October 16


The Architecture & Design Film Festival, celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design. With well-attended screenings, legendary panelists, vibrant discussions and events in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, it has grown into the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject. The ADFF also programs for international film festivals as well as cultural institutions and private venues.

The opening night film for the 2019 ADFF Festival was the World Premiere of “The New Bauhaus” by Alysa Nahmias.  


As the Nazis took over Germany, many of the displaced Bauhaus masters found refuge in the United States. In 1937, László Moholy-Nagy came to Chicago to start the New Bauhaus.The school was far from successful initially, but through its various incarnations, Moholy-Nagy and his New Bauhaus forever transformed design, photography and arts education in America and beyond.In Chicago, The New Bauhaus evolved from its origins at the German Bauhaus into an extraordinary flowering of interdisciplinary design pedagogy premised on the notion that “the whole field of contemporary architecture and design must be based upon an indivisible unification of formerly separated and independent fields.”

TEXT: Courtesy of http://www.adfilmfest.com



Jean Orlebeke, Layla Felder & Kyle Bergman- ADFF Festival Director & Founder

Layla Felder & Kyle Bergman- ADFF Festival Director & Founder

Jean Orlebeke & Layla Felder



After Film shot of auditorium at the start of the Q & A with Debbie Milman & Alysa Nahmias