Vilanova Artigas – the Architect and the Light
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Vilanova Artigas – the Architect and the Light
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The documentary ” Vilanova Artigas : the architect and the light ” dates back to the trajectory of the iconic Latin American architect João Batista Vilanova Artigas

Through family memories, friends, students, archival footage and visits to six of his major works, the Artigas’s life story is told. Directed by Laura Artigas and Peter Gorski.

Won the APCA Prize in 2016 – Joint Cultural Actions “Artigas 100” and the award for best film of the Portuguese language in the 3rd Architectures Film Festival Lisbon, Portugal, 2015. Screened in colleges and architecture exhibitions in Brazil and Latin America and Canal Brasil.


• 3rd Architectures FILM FESTIVAL LISBON, Portugal, 2015 – best film of Portuguese


• 9th CURTA CABO FRIO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2015

• FILM FESTIVAL KINOARTE, Londrina, Brazil 2015

• Lumière 2015 – 6th CinemAvvenire Film Festival – Rome, Italy 2015

• 10th Mirage – Miracema Film Festival, Tocantins, Brazil 2015

• New Zealand Architecture + Design Festival, New Zealand 2016

• Docomomo Brazil 2016

• 39th Guarnicê Film Festival, Sao Luis, Brazil 2016 (poster competition)

• ABC Award – Brazilian Association of Cinematography, nominated for Best Cinematography in Feature Film Documentary 2016

• APCA Prize in 2016 – Joint Cultural Actions “Artigas 100” • Path Festival 2016 – Sao Paulo, Brazil

• Arq.Futuro 2016 São Paulo, Brazil

The film is a co-production with the Cultural Itaú and was shown in cinemas in seven Brazilian cities for 11 weeks, reaching more than 10,000 people. Online distribution is the O2 Play and currently the film is available at the following links:


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Official website of the multicultural project “Artigas 100”: