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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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JOB OFFER: Coordinator volunteers & service desk

The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam foundation is looking for an experienced and passionate Coordinator Volunteers & Service Desk who is responsible for the management of the volunteering team and the coordination of the AFFR Service Desk. Volunteers are an important…
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Festival 2021

JOB OFFER: Coordinator volunteers & service desk

The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam foundation is looking for an experienced and passionate Coordinator Volunteers & Service Desk who is responsible for the management of the volunteering team and the…

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Festival 2021

Theme AFFR 2021:
More than Houses

AFFR2021 focuses on the huge challenge to build homes all over the world, with as theme: More Than Houses. The United Nations has calculated that over two billion homes need…

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News

Film & Architecture Studio 2021

After all enthusiastic reactions on our previous studios supervised by architect, curator and filmmaker Jord den Hollander, we are pleased to announce a new Film and Architecture Studio ahead of…

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membership

Membership Club Fountainhead
30% discount & AFFR LIVE for free

Club Fountainhead is AFFR's club for friends. With your contribution you support AFFR and you get a 30% discount on the complete AFFR programme - except for the opening night.…

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Call for Entries AFFR 2021 closed

The call for entries 2021 is closed. Out of more than threehundred highly promising submissions we are selecting the most interesting and relevant films for our programme of AFFR 2021.…

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Club Fountainhead

Membership Club Fountainhead
30% discount & AFFR LIVE for free

Club Fountainhead is AFFR's club for friends. With your contribution you support AFFR and you get a 30% discount on the complete AFFR programme - except for the opening night. With your membership you also log in to AFFR LIVE* for free.

Club Fountainhead

  • 30% discount on the complete AFFR 2021 programme.
  • Free access to AFFR LIVE *
  • With your Club Fountainhead membership you support AFFR, the largest film festival about city and architecture in the world.
  • You will receive your club pass and the program overview of AFFR 2021 at home.
  • If you order after 30 September, you can pick up your pass at the guest desk in LantarenVenster.
AFFR 2021 The thirteenth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam continues as usual! AFFR will be one of the first festivals in Rotterdam to open its doors again after the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to do this carefully and deliberately. That means a limited room capacity in LantarenVenster. But also screenings at new locations! Given the limited income, it is not possible for AFFR to give away a free entrance ticket of the opening performance this year. AFFR LIVE The festival can also partly be followed online this year. Given the many guests from abroad that AFFR normally welcomes in LantarenVenster and the limited capacity of the rooms, we would still like to offer everyone the opportunity to be (virtually) present at a special selection of films, introductions, interviews and master classes. This exclusive program can be followed live during the festival via our streaming service. Club Fountainhead members watch for free! The Fountainhead The Fountainhead (King Vidor, 1949) is considered by many people to be the ultimate architecture film. Based on the 1943 novel by Ayn Rand, the film features Gary Cooper as Howard Roark, an architect convinced of his own genius. Dominique (Patricia Neal) falls for him and his buildings. The film is often the subject of debate on account of Rand’s crypto-fascist ideas and the phallic symbolism of the imagery. Even so, The Fountainhead is an interesting project because of its starring cast, music, camera work and direction. And because of the universal themes of building and urban development that are still as strong today as they were when the film was made, almost 70 years ago. 

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film • city • architecture 6 - 10 Oct. 2021
6 to 10 Oct.2021
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