Special Events

Albert Frey: The Architectural Envoy — Part II

January 19th, 2019  |  Published in Blog, Special Events

Design Onscreen’s second film on the life of architect Albert Frey to premiere at Palm Springs Modernism Week 2020.

Frey: Part 1 – The Architectural Envoy Premiere February 18, 2018

November 7th, 2017  |  Published in Archived, Blog, Special Events, Upcoming Releases

Design Onscreen’s new film, Albert Frey:- The Architectural Envoy (Part 1) will premiere at the Camelot Theater during Palm Springs Modernism Week on February 18, 2018. More information will be made available soon.

Albert Frey, the unpretentious Swiss-born mid-20th century architect, aided in the introduction of Corbusian-influenced modernism to the United States and through an innate curiosity of the American landscape, developed an extraordinary design style, blending industrial techniques and a love of nature.

Part 1 (of a 2 part series) explores Albert’s early life and work in Europe to his New York architectural accomplishments in the 1930s.

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC, features Wexler Film

October 20th, 2017  |  Published in Archived, Blog, Special Events

Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald Wexler

With opening remarks made by Bechtler President and CEO John Boyer, Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald Wexler will be featured on October 26, 2017  at The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art as part of the Modernism + Film program.  The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to the celebration and analysis of the strongest aspects of mid- century modernism. This is the second screening hosted by the program in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2017 Architecture and Design Film Festival

April 3rd, 2017  |  Published in Archived, Blog, Special Events

Design Onscreen was honored to be at the 2017 Architecture and Design Film Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Sponsored by The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, the ADFF is the largest film festival in the United States showcasing Architecture and Design.  Over 4 days in April, 20 films were screened.   The Nature of Modernism: E. Stewart Williams, Architect by director Jake Gorst was featured on Sunday.  Design Onscreen’s Kirk Brown and Jill Wiltse, producers of the film, hosted a Q&A following the screening.

Milano Design Film Festival Oct 3-6, 2013 in Milan, Italy

August 16th, 2013  |  Published in Archived, Special Events, Upcoming Releases

October 3-6, 2013 Milano Design Film Festival, Milan, Italy

MILANO DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL will showcase the best in recent films on design through a variety of special screening events – each including discussions with dynamic designers, architects, filmmakers, magazines, architecture/design schools directors and pundits from Italy and around the globe, 3 – 6 October 2013 (4 DAYS), at Apollo spazioCinema, Galleria De Cristoforis 3, Milano.

MiCue Milano Design and U.S nonprofit foundation Design Onscreen, with the patronage of the Comune di Milano, are proud to present this first-ever series of film events in Milano.

MILANO DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL will feature receptions, onstage discussions, audience Q&As and music, as well as the participation of Milano’s design experts and distinguished faculty and students. Each event will be geared to bring together, entertain and challenge the Milano design community. And unlike most film festivals, our goal is to make as many events as possible free and open to the public. All the Design Schools of Milan will be involved.

We are working to bring to the Festival the best and latest movies of Architecture and Design made ​​in the world.

View the press release.


5th Annual Design Onscreen Denver Film Series, September 5-28, 2013; Sie FilmCenter

August 5th, 2013  |  Published in Archived, Special Events, Upcoming Releases

Design Onscreen and the Denver Film Society team up again to present the 5th Annual Architecture + Design Film Series in Denver. The Film Series will showcase about 14 films over 12 days in September. At least 11 of these films are Colorado Premieres and have never been publicly screened in Colorado before this Film Series.

Films tentatively in the line up include:

Fallingwater: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterwork (Colorado Premiere) which features interviews from his apprentices, the son of an industrialist who commissioned a vacation home over a waterfall, and rare home movie footage; (view trailer here)

Fortuny and the Magic Lantern (Colorado Premiere) about the beautiful creations of Spanish designer Mariano Fortuny, which are inspired by the Orient and the Renaissance; and

The Human Scale (Colorado Premiere)–a thought-provoking film about Danish architect and professor who challenges us to design the modern urban city in a way that takes into account human needs and intimacy, rather than repelling it.

We will post the full schedule on the Design Onscreen website, and individual tickets and film passes will be sold through the Denver Film Society (www.DenverFilm.org) in the coming weeks. Films often sell out, so buy your tickets online as soon as they are sold. All films will be screened at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, Denver.

Modern Tide DVD Release

December 14th, 2012  |  Published in Archived, Special Events, Upcoming Releases

Design Onscreen’s latest film, Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island is now available in a special 2-DVD set.  Order your copy today!

Denver 2012 Architecture and Design Film Series – September 6-28

August 31st, 2012  |  Published in Archived, Special Events, Upcoming Releases

Celebrate the best in films on architecture and design at eleven screening events, featuring 13 films, including discussions with dynamic filmmakers, architects and design experts, plus five receptions hosted by Denver’s favorite eateries, retail stores and galleries.

Films will screen on Thursdays at 7pm ($25 DFS members/20 non-members, including receptions), Fridays at 4:30pm ($12/$10), and Saturdays at 2pm ($12/10) during the first three weeks of the series, with final screenings at 7pm on Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 28 ($25/20, including receptions).

Series Passes ($90 members/$110 non-member) are also available.

Each week brings a new focus: Modern Week (Sept. 6-8); Global Reach Week (Sept. 13-15), Icons Revisited Week (Sept. 20-22) and Sustainability Week (Sept. 27-28) with a special closing event in conjunction with the US Passive House Conference.

For tickets and more information, please visit www.denverfilm.org.

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Modern Tide to screen at the Long Island International Film Expo, July 12-19, 2012

May 31st, 2012  |  Published in Archived, Special Events, Upcoming Releases

Director Jake Gorst’s new film Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island has been making the rounds at film festivals nationwide, as well as in New Zealand, since its February premiere in Palm Springs.

Now, Modern Tide has been selected to screen at the 15th annual Long Island International Film Expo, on July 12, 2012 at 12 p.m. The festival runs from July 12-19, 2012, in New York. Come join us if you are in the area.

Design Onscreen at Dwell on Design in LA, June 22-24, 2012

May 30th, 2012  |  Published in Archived, Special Events, Upcoming Releases

Dwell on Design LogoPlease join us and over 20,000 design professionals at this year’s Dwell on Design: Modern Beyond Expectations at the LA Convention Center. Four Design Onscreen films will be shown at Dwell on Design’s special screening room. The 4 films are:

DVDs of the films will be at the Dwell on Design bookstore, operated by Skylight Books. The event is free for design professionals. Non-design professionals are welcome to attend with a registration fee. To receive $5 off your registration fee, please use the code: 20dodem12. [Here’s the link to the registration page: http://dod.dwell.com/registration/]