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A Singapore duo is kicking off a film festival and an art exhibition devoted to industrial designer Dieter Rams, intending to make November the month of design in this city-state.
Felix Ng and Germaine Chong started A Design Film Festival last year, screening movies such as “Herb & Dorothy” and “Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight” in conjunction with the state-run Singapore Design Festival.
“We didn’t think a lot of people would come,” Mr. Ng said. To their surprise, tickets to the 10-day event sold so quickly that it was extended. It later traveled to Bangkok; Taipei; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Berlin.
The encouragement he and Ms. Chong got from filmmakers spurred them to put the festival on again. “Last year, we said we were probably not going to do it again, but we found some very good films,” Mr. Ng said. “This year, we’ll be showing double the number.”
A Design Film Festival, or ADFF, starts today and runs until Nov. 20. It features 15 films, including “PressPausePlay,” a series of interviews with digital pioneers like Larry Lessig and Ze Frank; “Citizen Architect,” which follows the work of Samuel Mockbee; and documentaries about Japanese fashion designers Jun Takahashi and Yohji Yamamoto.