The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) is America’s largest film devoted to the creative spirit of architecture and design. Our curated films and panel discussions provide unique perspectives about the process behind architectural, graphic, and product design, urban and environmental issues, architectural photography, historic preservation, and much more. Our goal is to identify films with impassioned, human stories that appeal to a sophisticated design audience and those with a general interest in architecture and design.

The submissions are for ADFF: NY  Sept. 28- Oct 2, 2022.  

ADFF will also program the following festivals and will select films from the ADFF:NY selection. Each additional festival will be a separate opportunity for the filmmakers, ADFF selected films will have additional festival possibilities.  ADFF 2021/2022 season to include: ADFF: LA October 20-24, ADFF:Toronto November 3-7,  ADFF:Vancouver November 11-14, ADFF: DC January 6-9, 2022, ADFF: NORTH AMERICA ( all online) January 12-21, 2022.

Overall Rating
  • Shirlyn Cesar

    ADFF was spectacular! We're so grateful to Kyle and his team. The pivot needed this year (2020) to ensure the success of the festival and the films was amazing. Our film couldn't have found a more perfect home at ADFF. Thank you.

    December 2020
  • Tom Strnad

    ADFF Vancouver was an honour to be part of and the team at ADFF is a pleasure to work with. ADFF has superb venues for screenings and one of the best run festivals. The quality of films and unique display of architecture and design films presents many one of a kind presentations and talks.

    November 2019
  • Nihao Films

    Our experience couldn't be more satisfactory during ADFF 2018. You can feel the festival organizers' passion for architecture and cinema, you can participate in different debates, meet interesting people and learn a lot. We felt that they are doing exactly what an architecture film festival should do. Thanks!

    November 2018
  • Kliwadenko Novas

    Our first experience with the ADFF has been outstanding. The pitty was we couldn´t attend the venue but we felt our film was handled with a lot of care due to all the personal feedback we have got from the public.
    I would say that organizing an architecture and design film festival is considered sometimes as a niche. Therefore being able to attract the amount of audience they had, is no other than the result of a well-organized venue.
    Through our participation, we’ve got lot of requests from viewer across the different venues. Being screened at ADFF represented a big impact for the film.

    October 2018
  • basia myszynski

    Best festival experience we've ever had! Customized, creative, attentive to our needs, sensational PR in over 10 publications both local and global. Truly a quality event with a sophisticated and enthusiastic audience followed by entertaining receptions and networking. The professional and personal experience every filmmaker dreams about!! Plus, interest in the film advances...

    October 2018