CAFx 2023: 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 bioinclusive 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 hope you will join us in this endeavour!

About CAFx

Copenhagen Architecture Festival ( CAFx ) explores, discusses and communicates architectural and urban questions through a number of initiatives.

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 not just bricks, spaces and frames. It's sensual, bodily and social. It is political, historical and psychological. Architecture is human and it affects every aspect of life.

Every year we have a big curated film programme of 40-90 film titles based partly on submissions. We are looking for both documentaries, fiction films and hybrid formats.

We don't work with awards or prizes.
Instead we pick the best and/or most relevant films and mix newly produced films together with classics from the history of film.

𝐓𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: By submitting your work, you declare that the material submitted is the result of your own work, that you have not plagiarised the work of others, and that all sources and materials used (e.g. film, sound, artwork, images, participants) must be rights-cleared and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

𝘌𝘹𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺: Copenhagen Architecture Festival shall not be liable for any allegations of copyright and trademark infringement concerning material submitted by contributors.

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Overall Rating
  • Fueye Films

    Very good Festival, thank you for scheduling Plan for Buenos Aires!

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much. We also really enjoyed screening it. We hope to get more submissions from you in the future. Best CAFx