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UrbanEye Film Festival 2020 begins today: 5 days of documentaries and discussions about cities and their inhabitants.

– tickets can be bought on www.eventbook.ro –

UrbanEye Film Festival 2020 starts today and proposes five days of documentaries, discussions and debates about cities, communities and their inhabitants. The festival takes place online, but also in architecture offices and workshops in Bucharest, Timișoara and Cluj. The first day brings to our digital screens the film “PUSH” (2019, Fredrik Gertten), which investigates the problem of rising housing price worldwide, but also two short films and a discussion with architects and anthropologists about balconies. The complete program of UrbanEye 2020 films and events can be found on www.UrbanEye.ro.

The films “Balcony Tales” (2013, Cuba) and “Enter Through The Balcony” (Ukraine, 2020), which will be available online starting at 19:00, will be followed by a LIVE debate on the UrbanEye Facebook page, at 20:30, moderated by Tudor Elian. Both internal and external space, the balconies of the apartments have been, over time, the subject of a whole series of transformations or renovations: they were used as relaxation spaces, but also for storage, they were closed off with windows and walls or left open, have been painted, extended or transformed into urban mini-forests and places of observation or meeting with neighbors. How many ways can a balcony be used? Alex Axinte, Bogdan Iancu and Ruxandra Păduraru will find possible answers.

Another discussion, this time about collective housing, will take place on Saturday, November 7 live on the UrbanEye Facebook page, from 17:00, and will be moderated by the architect Radu Ponta. The debate starts from the question of what and how we are willing to share something when we live in a certain city, neighborhood or block. Detached from the more focused/intense theme of co-housing, presented in the film “The Stuff Dreams are Made Off” (Austria, 2019 – available online at 19:00 on Friday) and observing the rarity (if not even the absence) of the projects and debates about co-housing in Romania, the discussion aims to find out in what other ways we share spaces of the contemporary Romanian city. The architect Cristi Borcan, the anthropologist Maria Șalaru and the geographer Bogdan Suditu will participate.

Along with the theme “Together in isolation”, UrbanEye 2020 will organize capsule screenings in several architectural offices in the country with the participation of small groups of spectators, working together. The festival was joined by Dizainăr, dubluVstudio FOUNDATION ARCHAEUS, Ideogram Studio, IDZ architecture, MLVN Architecture, Republic of Architects, RIZI, Stardust Architects, Prototip Studio, TAG Architecture and ZEST Collective – Architecture and Design.

The entire selection of movies can be found on www.UrbanEye.ro. The films will be available for 24 hours, according to the program on the site, and can be accessed from all over the country. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased on www.Eventbook.ro, and watching movies will take place on the same platform.

Partners: Cărturești, Radio Guerrilla, Igloo, Zeppelin Magazine

The UrbanEye Film Festival is a project of ARTA in dialogue association, a cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund and by the Order of Architects of Romania from the stamp of architecture. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way in which the project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

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Starting from the connection between the film and the city, UrbanEye is a platform of ideas that opens the discussion about the places where we live. Being an inexhaustible source of history, the city is, since the beginning of cinema, the subject or framework of directorial questioning. At the same time, cinema contributes significantly to shaping our perception of the environment. That is why UrbanEye is developing in several directions: the UrbanEye Film Festival, organized annually, and the UrbanEye Film Evenings, organized in the country, throughout the year.

Further details:

Ioan Maxim

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