Lost in Transition

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The eleventh AFFR takes place from 9 to 13 October 2019. After the opening film, 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

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Watch film during the Rotterdam Architecture Month

AFFR organizes two atmospheric film nights during the Rotterdam Architecture Month. These evenings are all about current themes in architecture and the city. On May 25, AFFR shows the film Human Shelter by Boris Bertram. It is one of the…
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Theme AFFR 2019:
Lost in Transition

Enormous population growth, climate change, mass migration and increasing social inequality; the world is currently in a state of great flux. Insecurity is becoming paramount to our concerns now that…

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Membership Club Fountainhead

Club Fountainhead is the club for friends of AFFR. Members enjoy free access to the online cinema PLAYTIME and receive a complimentary ticket to the festive Opening Night 2019. In…

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Loa’s Promise

What if all the old, polluted, exhausted and abandoned mining and factory towns were to discover a new lease on life? The film offers prospects of an unexpected future.

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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ROBIN HOOD

Despised and praised in the same breath, the iconic London housing complex built by Alison and Peter Smithson in the 1960s eventually met its demise. Robin Hood Gardens has become…

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Loa’s Promise

What if all the old, polluted, exhausted and abandoned mining and factory towns were to discover a new lease on life? The film offers prospects of an unexpected future.

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membership

Membership Club Fountainhead

Club Fountainhead is the club for friends of AFFR. Members enjoy free access to the online cinema PLAYTIME and receive a complimentary ticket to the festive Opening Night 2019. In…

Read more
Playtime Video

TRANS-LEITMOTIF

A modern city symphony made out of a collage of existing footage. Quite a surprising guided architectural tour through Toronto.

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Many Words for Modern

In 1950 architect Anthony B. Almeida was one of the first to introduce modern architecture in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). At that time architectural modernism was the preferred expression of…

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Inner Dentro

Intimate portrait of a student shelter in Mexico through its architecture, where the residents coexist and adapt to the space. A warm film dealing with the everlasting question: what makes…

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Harry Seidler: Modernist

Austrian-born architect Harry Seidler designed buildings all over the world and brought Bauhaus to Australia. This engaging retrospective tells his life story: a life that started in a Jewish family,…

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Playtime Video

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ROBIN HOOD

Despised and praised in the same breath, the iconic London housing complex built by Alison and Peter Smithson in the 1960s eventually met its demise. Robin Hood Gardens has become…

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film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2019
9 to 13 Oct.2019
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