2013 Brisbane (April)

In partnership with the State Library of QLD (Asia Pacific Design Library & SLiQ Flicks)

13th April 2013
2pm – 9pm (3 films + shorts + Q&A Panel+ networking drinks)
Auditorium 1 and QLD Terrace

Tickets via eventbrite – http://urbnefilmfestival-eorg.eventbrite.com/ 
*ticket includes all movies + Q&A + food at the event (you can choose to see 1, 2, or all 3 films)



  1. 2pm  – Urban Roots (95min, 2011)
  2. 4pm  – Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line (55min, 2012)
  3. 5:30pm – Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul (100min, 2010)
  4. 7:30pm >  Q&A Panel, food provided by Street Food Australia + drinks (cash bar).


  1. ABCs of Architects
  2. People by Chanakya Patel (architect and architectural filmmaker from Chicago, U.S.A)
  3. Skyhouse by Build Pictures
  4. 21 Swings
  5. Faraways by Audrey Lam (Brisbane)
Q& A Panel Speakers
This conversational and casual format, will explore the themes in all films.
  1. Kat Skull, Bee One Third – Neighbourhood Honey  
  2. Scott Shearer, Brisbane Skateboarding Association 
  3. Malcolm Middleton – QLD Government Architect
  4. Amy Saunders, Vibrant Places

2013 THEME: “The Possibilities of Space” 

City design can be very influenced from other cities (example Brisbane does bike share after Paris was doing it, and cities are doing parkets because San Francisco was doing it)- and so inspiring people about urban design futures is sometimes about showing possibility and exciting imaginations.

The Brisbane City Council City Centre Master Plan vision is also calling for people to see “every space as a stage”, and that sometimes means challenging how we see things.   The 2013 UR{BNE} Films program explores how people are seeing and using cities for different possibilities, opportunities and reasons.  It is an opportunity to discuss the possibilities we seek for Brisbane. 

Part B-  Urbanists and their favourite films 

In our second year, we are also looking to celebrate the movies that architects, designers and urban thinkers from around the world would pick.  (These do not necessarily have to be “design films’, but can be popular movies, influential films to their life, work and career, and/or ones they think every designer should see!!).  See the NOMINATED FILMS here.  

Film suggestions, and sponsorship interests are welcome. Contact – yengen@gmail.com


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