INTRODUCING ARCHIFLIX

The ArchiFlix Architecture & Design Film Festival celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, AADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate industry professionals who are excited about architecture and design.

The screenings are enthusiastically supported by design professionals and thought leaders who contribute to vibrant discussions. 2017 will see the festival hosted in Sydney and Melbourne, with satellite events in Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.

The AADFF is supported by the Design Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, and sponsored by manufacturers who contribute to the growth of the design industry.

After 3 successful years as a single night event in cities across Australia, and having welcomed more than 3000 guests, ArchiFlix is now growing up to become Australia’s first national Architecture and Design Film Festival.

THE TEAM

Sally Darling
Sally DarlingFounder
Sally has a background in training and business development, with a particular focus on architecture and design. She has worked in the industry for 12 years, assisting in the professional development of staff within the design community and providing services to manufacturers. ESD Solution was founded in 2011, providing ongoing education regarding the use of sustainable products and technologies within projects, while also establishing event series for the industry. In 2013 the first Archiflix film event was established in Victoria, with other states soon following. The success of these individual events, and an ongoing demand to screen architecture and design documentaries, has resulted in the founding of Australia’s first architecture and design film festival, Archiflix.
Ron Brown
Ron BrownFounder
Ron Brown has been a film and television producer, director, writer and editor for nearly 45 years. In that time he has produced nearly 1400 film and videos, including many focused on architecture and building. During the 1990’s, Ron produced ArchiVision, the first architectural tv show, and distributed it via VHS tapes to more than 3000 architectural and design practices around Australia. In 2008 Ron established ArchiTel, a web tv series, that now enjoys 30,000 page views a month and features reviews of practices, projects and new products in the industry. Looking forward to 2017, Ron has created with business partner Sally Darling, of ESD Solution, the ArchiFlix A & D Film Festival to take long form Australian and international design films to the widest possible audience. ArchiFlix will hold live film festival events and eventually stream the best design films around the globe.
Kaylene Tyler
Kaylene TylerDesigner
Kaylene has been integrating her love of design and film for over a decade, between 2007- 2008 she represented RMIT TAFE as a committee member for the world’s largest design festival AGIdeas International Design Week (now Ideas on Design). After graduating from a Diploma in Graphics Arts, she commenced her role as the in-house graphic designer at DIA Award Winning product design studio CobaltNiche (now Cobalt Design). She completed an Honours degree in film production at Swinburne University in 2013 with her graduate short ‘Best Before’ screening and winning awards internationally, and she continues to explore visual storytelling through the roles of graphic design, production design, writing, and film production.
Jordan Darling
Jordan DarlingMarketing
Jordan is a marketing specialist with a particular interest in digital platform marketing and web design. Founding his first digital startup business in early 2009 and graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Marketing later that same year, Jordan has never been one to do things conventionally. Since that time, Jordan has founded 3 startup companies, and uses his experience in digital startups to consult to SMEs. Jordan played a pivotal role in gaining and engaging a following for the ESD run Archiflix film festival since it’s conception and has enjoyed working in the design industry, drawing inspiration from it’s core ethos of pushing the boundary in unconventional ways.