MINUTES is a short film series establishing a dialogue between independent filmmakers and an architecture firm. Over 4 years of enriching exchange, 12 short films were made, each one of them set in a different building by KAAN Architecten. During the event at Pakhuis de Zwijger, a curated selection of 3 films from the MINUTES series were screened. The selected movies reflect on the ‘meaning of being’, metaphorically touching the topics of birth, death, and immortality. It emerges through the forces of creation (Crafted by Benitha Vlok), the acceptance of mortality (Static by Spirit of Space) or possible immortality (Notes on an Immortal Being by Jaime Levinas). ‘Building Stories’ explores this conceptual fil-rouge crossing over the 3 movies while discussing the potential of intertwining cinema, architecture, and other creative practices.