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The Design Film Festival

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - November 1 @ 11:59 pm

The Design Film Festival features moving images that are conceived as designs: through concepts such as ideation, iteration and prototyping, or through modes of display and presentation.
Through an online exhibition format the festival presents a visual hypertext that links complete work on the screen to related work-in-progress, demonstrating research and development by allowing viewers to navigate references, storyboards, studies, sketches and prototypes. Such ‘notes’ are presented as creatively and conceptually equal to the principal ‘narratives’, showing how process demands parity with results. The festival aims to show how new tendencies in design, filmmaking, visual communication, as well as education, are shaping our perception of the moving image.
The project is part of a collaborative programme between HEAD-Genève, Parsons The New School and Kingston School of Art, led by Alexandra Midal, Ulrich Lehmann and Jana Scholze. Under the title, Montage: Design and Film, Film and Design, students from three graduate programmes investigate the relationship between design and film – film as medium of worldmaking, film as response to and reflection of current environments and conditions, film as material for research and development and film as a conceptual and practical tool for designing.
The design film festival is curated by the MA Curating Contemporary Design, Kingston University in partnership with the Design Museum.
The design film festival is linked to the Invisible Film Festival, a contemporary platform celebrating experimental films by designers. Founded by Alexandra Midal in 2017, the festival addresses the expansion of the field of design; its inter- and transdisciplinary nature and redefinition as geopolitical and social practice.


September 11 @ 7:00 pm
November 1 @ 11:59 pm
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