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The following is a Jan. 10 press release from the Chicago Architecture Center announcing its partnership with the Architecture & Design Film Festival, which will run from Feb. 1 to Feb. 5. The festival will also be hosted at Washington, D.C.'s National Building Museum in January.

The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), announced today it will host the 14th edition of the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) for the first time at its award-winning center February 1-5, 2023. The films will be shown in the CAC’s renowned Skyscraper Gallery which will provide a unique backdrop and experience for guests. Visitors can also view a dozen free short films in the popular Chicago Gallery.

The ADFF will feature 15 global films that investigate design's impact on the worlds of art, fashion, architecture, urban planning, and housing. The festival, also popular with design lovers in NY, Toronto, Vancouver, LA, and DC, offers insights into the lives and works of global design visionaries from over eleven countries, including Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Greece, and Italy.

“We are thrilled to bring the Architecture & Design Film Festival to the Chicago Architecture Center. This is a fantastic opportunity to assemble the architecture and design community for a line-up of thought-provoking features and short film shorts from across the world,” said CEO of the CAC Eleanor Esser Gorski, AIA.

All showings will be at the Chicago Architecture Center. Tickets are $20 per film or $15 for CAC Members. Tickets include a single film showing, access to view all ADFF: Chicago Short Films before or after ticketed movie time, and headphone rental, as needed. The CAC recommends arriving 20-30 minutes ahead of scheduled showtimes to allow for check-in. Tickets can be purchased online now at