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Exhibition
From 11 - 24 November 2011, we will be presenting plusminusten, an exhibition celebrating Dieter Rams' 10 principles for good design.

Admission is free for all visitors to A Design Film Festival 2011.

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Bonus Content
German design publisher, Die Gestalten Verlag (DGV) has curated a series of short films as bonus content, featuring video interviews with international designers and artists.

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Opening Titles
We have commissioned German motion designer, Sebastian Lange to direct the opening titles for the festival's 2011/2012 tour.

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Publication
Also available at the festival venue will be the new issue of Bracket Vol. 03: Education on a pay-what-you-want basis.

This issue features interviews with John Jay, Kenya Hara, Jasper Morrison, Jocelyn Glei, Masashi Kawamura, Craig Oldham and more.

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Anonymous
Anonymous is a think tank based in the Republic of Singapore.

Focused on the research and development of community initiatives that span original content creation, publishing, traveling exhibitions and film festivals that have been shown in Tokyo, Berlin, Shanghai, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Since its inception in 2009, Anonymous has featured over 109 individuals across 17 cities.

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Festival Team
Presented by: Anonymous
Creative Direction: SILNT
Festival Director: Felix Ng
Producer: Germaine Chong
Festival Manager: Chloe Seet
Collaborators
Venue Partner: Old School
Opening title: Sebastian Lange
Bonus content: Gestalten
A Design Film Festival 2011
Conceived by Anonymous as a film festival dedicated solely to design,
A Design Film Festival 2010 launched in Singapore and has travelled to Berlin, Taipei, Kaohsiung and Bangkok.

The festival is an annual celebration of films dedicated to architecture, fashion, photography, street art, motion graphics, technology and the subcultures of design.

In 2011, the festival returns with a brand new line-up, an expanded programme and new collaborations.

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ANPO: Art x War

Film Information
Director: Linda Hoaglund
Genre: Art & Culture
Runtime: 89 mins
Languages: English and Japanese
Note: Singapore Premiere
Word on The Street
".. offers a stunning journey through postwar Japanese art and politics, an alternative history."
Tokyo Art Beat
Synopsis
The US has operated military bases in Japan for six decades. Their presence has rubbed salt into unhealed wounds from the war, a complex trauma. But ANPO is not a straightforward political documentary.

Instead, the film depicts resistance to U.S. military bases in Japan through an electrifying collage of paintings, photographs and animated, narrative and documentary films by Japan's foremost contemporary artists.

Citizen Architect

Film Information
Director: Sam Douglas
Genre: Social Design
Runtime: 60 mins
Language: English
Note: Singapore Premiere
Word on The Street
".. an absorbing, frequently moving, sometimes funny celebration of what can happen when architecture is practiced as a social art concerned with creature and spiritual comforts.”
Toronto Globe & Mail
Synopsis
Hale County, Alabama is home to some of the most impoverished communities in the United States of America. It is also home to Auburn University's Rural Studio, one of the most prolific and inspirational design-build outreach programs ever established.

With a mission to do more than just build, The Rural Studio provides students with the opportunity to use their skills to better the community. Citizen Architect is a documentary film chronicling the late Samuel Mockbee, artist, architect, educator and founder of the Rural Studio.

Design The New Business

Film Information
Director: Erik Roscam Abbing
Genre: Design Thinking
Running time: 40 mins
Language: English
Note: Asian Premiere
Synopsis
As the world evolves, so do the challenges of business.

Design The New Business provides insight into how design thinking is making big steps in providing solutions to the problems of tomorrow, where old ways of thinking are being replaced by fresh and open minds that simply think differently.

This intriguing documentary brings the marriage of design and business to its peak, posing the question, what more can we do as designers?

Eames: The Architect & The Painter

Film Information
Director: Jason Cohn & Bill Jersey
Genre: Industrial Design
Running time: 84 mins
Language: English
Note: Asian Premiere
Word on The Street
"Lively, gratifying…appropriately busy and abundant: full of objects, information, stories and people, organized with hectic elegance."
New York Times
Synopsis
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America's most important designers.

Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life — from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age — has been less widely understood.

Narrated by James Franco, The Architect and the Painter is the first film since their death dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.

Format Perspective

Film Information
Director: Philip Evans
Genre: Street Photography
Runtime: 60 mins
Language: English
Note: Asian Premiere
Synopsis
Format Perspective is a film by Phil Evans that explores the work, lives and opinions of six European skate photographers. The film showcases the photography of Nils Svensson (Malmo), Stu Robinson (Belfast), Alex Irvine (London), Rich Gilligan (Dublin), Sergej Vutuc (Heilbronn) and Bertrand Trichet (Barcelona/Tokyo), while also giving us an insight into the different approaches used by this diverse line-up of photographers.

Filmed completely on super 8 film, this project gives a behind-the-scenes look at the skating that these guys like to shoot, as well as the resulting photos that emerge from these sessions.

The Visual Language of Herbert Matter

Film Information
Director: Reto Caduff
Genre: Graphic & Photography
Runtime: 78 mins
Language: English
Note: Asian Premiere
Synopsis
Known as the quintessential designer's designer, the legacy of a highly influential mid-century modern designer, Herbert Matter, is encapsulated in a visual language that has influenced a whole generation of designer and artists.

Never before seen footage and photographs bring to focus the extraordinary life and seminal work of the swiss born graphic designer, photographer and visual artist whose genius pioneered the use of photo-montage with type. Luminaries such as Robert Frank, Massimo Vignelli, Alvin Eisenman, Steven Heller, among many, give tribute and explain why Matter still matters.

How to Make a Book With Steidl

Film Information
Director: Jörg Adolph & Gereon Wetzel
Genre: Publishing
Runtime: 58 mins
Languages: English and German
Note: Asian Premiere
Word on The Street
"How to Make a Book with Steidl is a gem of a document."
Wallpaper*
Synopsis
Presenting a man in constant movement, Gerhard Steidl, the German publisher of countless acclaimed and renowned artists' books. Following the production of Joel Sternfeld's iDubai photo book, the documentary brings the audience behind the walls of Steidl's independent empire, beginning the fragile processes where creativity is seized in a book.

How to Make a Book with Steidl captures the energy and passion of a perfectionist who's experience and artistry has made him the most important and sought after publisher of the last decade.

John Portman: A Life of Building

Film Information
Director: Ben Loeterman
Genre: Architecture
Runtime: 52 mins
Language: English
Note: Asian Premiere
Word on The Street
"In order to turn the tide architects must become more enterprising. But are architects capable of that?"
AFFR
Synopsis
Once a maverick who was nearly run out of the American Institute of Architects, John Portman is now recognized as one of the most innovative and imitated architects ever.

Over 45 years, Portman's iconic urban statements and eye-popping interiors have risen in 60 cities on four continents to redefine cityscapes in America, and skylines in China and the rest of Asia. The film captures Portman's approach in an intimate portrait that, by turn, assesses and appreciates Portman's work in a dramatic time-lapse of footage that shows off Portman's buildings at their best.

Jun Takahashi (Undercover)

Film Information
Director: Tetsuya Nagato
Genre: Fashion Design
Runtime: 25 mins
Language: Japanese
Note: Singapore Premiere
Synopsis
Finding the origin and birth of the label - UNDERCOVER, this charming documentary follows Jun Takahashi over a 3-month span traveling through Tokyo, Kiryu, and Paris, and sees the designer through the preparation for his intimate collection - Mirror.

The collection captures the mood of a dark fantasy, pulling the surface of Takahashi's previous designs that are a collective representation of the creativity of what has made him one of the most important fashion designers today.

Making Faces

Film Information
Director: Richard Kegler
Genre: Print-making
Runtime: 44 mins
Language: English
Note: Asian Premiere
Word on The Street
".. a truly meaningful contribution to the crafts of printing and typography, and preserving the memory of an inspiring man."
Font Bureau
Synopsis
This fascinating design documentary captures the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist Jim Rimmer (1931-2010).

In 2008, P22 type foundry commissioned Rimmer to create a new type design (Stern) that became the first-ever simultaneous release of a digital font and hand-set metal font. Rimmer's mastery and skill made him one of only a few who possessed the skills needed to create a metal font. This film share's Jim's knowledge, processes and passion of typography with the world.

New York in Motion

Film Information
Director: Graham Elliott
Genre: Motion Graphics
Runtime: 70 mins
Language: English
Note: Asian Premiere
Word on The Street
".. embodying the melting pot character of this visually rich industry."
Motiongrapher
Synopsis
New York in Motion is a captivating look behind the scenes and screens of New York's thriving motion graphics industry, capturing the contagious energy that infuses New York City.

From large networks, to trend-setting motion studios, to independent creatives and visionaries, tuned into the ever-changing state of the art of technology - while, more importantly, keeping a finger on the pulse of our shared sensibilities - their work both mirrors and transforms our personal and cultural awareness. Constantly pushing the boundaries, their drive, talent, insight and creativity proves as inspiring as the work itself.

PressPausePlay

Film Information
Director: House of Radon
Genre: Digital Culture
Runtime: 81 mins
Language: English
Note: Asian Premiere
Word on The Street
".. issues with mass creativity, how anybody can become an artist but not everybody has talent."
PressPausePlay
Synopsis
The digital revolution of the last decade has released creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?

This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world's most influential creators of the digital era.

R.fm Cinema

Film Information
Director: Joel Broms Brosjö
Genre: Music
Runtime: 54 mins
Language: English
Note: Asian Premiere
Synopsis
R.fm Cinema is a celebration of the craftsmanship in music video making and the arts of graphic design, animation, CGI and storytelling.

A showcase full of glitched out weirdness and audiovisual magic from some of the past year's most talented artists like Flying Lotus, Röyksopp, The Glitch Mob, Scissor Sisters, The Cinematic Orchestra, Eskmo, The Japanese Popstars, Massive Attack, Amon Tobin and many more.

Utopia London

Film Information
Director: Tom Cordell
Genre: Urban Planning
Runtime: 82 mins
Language: English
Note: Singapore Premiere
Word on The Street
"Poses the question: where do we go from here?"
Phaidon
Synopsis
A journey through the city, director Tom Cordell grew up in, the bustling city of London carries its architectural history within its walls. At end of World War Two, London was in ruins and a group of young idealists fused science and art to build an egalitarian city with a better future.

Utopia London captures these monuments through Cordell's encounters with the people who designed it, reuniting the builders with their buildings.

Vigilante Vigilante

Film Information
Director: Max Good
Genre: Graffiti & Street Culture
Runtime: 86 mins
Language: English
Note: Asian Premiere
Word on The Street
"Even Hollywood can’t cook up this kind of irony."
San Francisco Chronicle
Synopsis
A new breed of crime-fighters now stalk the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilante. These dedicated blight-warriors stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art, stickers, tags, and posters. Yet several of these vigilantes have become the very menace they set out to eliminate.

In their relentless attempt to stamp out graffiti, they have turned to illegally and destructively painting other people’s property. Vigilante Vigilante is the story of two filmmakers who set out to expose these mysterious characters and discover a battle of expression that stretches from the streets to academia.

Yohji Yamamoto: This is My Dream

Film Information
Director: Theo Stanley
Genre: Fashion Design
Runtime: 29 mins
Languages: English and Japanese
Note: Singapore Premiere
Word on The Street
".. filled with musings - "I am a simple dress maker. I am not a fashion designer."
Interview Mag
Synopsis
Notoriously private Japanese fashion design icon, Yohji Yamamoto, lets his guard down in an exclusive, intimate short documentary film about life and the creative process.

From Tokyo to New York for his collaboration with adidas, Y3, the film follows him through the entire creative cycle of this revolutionary collection, beginning with the finalization and styling to the arrival.

Speaking about his artistic motivations, his love of music, and his aesthetic vision, Yamamoto opens an intimate eye in this documentary.