ArchiFlix: Sydney Architecture and Design Film Festival

4/7 May 2017

The ArchiFlix Architecture & Design Film Festival celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, AADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate industry professionals who are excited about architecture and design.

The screenings are enthusiastically supported by design professionals and thought leaders who contribute to vibrant discussions. 2017 will see the festival hosted in Sydney and Melbourne, with satellite events in Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.

The AADFF is supported by the Design Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, and sponsored by manufacturers who contribute to the growth of the design industry.

After 3 successful years as a single night event in cities across Australia, and having welcomed more than 3000 guests, ArchiFlix is now growing up to become Australia’s first national Architecture and Design Film Festival.

Download the ArchiFlix Program (pdf)


The Films

Dream of Perfection

The ‘lost’ story of Utzon and the Sydney Opera House was controversially destroyed after it’s commision by David Attenborough for the BBC in 1968, it has now been meticulously restored.

Harry Seidler – modernist

Seidler’s architectural and at times controversial legacy provides an intimate portrait of his extraordinary life and work.

The Edge of the Possible

Follow the dramatic course of creating a masterpiece including a rare interview with Jorn Utzon as he re ects on the conception and construction of the Sydney Opera House.

Glenn Murcutt – The Spirit of Place

The life and work of Australia’s most famous living architect documents the uniqueness of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect who has put Australian architecture on the world map.

The Architect

A couple hire an uncompromising modernist architect to build their dream house, but he decides to build his dream home instead.

Visual Acoustics – The Moderism of Julius Schulman

Exploring the life and career of Julius Shulman
– widely regarded by experts as the greatest architectural photographer of modernist movement.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Exploring Wright’s work and his turbulent family life of scandal and tragedy. Despite all the dif culties of his personal life, Wright rises above to design his most famous and innovative buildings.

Garbage Warrior (Subject to Confirmation)

Mike Reynolds is a crusader for sustainable living, building structures almost entirely from discarded materials. His visionary houses have been are both self-reliance and ingenius.


Celebrating the beauty, colour and vibrant history of the neon sign from an international perspective as we face a world where it will soon be lost and superceded by L.E.D. signage.

I.M. Pei

Pei reveals his innermost philosophy and principles like never before in this personal, journey around the world narrated by Pei himself.


In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior.

Sketches of Frank Gehry

Director Sydney Pollack’s last lm before his death explores the life and work of dear friend, Canadian- American architect Gehry, screening at the Cannes Film Festival 2006.

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