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A Design Film Festival Returns

The 2nd edition will launch in Singapore in November with yet more groundbreaking works.

A Design Film Festival Returns


17 October, 2011

A Design Film Festival, which launched in Singapore last year at Old School and made the rounds to stirring reception in Berlin, Taipei, Kaohsiung and Bangkok, is back again this November in the same location with a brand new line-up.

Billed as the first film festival in Asia dedicated to design, this year’s show will include 10 Asian premieres and 5 Singapore premieres covering design, architecture, fashion, technology and its subculture.

“It’s not often what we create as designers or artists get captured in film. It’s either in a museum, a gallery or talked about in small independent press. Now we’ve found this 15 films that celebrate the design process and through a medium that not only informs and delights designers but non-designers as well,” says Felix Ng, the film festival’s curator and recent winner of the Art Directors Club New York Young Guns 9 award.

Some of this year’s highly anticipated films include…

A Design Film Festival

The life and work of Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto: This Is My Dream

The documentary offers a rare glimpse into the life and work of avant-garde and notoriously private Japanese fashion design icon Yohji Yamamoto. In the film, Yamamoto lets his guard down, sharing his artistic motivations, his love of music, and his aesthetic vision as the camera journeys with him through the entire creative cycle of a collection for his revolutionary line in collaboration with adidas, Y-3.

A Design Film Festival

Yohji Yamamoto

A Design Film Festival

Inside Gerhard Steidl’s empire

How To Make A Book With Steidl

Gerhard Steidl is a German publisher of countless acclaimed and renowned artists’ books. Following the production of New York photographer Joel Sternfeld’s iDubai photo book, the documentary brings the audience into the world of Steidl and his independent empire.

Design The New Business

The intriguing documentary investigates how designers and businesspeople are working together in new ways to solve the daunting issues – such as overpopulation, environmental safety, failing financial systems and more – facing businesses today.

A Design Film Festival

A Design Film Festival

Journey through “Utopia London” with Tom Cordell

Utopia London

At the end of WWII, as London lay in ruins, a group of young idealists fused science and art to build an egalitarian city with a better future. Utopia London captures these monuments through director Tom Cordell’s encounters with the people who designed it, reuniting the builders with their buildings.

A Design Film Festival

A Design Film Festival

The festival partners with Zouk for the live screening of Cinema at ZoukOut 2011 on 10 December.

A Design Film Festival will run from 3 – 20 November 2011 at Sinema, Old School. For more information and tickets, visit Tickets can also be purchased at Anonymous.

Top image: How To Make A Book With Steidl

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