounds. The film traces the main stages of the realization of the scenography of Euripides' Le Troiane, designed for the staging of the tragedy last summer in Syracuse produced by INDA Foundation (National Institute of Ancient Drama) - superintendent Antonio Calbi, implemented in the 2019 season dedicated to the theme “Women and war”, with the direction of Muriel Mayette-Holtz, the technical collaboration of Anastasia Kucherova and the music by Cyril Giroux. In the scenography of the famous tragedy that narrates the events following the defeat of Troy, from the division of women among the winners to the destruction of the city, the architect Stefano Boeri evokes that ancient devastation inspired by the images of the Vaia storm, one of the most extreme and tragic event connected to the climate change.

Credits – film “Troiane”:

Stefano Santamato - Director and Writer
Paolo Soravia -The Blink Fish - Producer
Stefano Boeri Architetti - Producer
Benedetta Marchiori - Editor
Giulio Rosso Chioso - color grading
Opera Music e Vittorio Giampietro - Sound Design
Vasiliki Anastasiou – Music
Production coordination di Audrey Gouband e Camilla Pusater
Elena Dal Pra - Translation


Troiane scenic project
(Greek theater of Syracuse, May / July 2019):

Stefano Boeri Architects.
Assistance for the scenic project: Anastasia Kucherova.
Lighting consultancy: Angelo Linzalata.

Technical partners of the "A dead forest for the Trojan women" project:

Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, AIBO FVG, Innova FVG, Municipality of Sappada.

Coordination: Boschi Carnici Consortium, Agostinis srl, Reana del Roiale, Cigliani Primo di Cigliani Albino and Mirco Arta Terme, Danta Legnami and biomass Verzegnis, Del Fabbro Maurizio Forni Avoltri, Concina Luigino Enemonzo, F. lli De Infanti Ravascletto.

Troiane is produced by INDA Foundation (National Institute of Ancient Drama) - superintendent Antonio Calbi, implemented in the 2019 season dedicated to the theme “Women and war”, Work of Euripides.

Translation: Alessandro Grilli
Director: Muriel Mayette-Holtz
Assistant director: Mercedes Martini
Costumes: Marcella Salvo
Music: Cyril Giroux
Playwright: Cristiano Leone
Choir director: Elena Polic Greco
Stage manager: Giuseppe Coniglio
Voluntary assistant: Geneva Di Marco
Set-up coordinator: Marco Branciamore
Tailoring manager: Marcella Salvo
Audio project: Vincenzo Quadarella
Heads of the scenographic sector: Antonio Cilio, Carlo Gilè
Hair and makeup manager: Aldo Caldarella

2020 Festival Program

Spotlight on Bêka & Lemoine

The program includes the presentation of a cinematographic review of films, curated by Bêka & Lemoine, directors, producers and publishers, two of the foremost architectural artists working today. Their work focuses on experimenting with new narrative and cinematographic forms in relation to contemporary architecture.

Koolhaas House Life

Bêka & Lemoine

First project of the Living Architectures series, Koolhaas Houselife portrays one of the masterpieces of contemporary architecture.

Barbicania

Bêka & Lemoine

Barbicania is a feature-length film capturing a month long immersion in the life of the Barbican Centre and Estate in London, one of the most representative achievements of brutalist architecture.

Homo Urbanus

Bêka & Lemoine

Walking in unknown cities to collect impressions, to catch a vibration, to gather situations and things seen at the angle of a street, on a crossroad, from the top of a building.

The Infinite Happiness

Bêka & Lemoine

The Infinite Happiness is a highly unusual architectural experience: the giant “8 House” designed in 2009 by Danish architects BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in the suburbs of Copenhagen.

Moriyama-San

Bêka & Lemoine

One week in the extraordinary-ordinary life of Mr. Moriyama, a Japanese art, architecture and music enlightened amateur who lives in one of the most famous contemporary Japanese architecture, the Moriyama house, built in Tokyo in 2005 by PritzkerPrize winner Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA).

The Cloisters of San Francesco de la Vigna

From September 1st to 5th, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Free Entrance

Padiglione Venezia at the Giardini della Biennale

September 2nd & 4th, from 11:30am to 6:00pm. Free Entrance
20 short films from the Living Together Again competition
Our jury will select five that will be screened (on large LED TV screens) following the Beka & Lemoine films on the nights from September 1st to 5th at the Giardino della Marinaressa.

Adana: On The Bridge

Necati Öz
Turkey
12:59

At the Cutting Edge

Filippo Tolentino
Italy
15:00

Bahman

Seyed Morteza Sabzeghaba
Islamic Republic of Iran
10:00

Cogs

Oliver Poppert
Australia
3:45

Ferragosto

Alexandre Erre
New Caledonia
3:05

First Turn on the Left

Jhimi Wajdi
Tunisia
9:10

In Assenza

OAPPC Como
Italy
8:48

Jugaad

Chak Hin Leung
Hong Kong
7:49

LionHeart: Architecture, Poetry, Healing

Jim Stephenson
United Kingdom
5:00

Liquid City

Christian Williams
United States
16:00

'Ndunetta

Fiorenzo Brancaccio
Italy
14:30

Oblivious

A. Rapetti, T. Polli, A. Galer, J. Kirchherr
Switzerland
2:27

Ode to Los Angeles

Katherine Kan
United States
7:28

Partenopea

Stratos Cotugno
Italy
8:01

Piazza Giardino

Alberto Danelli
Italy
4:20

So Da Dusseldorf

Kuesti Fraun
Germany
3:00

Symphony of the Body

Kino Rebelde
Netherlands
15:00

The House That Built Tsoghik

Mariam Ohanyan
Armenia
15:00

Topiaskop

Josephin Boettger
Germany
7:19

Troiane

Prem1ere Film
Italy
16:14

The Cloisters of San Francesco de la Vigna

From September 1st to 5th, from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Padiglione Venezia at the Giardini della Biennale

September 2nd & 4th, from 11:30am to 6:00pm.
20 short films from the Living Together Again competition
Our jury will select five that will be screened (on large LED TV screens) following the Beka & Lemoine films on the nights from September 1st to 5th at the Giardino della Marinaressa.

Adana: On The Bridge
Necati Öz, Turkey, 12:59


At the Cutting Edge
Prem1ere Film, Italy, 15:00


Bahman
Seyed Morteza Sabzeghaba, Islamic Republic of Iran, 10:00


Cogs
Oliver Poppert, Australia, 3:45


Ferragosto
Alexandre Erre, New Caledonia, 3:05


First Turn on the Left
Jhimi Wajdi, Tunisia, 9:10


In Assenza
OAPPC Como, Italy, 8:48


Jugaad
Chak Hin Leung, Hong Kong, 7:49


LionHeart: Architecture, Poetry, Healing
Jim Stephenson, United Kingdom, 5:00


Liquid City
Christian Williams, United States, 16:00


'Ndunetta
Fiorenzo Brancaccio, Italy, 14:30


Oblivious
A. Rapetti, T. Polli, A. Galer, J. Kirchherr, Switzerland, 2:27


Ode to Los Angeles
Katherine Kan, United States, 7:28


Partenopea
Stratos Cotugno, Italy, 8:01


Piazza Giardino
Alberto Danelli, Italy, 4:20


So Da Dusseldorf
Kuesti Fraun, Germany, 3:00


Symphony of the Body
Kino Rebelde, Netherlands, 15:00


The House That Built Tsoghik
Mariam Ohanyan, Armenia, 15:00


Topiaskop
Josephin Boettger, Germany, 7:19


Troiane
Prem1ere Film, Italy, 16:14


Competition Results...

The 5 short films have been selected, Among them, Troiane by Stefano Santamato has gained the first prize. It will be projected on Saturday the 5th at the Giardino della Marinaressa.

Troiane

Prem1ere Film
Italy
16:14

Ferragosto

Alexandre Erre
New Caledonia
3:05

Liquid City

Christian Williams
United States
16:00

Ode to Los Angeles

Katherine Kan
United States
7:28

Adana: On The Bridge

Necati Öz
Turkey
12:59

Out of Competition

The Venice Short Film 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.

Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival

Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival documentary is envisioned as a path that describes and unfolds the preconditions and goals of Broken Nature, the XXII International Exhibition of Triennale Milano, curated by Paola Antonelli, through the voices of its protagonists. Broken Nature exhibition is an in-depth exploration of the strands that connect humans to the natural environment that have been intensely compromised, if not entirely severed, over the years. By casting a wide net on architecture and design projects, Broken Nature underlines the concept of restorative design, highlighting objects and concepts at all scales that reconsider human beings’ relationship with their environments –including both natural and social ecosystems.

Director: Alessandra Galletta
Year: 2019
Duration: 52'
Country: Italy

Two Pianos

Combining two landmark projects by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop — the Fondation Beyeler in Basel and the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, the filmmakers Paul Clemence and Axel Stasny apply their artistic sensibility to highlight Piano's architectural vocabulary: the masterful use of light, the carefully orchestrated relationship between in and out, the seamless connection to the surroundings, and an exacting precision of craftsmanship. Originally conceived as a video commission by the Art Museums of Switzerland, the film expands on the initial premise to create a cinematic homage to the Italian master architect.

Director: Paul Clemence and Axel Stasny
Year: 2018
Duration: 6'
Country: USA

Planet Netherlands

Planet Netherlands is a program of 8 short videos promoted by the Embassy and the General Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Italy, produced in collaboration with The Architecture Player and curated by Marco Brizzi.
The search for new solutions for inhabiting the domestic space, the city, the planet characterizes the projects narrated in the films from which stories and ideas of architecture are unravelled over a period of time corresponding to the last 20 years.
Chiostro di San Francesco della Vigna: September 2nd, from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Padiglione Venezia: September 4th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.
Ubu. A movement for three dancers, two cameras, and a building
The Netherlands 2005
Duration: 9’20’’
Author: Factordrie
Coreography: Anouk Van Dijk
Dancers: Michael Jahoda, Giulia Mureddu, Nina Wollny
Music: Lilian Hack

Mentioned project: Utrecht University Li- brary (1997-2004)
Project location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Architect: Wiel Arets Architects
Amsterdam Osdorp
The Netherlands 2010
Duration: 1’22’’
Author: PlusOne
Direction: Martijn Hogenkamp
Production: Marcel Vrieswijk
D.O.P.: Bob Joosten, Martijn Hogenkamp Animation: Tim van der Wiel, Elias Widerdal Music: Bas “Inf” te Braak
Sound design: Matthias Kiewiet

Mentioned project: Osdorp district Amsterdam
Architects: Mecanoo, DKV architecten, MVRDV, TANGRAM Architekten, Dok architecten
Möbius house

The Netherlands 1998
Duration: 6’00’’
Author: UNStudio
Animation: Igor Kebel

Mentioned project: Möbius House (1993- 1998)
Project location: Het Gooi, The Netherlands
architect: UNStudio

Freeland

The Netherlands 2012
Duration: 5’01’’
Author: MVRDV
Animation: Jurjen Versteeg
Animation script editing: Jennifer Siegler

Mentioned project: Freeland (2012)
Project location: Almere
Architect: MVRDV (Winy Maas, Jacob van Eijs, Nathalie de Vries, Jeroen Zuidgeest, Jan Knikker, Chiara Quinzii, Ania Molenda. With Klass Hofman, Luca Moscelli) and “The Why Factory” (Felix Mandrazo, Giovanni Bellotti)

50 shades of white
The Netherlands 2015
Duration: 2’58’’
Author: Maurice Nio
Editor & Music composer: Felix Spanjaard

Mentioned project: The Amazing Whale Jaw, bus station in Hoofdoorp (2003)
Project location: Hoofdoorp
Architect: Nio Architecten
Today
The Netherlands 2016
Duration: 3’47’’
Authors: Kaan Architecten, Marcel IJzerman Production: IJzerman Media
Sound: Levi Westra, Tjeerd Melchers Drone: Andries Altenburg (Skymovie) Translations: Rachel Sander, Phil Procter

Mentioned project: Renovation of the Pro- vinciehuis of North Brabant (2012-2015) Project location: ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Architect: Kaan Architecten
PXP

The Netherlands 2016
Duration: 2’52’’
Authors: OMA/AMO, Davide Rapp
Editor Assistant: Giorgio Zangrandi
Music: ChapelOne + FUZZ ATELIER

Project location: Paris, France
Mentioned project: PXP (2016)
Architect: OMA, GECINA

Dafne Schippers Bridge

The Netherlands 2017
Duration: 1’49’’
Author: NEXT architects
Director: Marcel IJzerman

Mentioned project: Dafne Schippers Bridge (2015-2017)
Project location: Utrecht, The Netherlands Architects: NEXT architects, Rudy Uytenhaak + Partners Architects i.c.w., Bureau B+B ur- banism and landscape architecture, Arup

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