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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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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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Organisation

The people behind the festival

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Press

Press information

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A Concrete Cinema (Luz Ruciello, 2017) best rated film AFFR 2019

The film 'A Concrete Cinema' by director Luz Ruciello, was chosen by the audience as the best film of AFFR 2019. The film achieved the highest average score. The film shows the life of Omar, who is a bricklayer by…
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A Concrete Cinema (Luz Ruciello, 2017) best rated film AFFR 2019

The film 'A Concrete Cinema' by director Luz Ruciello, was chosen by the audience as the best film of AFFR 2019. The film achieved the highest average score. The film…

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Watch the Meet the Makers Talkshows

During Meet the Makers various filmmakers at the festival discuss the reality of film making, telling stories and the relation between film, city and architecture. Let's look back at the…

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Festival 2019

Look back Sunday

Like every year, on AFFR Sundays many visitors come over to LantarenVenster  to watch the Best of AFFR. Later on the day we enjoyed the live performance Operation Jane Walk,…

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Look back on Saturday

This Saturday AFFR screened some really tasty films like City of Gold. City and food lovers enjoyed this wonderful film by Laura Gabbert with an educational reading on food and…

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Look back on Friday

On Friday AFFR presented many specials with guests like Kadir van Lohuizen, Léopold Lambert and Perry Boomsluiter. In the foyer visitors of LantarenVenster enjoyed the VR experience. Photos: Sander van…

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Look back on Thursday

Yesterday we kicked of the festival programme with the Lost in Transition debate with special guests from Rotterdam and abroad. Saskia van Stein moderated an interesting discussion about gentrification, community…

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Look back on the Opening Night 2019
Theater Rotterdam

The Opening Night was a tremendous success. In the big auditorium of Theater Rotterdam almost 800 visitors enjoyed the European premiere of the documentary The Real Thing by Benoit Felici…

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Club Fountainhead is the club for friends of AFFR. Members receive a complimentary ticket to the festive Opening Night 2020. In addition, they enjoy a 30% discount on the price of tickets to the festival. Join Club Fountainhead and become a true friend of AFFR!

  • receive a complimentary ticket to the Opening Night of AFFR 2020
  • receive a club card and the AFFR 2020 programme flyer;
  • get a 30% discount on tickets during AFFR 2020;
  • with your membership you offer a year’s support to AFFR – the world’s biggest film festival about city and architecture.
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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