Women in Architecture Vancouver is pleased to be supporting the inaugural Vancouver Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF Vancouver). In partnership with ADFF Vancouver, WIA will be hosting the opening night film City Dreamers. The film will screen multiple times during the festival. On the evening of Thursday, November 7th, City Dreamers will be shown at 7 pm (Vancity Theatre) and 7:15 pm (Scotiabank Dance Centre), followed by a Q&A session with the director. On Saturday, November 9th, it will screen at the Vancity Theatre at 2:30 pm, followed by a moderated panel discussion presented by WIA Vancouver. Our panelists will be Eva Matzusaki, Goya Ngan and Amelia Sullivan. We look forward to seeing you there!

About the film:

Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Denise Scott Brown – four trailblazers who became accustomed to being the only woman in the room. Each has an extensive list of accomplishments in architecture, planning and landscape architecture dating back 60+ years and has taught, mentored and inspired generations of professionals. How have they envisioned our cities?

Through original interviews, archival material and stunning cinematography, documentary filmmaker Joseph Hillel uncovers how each of these strong, independent thinkers has shaped the cities we live and work in. As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the insights of these forward-looking women who have built social and environmental values into their work seem more relevant now than ever.

Learn more about City Dreamers here.


Get your tickets here.



WIA is needing volunteers for all screenings of the film City Dreamers. If you’re interested in representing Women in Architecture Vancouver and being a part of this exciting inaugural event, please contact Emily Rankin at [email protected] with the words “City Dreamers ADFF Volunteer” in the subject line.

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