Architektur.Film.Sommer 2017 – BATTLE FOR THE CITY / 09.–30. August 2017

Posted on: 11th June 2017

Film festival – Architektur.Film.Sommer 2017
Battle for the city

Cinema evenings in the Az W courtyard
A cooperation between wonderland – platform for european architecture, Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W) and the MuseumsQuartier Wien

Supported by: Bundeskanzleramt Österreich / Sektion II Kunst und Kultur and Kammer der ZiviltechnikerInnen | ArchitektInnen und IngenieurInnen Wien, Niederösterreich und Burgenland

The fifth open air architecture film festival links current and historic struggles for cities worth living in and the appropriate architecture.

Under the title “Battle for the City” the Architektur.Film.Sommer makes a plea against architecture as a status symbol and in favour of an inclusive development of the city as a habitat for all. What are the impacts of urban design projects from the post-war era on our cities? As a resident how can you influence the development of the area around your home? Must urban development automatically involve moving people out of their homes? Vacant buildings, housing shortage and new nomads – how does all of this fit together?

Documentary films, short films, experimental films and animated films selected from 125 international submissions are combined every Wednesday in August to create a varied programme.


Wed 9.8.2017, 8.30 pm: The Future of Yesterday

Wed 16.8.2017, 8.30 pm: Workers leaving the City

Wed 23.8.2017, 8.30 pm: Rest-less

Wed 30.8.2017, 8.30 pm: Vacancy in the growing City

Jury Open Call:
Karoline Mayer, Marlene Rutzendorfer, Daniela Schulhofer

in the Az W courtyard

Bad weather location:
Az W Podium

Wed 9., 16., 23., 30.8., at 8.30 pm

admission free

(c) Filmstill „The Show Must Go On“, R: Laurien Bachmann & David Wittinghofer, 2016