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News, February 2019

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On January 25 and 26, the Architecture Film Festival Tucson 2019 was held at the Center for Creative Photography.  The event was made possible by collaborations with

  • Arquitectura Film Festival Santiago Chile,

  • UA College of Fine Arts / School of Theatre, Film & Television,

  • UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences / School of Information,

  • UA Center for Creative Photography,

  • UA College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture,

  • and donors from the larger Tucson community.

The screenings were well attended during the two days of the festival with an audience composed of students, CAPLA faculty, other UA faculty, members of the CCP, and members of the general public.

Nancy Pollock-Ellwand, PhD. Dean UA College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the inauguration.

Nancy Pollock-Ellwand, PhD. Dean UA College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the inauguration.

The event was inaugurated by CAPLA Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand who highlighted that values of the new CAPLA Strategic Plan like interdisciplinarity and collaboration were manifest at the Festival.  Miguel Contreras, Founder of Arquitectura Film Festival Santiago Chile, also spoke at the inauguration, highlighting the importance of placing CAPLA and the city of Tucson in the world-wide context of cities reflecting about architecture through the language of film. Finally, Eduardo Guerrero, Director of the Architecture Film Festival Tucson 2019, acknowledged all the student volunteers, the guests from different UA colleges, and the 25 sponsors of the festival, including

Arquitectura Film Festival, Santiago Chile 2018

UA CAPLA, UA CCP, Friends of CAPLA, Student groups: WIAS, TSD, PUENTE.

Archdaily, ArtsEarth, deZeen, Bustler, Archinect.

Aloft Hotel - Tucson University, Seven Cups Fine Teas, Maynards Market & Kitchen, ZIA Record store, TuGo bike share.

AIA Arizona, AIA Southern Arizona.

Gensler, Concept Design Lab, Studio Rick Joy, Dust, Matias Zegers Arquitectos (Chile).

Etherton Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Exploded View.

San Francisco Urban Film Fest, Urban Eye Film Festival - Romania.

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Students volunteers at the welcoming table.

Students volunteers at the welcoming table.

A large and enthusiastic number of student volunteers helped throughout the festival to guide the audience, providing information and sharing the program of the festival. Likewise, student volunteers from several student groups delivered information from some sponsors near the main entry. During the breaks Seven Cups Fine teas, a local business, offered tea and infusions to the attendees.

Post screening discussion, Friday January 25, 2019.  Bill Mackey, Laura Hollengreen, Miguel Contreras, Rachel Schultz and Joshua Gleich.

Post screening discussion, Friday January 25, 2019.

Bill Mackey, Laura Hollengreen, Miguel Contreras, Rachel Schultz and Joshua Gleich.

Post screening discussion, Saturday January 26, 2019.  Miguel Contreras, Ben Lepley, Jasmin Guzman, Elena Canovas and Dan Hoffman.

Post screening discussion, Saturday January 26, 2019.

Miguel Contreras, Ben Lepley, Jasmin Guzman, Elena Canovas and Dan Hoffman.

Many people approached the organizers to congratulate them on the effort of making an Architecture Film Festival here in Tucson.

Here some comments collected during the days of events:

  • "I am happy to be part of this outstanding film festival." (François Robert, CCP member)

  • “Really awesome! Thank you CAPLA for putting this on!" (Lizzy Guevara)

  • “Amazing film festival. A great opportunity to learn about architecture through other people's eyes. Looking forward to seeing this becoming a bi-annual event. (Gustavo Rahmer)”

  • “Just love this great opportunity that allows us, as students, to watch these amazing films. Thank you so much! Love.”

  • “I really enjoyed this opportunity to be exposed to this wide variety of Architectural concepts, it really helps keep the inspiration flowing. Thanks to the organizers! "

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Teresa Rosano, Jasmin Guzman, Rachel Schultz, Miguel Contreras and Laura Hollengreen at the kick-off event,  January 24, 2019.

Teresa Rosano, Jasmin Guzman, Rachel Schultz, Miguel Contreras and Laura Hollengreen at the kick-off event,

January 24, 2019.

Eduardo Guerrero, Senior Lecturer in Architecture & Urban Design and Director of the Architecture Film Festival Tucson 2019, wants to make public a special thank you note to Laura Hollengreen and Patti Van Leer who helped tirelessly during four months and during the end of the year break to put on the festival.

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Photos by Contreras, Owen, Guerrero, Forsberg

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