CACity brings together diverse academic and practical work on the topic of cinema, architecture and the city. We use film analysis and film-making as a way of understanding the urban environment. This is an alternative to the so-called objective representations of the city, such as architectural drawings, maps, and scale models.

The intersection of film and architecture has been an area of interest for scholars and practitioners from architecture, urban design, planning, geography, film studies, media studies, visual arts, history, anthropology, and so on. CAC's theoretical and practical outcomes include books, journal articles, reviews, funding applications, conference presentations, public talks, workshops, and film productions.

CAC also organises public film screenings, such as the 'Walled Cities' series. Titles in that series included films from around the world: Omar, The Legend of Paul and Paula, Akamas, and Walls.