Film and Architecture: Life Form
In 2023, life takes the centre stage: the symbiotic, the habitats, the life balances and life cycles; nest, cave, hive and feeding chamber.
The wild and blooming ideas of our time centered around concepts such as regenerative design, bio-inclusive biomimicry, symbiotic co-creation, architectural asceticism and do-ocracy will be the guidelines for our programming. We will seek to expand our current discussion about the future of urban planning and built environments to foster the necessary recalibration of our architectural imagination for the age of climate and ecological breakdown.
Focusing on bio-inclusivity, biomimicry, conservation, gardens and notions of nature, our film program will explore new ecological perspectives while exposing exploitative paradigms and practices.
We believe that the ecological crisis is (also) a crisis of our imagination. And we consider film as a useful training ground for a new ecological imaginary that can drag our somewhat sluggish society in a more sustainable direction.
We are looking for both documentaries, fiction films and hybrid formats longer than 40 minutes.
We hope you will join us in this endeavour!
Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx) explores, discusses and communicates architectural and urban questions through a number of initiatives, one of them being an annual curated film programme during our festival consisting of 40-90 film titles based partly on submissions.
The goal is to challenge the field of architecture and promote critical thinking, inspire, engage and raise awareness of how architecture and urban planning shape our lives and the world – and conversely, how our lives and the world affect the built environment. Architecture is more than bricks and concrete. It's sensual, bodily and social. It is political, historical and psychological. Architecture is human and it affects every aspect of life.