While a film festival dedicated to design might sound rather niche, A Design Film Festival (DFF) is anything but. After a successful run in 2014, DFF is returning to Singapore this year with an impressive lineup of ten films in tow. Blurring the boundaries between disciplines, its 2015 edition celebrates the value of design in areas that you might not expect: think trains and the 808 drum.
This year's theme is 'Depth of Width', an abstract phrase that says volumes. In the words of Festival Director Felix Ng, the theme offers "an insight into how the future of design is being rewired through the cross-pollination of creative disciplines."
Highlights include Dior and I, known as the "fashion documentary of the decade". Providing an inside look at Raf Simons' first Dior haute couture collection as the brand's artistic director, it's a must-watch for fashion insiders. Station to Station sees artist Doug Aitken transforming a train into a kinetic light sculpture, with the film following the train's journey from New York City to San Francisco.
A Design Film Festival runs at the Capitol Theatre from 5 to 6 September, and at the Shaw Theatres Lido from 11 to 13 September. More details here.