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Budapest Architecture Film Days – March 2021

Embrace your emotions and stand up for the planet, the city, the neighborhood, the spaces and the places you love.

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Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Film Festival – Dec. 7 – 12, 2020

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Better Cities Film Festival – Oct. 8 – 11, 2020

As the world navigates through this historic, unprecedented time, we’re certain of one thing:  Now, more than ever, our communities need ideas, inspiration and imagination.  And that’s what Better Cities Film Festival delivers.

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Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam – Oct. 7 – 11, 2020

Architecture films investigate the meaning of the city and architecture. They portray cities, buildings and their designers, show that architecture cannot be understood without its context, and investigate the role of the city in our everyday lives. Moreover, they frequently reveal architects and urbanists to be powerless gods whose works, once built, acquire very different meanings and functions to those envisaged. AFFR screens documentaries and feature films from at home and abroad that address these subjects.

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Architecture and the City Festival/Online screening with virtual panel – Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, noon

Stream 5 Blocks at home before or after this  discussion with director Dan Goldes and film subjects Amy Cohen of the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development and Jasper Rubin, PhD, of San Francisco State University’s Urban Studies Department. Moderated by film writer and critic Michael Fox. Presented in association with the Center for Architecture + Design and the SF Urban Film Fest. Suggested donation $10 – $25.

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Oakland International Film Festival – Sept. 17 – 27, 2020

Join director Dan Goldes for an online Q&A (ticket purchase not required) on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30pm.

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Royal Starr Film Festival, Michigan – Sept. 10, 2020

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Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival/Docs Make House Calls –  Aug. 28 – Sept. 6, 2020

Stream the film and support the award-winning film festival in director Dan Goldes’ childhood hometown.

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Roxie Virtual Cinema – Streaming through June 11, 2020

Stream 5 Blocks from home and support San Francisco’s not-for-profit Roxie Theatre. Sliding scale $1 – $10. 60% of ticket revenue benefits the Roxie, in continuous operation as a movie theatre since the early 1900s.

View the online Q&A with director Dan Goldes moderated by Fay Darmawi, founder of the SF Urban Film Fest, recorded on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.


San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

Online screenings available to pass holders only.


San Francisco Chamber of Commerce/Strand Theatre – Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, 5:00 pm

Screening and discussion with director Dan Goldes and film subject Jeffrey Tumlin, now Director of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, moderated by Douglas Freuhling, Editor of the San Francisco Business Times, at ACT’s historic Strand Theatre in the Central Market Street neighborhood. $20 Chamber members/$30 Non-members.

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San Francisco Tenderloin Museum – Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, 6:30 pm

Screening and discussion moderated by museum founder Randy Shaw, who also appears in the film. $10 suggested donation.

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WORLD PREMIERE! San Francisco Green Film Festival – Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, 1:00 pm

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