Architecture Film Days, Budapest
Architecture Film Days
BUDAPEST (HU) - In late March, the Hungarian Centre for Contemporary Architecture (KÉK) organized the fourth edition of the Budapest Architecture Film Days (BAFD). In four days, 22 international architectural films were shown, divided across five different themes: Movement and architecture, Memories of modernism, Everyday life of buildings, Portraits and Post-cities. In addition, a selection of fifteen of the 53 total entries of the 'Budapest Short Shot Competition' were seen. These short videos have all the transformations of the urban space of the Hungarian capital as their subject, in which new uses of the city and new urban functions are revealed.
The winning film, 'Metropolitan Archeology', by Gruppo Tökmag, zooms in on everyday urban places and objects that have been damaged, weathered or changed functions through the years. The many layers of posters on a disused billboard, an artistic pattern of chewing gum on the sidewalk, a makeshift wooden fence around a growing tree. The scientific, dry explanation gives the film a comical aspect. Besides the European architecture film festivals in Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brisbane and London, BAFD has meanwhile made a name as well. In 2013, the fifth anniversary celebration and the festival is expected to draw even more (international) visitors.
Put it on your calendar: spring 2013, BAFD!
Friday | 20 April | 2012 | Hungary | Emiel Lamers