Chile is the partnering country for the festival, so the opening movie screened last night was the UK premier of Bruno Salas’ Escape de Gas. The film traces the history of Chile’s 1972 UNCTAD III building, now known as GAM.
Other sections focus on more specific aspects, like the work of legendary filmmaker Julien Temple and African architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, who has been selected to design this year’s Serpentine Pavilion.
A series of workshops, symposiums and parties will take place in conjunction with the event. A prize will also be awarded to the best experimental short film.