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The twelfth AFFR takes place from 7 to 11 October 2020. After the opening film at Theater Rotterdam, 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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Guilty Architecture

Since the announcement of AFFR 2020 in early March, the world has been hit by turbulent times like never before. But the relaxation of measures makes us hopeful of staging a coronavirus-free AFFR in October 2020. It will be a more compact version of the successful festival as we know it. We are working on new ways of presenting AFFR's...

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Club Fountainhead

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.

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COVID-19

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, we currently assume that the twelfth edition of AFFR can take place from 7 to 11 October 2020 as intended. We will make a final decision on this in July. Please submit your film about city and architecture before 13 May. In case AFFR 2020 is postponed, we will gladly include your production in the selection procedures for next year.

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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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Festival 2020

7 – 11 October 2020: Twelfth edition AFFR

Since the announcement of AFFR 2020 in early March, the world has been hit by turbulent times like never before. But the relaxation of measures makes us hopeful of staging…

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News

Hans Christian Post main guest at AFFR 2020 Guilty Architecture debate

The Danish writer and film maker Hans Christian Post has confirmed his participation in the thematic debate of AFFR 2020 on Thursday 8 October. Carola Hein, professor at TU Delft…

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Masterclass

FILM & ARCHITECTURE STUDIO 2020

After a successful first edition in 2019, the Independent School for the City and the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) have joined forces again to organize another four-day course on…

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membership

Membership Club Fountainhead

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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Festival 2019

Look back on AFFR 2019

AFFR attracted a record number of visitors in 2019. Look back with us on five intense days of film, city and architecture in LantarenVenster and Theater Rotterdam. Photos: Sander van…

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Membership Club Fountainhead

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 2020 program (with the exception of opening)
  • Free access to AFFR Live *
  • With your Club Fountainhead membership you support AFFR, the largest film festival about city and architecture in the world.
AFFR 2020 The twelfth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam continues as usual! AFFR is the first festival 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 7 - 11 Oct. 2020
7 to 11 Oct.2020
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