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  Oct. 11-15, 2023.  

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 2023/2024 season to include: ADFF:Toronto November 1-4,  ADFF:Vancouver November 10-13, ADFF:LA, ADFF: DC , ADFF:Chicago, ADFF: ONLINE

Overall Rating
  • clara kraft

    This is a fantastic festival for all those interested in architecture and design. The programme is carefully curated and showcases a films from across the globe, presenting a multitude of perspectives and voices. The festival team is terrific and looks after filmmakers with care and professionalism. Highly recommended!

    October 2022
  • Tassos Langis

    The organizers, the locations, the films, projection quality, all at the highest level. Exceptional and well-informed audience too. Fabolous side events like the lecture of the great Helene Binet that educated our eyes as long as our souls. An amazing experience overall! Highly recommended!

    October 2022
  • 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