City for Sale

The next Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam takes place at LanterenVenster cinema from 4 to 8 October 2017. This year's festival focuses on the city as a commodity. Under the motto ‘City for Sale’, AFFR will explore the effects of international flows of capital on the composition of the city and its population: buildings as investment models, architecture as a tourist attraction and the city as a revenue model.

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The ninth AFFR takes place from 4 to 8 October 2017. After the opening film at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, the festival moves to LanterenVenster cinema. This year the AFFR will again welcome dozens of international filmmakers and an expected 7500 fans of films, city and architecture from all over the world. 

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Film – City – Architecture

AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates.

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AFFR History

The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) was established in 2000, and the foundation organized its festival the same year as the first architecture film festival in the world. Festivals also took place again in 2001 and 2003. In 2007 AFFR made a fresh start after a few years of silence. In 2009 the event expanded significantly in terms of visitor numbers and programming.

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AFFR Opening Night:
Cholet, the work of Freddy Mamani (music by Moby)

AFFR opens with world premiere of the cheerfully colourful architecture film about unconventional architect Freddy Mamani from Bolivia.
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Welcome to AFFR 2017!

We are proud to present to you the ninth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam. Once again our editors — assisted by a team of critical viewers — have scouted and selected a range of films about the…

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Nieuws

AFFR Opening Night:
Cholet, the work of Freddy Mamani (music by Moby)

AFFR opens with world premiere of the cheerfully colourful architecture film about unconventional architect Freddy Mamani from Bolivia.

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Nieuws

‘Filming is the perfect excuse to get into places and meet people’

Director Isaac Niemand about his film Cholet, the work of Freddy Mamani

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Film – City – Architecture

AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates.

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Nieuws

Online cinema PLAYTIME

From now on, you can watch films from the rich AFFR collection in PLAYTIME.

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Playtime Video

Ekümenopolis

Istanbul wants to play in the big leagues. 2010 it was the European City of Culture. It has its heart set on winning the 2020 Olympic bid. And the government…

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Playtime Video

Reaching for the sky

Dutch architects Mark Hemel and his wife Barbara Kuit won the architecture competition to design the highest television tower in the world in Guangzhou, China. It’s their first assignment after…

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Playtime Video

Visual Acoustics

Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away in 2009,…

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film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2017
4 to 8 Oct.2017