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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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Call for Entries AFFR 2021

Are you a filmmaker, film producer or film distributor? And have you completed a feature film, documentary, animation film or short about a topical issue related to the city, architecture, landscape or built environment somewhere in the world? If so,…
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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

Call for Entries AFFR 2021

Are you a filmmaker, film producer or film distributor? And have you completed a feature film, documentary, animation film or short about a topical issue related to the city, architecture,…

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Look back on the online Film & Architecture Studio 2020

After a successful first edition, from 10 November 2020 till 5 January 2021 AFFR and the Independent School for the City have joined forces again to organize an online version…

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2020

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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 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.
  • You will receive your club pass and the program overview of AFFR 2020 at home.
  • If you order after 30 September, you can pick up your pass at the guest desk in LantarenVenster.
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 6 - 10 Oct. 2021
6 to 10 Oct.2021
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