Lund International Architecture Film Festival 2014

September 7-14th 2014

The famous Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein called architecture “film’s undoubted ancestor”. Since the invention of cinema, the moving image has offered film audiences new ways of experiencing spaces and places. By approaching architectural space through different angles and framings, using close-ups of details as well as panoramic views, the film camera makes it possible to see already familiar buildings in new ways. In addition, the film medium can function as a form of armchair travel, allowing our eyes and minds to visit spaces inaccessible to us, not just in space but also in time. The moving image can give us vivid experiences of architecture that no longer exists, as well as imaginary visions of future cityscapes.

Lund International Architecture Film Festival which takes place in the autumn each year provides a platform for exploring contemporary and historical interconnections between architecture and film, screening a wide range of fictional and documentary films and bringing together seminars/debates, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other activities. Altogether these will form the framework for discussions about architecture in fiction films as well as visions of a good and liveable built environment for the future. Special guests – architects, filmmakers, journalists and artists from Sweden and abroad are invited to participate in seminars on architecture in films and themes highlighted in the documentary films.

ArchFilmLund even offers Extras: the film screenings, workshops and debates events in cooperation with others. Contact us with an idea or an inquiry via mail:

The City of Lund offers unique opportunities with its location in the centre of the dynamic Öresund Region, its rich cultural and historical heritage together with a diversity of research institutions connected to Scandinavia’s largest university as well as international well-known companies and successful local businesses.

Partners are among others: Kultur Skåne, Kultur Lund, Fojab arkitekter AB, Plan- och Byggnadskonst i Lund AB, Sweco Architects, Trivector AB, Akademiska Hus AB, the Swedish Association of Architects, ISU, the city of Lund, Film i Skåne, the School of Architecture, Lund University, the Museum of Sketches, the Centre for Language and Literature, Lund University, Lunds konsthall, DocLounge, Polish Culture Institute in Stockholm, Plan & Byggnadskonst i Lund, Gunilla Svensson arkitektkontor ab, Statens Centrum för Arkitektur och Design, Film i Skolan, Arkitektur- och designcentrum.