Urban life and the built environment are at the centre stage of the UrbanEye Film Festival in Bucharest. For four days, during November 13 and 16, the selection of movies takes a look at innovative ways of living and fascinating buildings around the world, from Bucharest to Shenzhen, Venice or Caracas. Wim Wender’s most awaited Cathedrals of Culture, the Visual acoustics: the modernism of Julius Shulman documentary narrated by Dustin Hoffman or Temporary 8th, a documentary on Budapest’s frozen urban restructuring project, are just a few of the screenings at the first edition of UrbanEye.

Besides screenings, the UrbanEye program includes discussions and special guests at the movie openings, an architecture photography workshop and themed activities for children.

UrbanEye has designed a hands-on workshop for kids called De-a arhitectura where kids can spend time creating, while parents enjoy the movies. Inspired by a cartoon movie, it teaches kids to build a house tailored on the Lego man’s size, using basic architecture notions (plan, furnishing, façade, structure). The workshop is addressed to kids aged 6 to 11 years.

The photography workshop will be coordinated by German architecture photographer Anja Schlamann and will take place during November 15 – 16, from 10:00 to 16:00, at the French Institute. The fee of RON 100 (EUR 22) includes free access to all UrbanEye screenings. More details on the workshop are available on the event page.

UrbanEye screenings take place at the Elvire Popesco movie theatre. Organizers announce that the full program will be available shortly on the festival facebook page.