A Design Film Festival
The first in Asia, since 2010
Conceived in 2010 by Anonymous as a film festival dedicated to design, A Design Film Festival (DFF) launched in Singapore and has since travelled to over 10 cities globally including Bangkok, Taipei, Berlin and Portland, with over 100,000 attendees.
The festival is a curated collection of films on design and its subcultures, including architecture, fashion design, product design, urban design, photography, contemporary art, sign-painting, craft and more.
The festival has been featured in international and local publications including Monocle, Wallpaper*, Silverkris, Time Out, It's Nice That, Wall Street Journal, The Business Times, The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao and more.
Tel: +65 6440 7330
About the Festival
On design and its subcultures
DFF was created in 2010 by Anonymous, a small (tiny really) design studio. The studio divides its time by half — 50% on designing for clients and the other 50% on studio projects such as A Design Film Festival, Bracket and the new Foodcine.ma in 2016.
Well, it's about design and its subcultures. Design is a broad subject that continues to evolve and be redefined constantly. The list goes on and on. This year, we've pored over 150 films (up from 120 last year) to select the 10 films presented this year. What makes the cut? Films that are relevant, entertaining and timely.
INDEPENDENTLY FUNDED EVENT
DFF remains an independent event without government funding or financial support from major corporate sponsorships. The support from our creative partners, collaborators and attendees like you make the Festival possible.
The Festival's sustainability is completely dependent on ticket and merchandise sales. All revenue goes into the cost of operating the event including venue and equipment rental, screening fees, film rating fees, shipping fees, print production, manpower and more.
As the first film event in Asia dedicated to design, A Design Film Festival has since travelled to over 10 cities globally, with over 100,000 attendees — Bangkok (2010, 2015), Berlin (2010), Taipei (2010), Kaohsiung (2010), Kuala Lumpur (2012, 2015), Portland (2012), Latvia (2013), Seoul (2013), Mumbai (2015), Shanghai (2015), Beijing (2015), Jakarta (2015), and in 2015, New York.
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Word On The Street
Travel 3Sixty, September 2015
"It celebrates the use of design through the medium of film. This event attracts people interested in architecture, fashion design, urban planning, contemporary art, photography and music, among many others."
Style, September 2015
"Launched in 2010, DFF is the region's first film festival that is centered on design."
FORM, September 2015
"While some film festivals focus tightly on the art of film-making, DFF delivers informative and inspiring content as well."
LIANHE ZAOBAO, 4 SEPTEMBER 2015
NUYOU, SEPTEMBER 2015
"迈入第五年的《A Design Film Festival》电影节，将放送十部探讨不同设计领域的影片。"
TIMEOUT, SEPTEMBER 2015
"A Design Film Festival returns to prove there's more to design than creating pretty things — we highlight three titles."
CITY NOMADS, 3 SEPTEMBER 2015
"5 Things to Do This Week"
TRIPPING, 24 August 2015
FEMALE, 24 August 2015
"Why you can't miss A Design Film Festival Singapore this September.."
PMQ, 20 August 2015
"Back in 2010, Singapore's creative revolution was still in its infancy and another film festival - let alone one with a niche - was a luxury some thought the country couldn't afford."
MARIE FRANCE ASIA, 19 August 2015
"The festival will be the first to be held at the newly reopened Capitol Theatre, kicking off its 5th edition with an impressive lineup of films."
TODAY, 17 August 2015
"Since it started in 2010, A Design Film Festival has quietly become an event for design lovers in Singapore. And now this homegrown festival is spreading overseas, with an edition in Bangkok and New York."
GOAWAY.SG, 13 August 2015
"When a festival has travelled to over 10 cities globally, including Taipei, Berlin, and Portland, you know it brings something special to the table."
SILVERKRIS, 5 AUGUST 2015
"Take an architectural tour of London's Barbican Centre or a behind-the-scenes look at Raf Simon's first haute couture collection for Dior, at this lauded festival."
The Straits Times, 18 JULY 2015
"Explore design through film"
Coconuts Singapore, 16 JULY 2015
"One of the most highly-anticipated film circuits"
Buro 24/7, 15 JULY 2015
"While a film festival dedicated to design might sound rather niche, A Design Film Festival (DFF) is anything but."
SG Asia City, 13 JULY 2015
"Following sell-out screenings at last year's edition, the city's trendiest film festival A Design Film Festival returns with yet another cooler-than-thou lineup (and screenings in Bangkok and New York, no less)."
BANGKOK POST, 7 JULY 2015
"Design Film Festival swans in to Bangkok"
BK ASIA CITY, 29 JUNE 2015
"24 events you don't want to miss in Bangkok this July"
ZOOMZOGZAG, 26 JUNE 2015
"TCDC and Anonymous invites you to a film festival on design."
ELLE SINGAPORE, 20 JANUARY 2015
"One of the best films about fashion."