Architects in the picture at AFFR - AFFR
9–13 Oct 2024
film • stad • architectuur

Film – City – Architecture

AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates.

Read more

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.

Read more

Organisation

Learn more about the people behind the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

Read more

Contact

Postal and visiting address, contact details

Read more

From Scarpa to Rossi and from Noyes to Markelius, all at AFFR

Architects in the picture at AFFR

As every year, AFFR will again show a series of architect portraits in 2023, from CIAM founder Sven Markelius to Eliot Noyes - the man who introduced corporate identity to architecture. Plus big names from Italy - Scarpa, Rossi, Mangiarotti - and the women around Mies van der Rohe. And a unique opportunity: two films about Siza in a building by Siza - don't miss it!

 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR

Big Ears listen with Feet
Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine | 2022 | France & Thailand | 90 min

Boonserm Premthada is deaf and one of Thailand’s most original architects. He travels with the filmmakers to places from his youth – Premthada grew up in the slums of Bangkok – and to his most spectacular works of architecture, including an extensive elephant resort in Thailand.

 - AFFR
 - AFFR

Mr. Funkis
Anders Wahlgren | 2022 | Sweden | 59 min

The Swedish architect Sven Markelius made his modernist ideals tangible with, among others, his design for a community centre for working women. In the opinion of his own wife, however, he could have been more emancipated himself. Wonderful designs by a relatively unknown CIAM architect. With an introduction by Alex van de Beld, founder of Onix.

 - AFFR
 - AFFR

Modernism, Inc.
Jason Andrew Cohn | 2023 | USA | 78 min

Architect Elliot Noyes’ designs for IBM were an example to many companies of the importance of corporate identity to the market value of a firm. The story of Noyes, an immensely talented architect, industrial designer and pioneer. Celebrated and vilified. With an introduction by Deyan Sudjic.

 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR

Aldo Rossi Design
Francesca Molteni, Mattia Colombo | 2022 | Italy | 41 min

Friends reminisce about the unique legacy of the original artist-designer Aldo Rossi, who lent colour to architecture in a highly personal manner. Among them Daniel Liebeskind, a fan from the very start. Preceded by the short film Once Again by Giulia di Maggio, and an introduction by Harm Tilman.

 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR

Alfabeto Mangiarotti
Davide Maffei | 2022 | Italy | 84 min

For Angelo Mangiarotti (1921-2012), design was always ‘a gesture’. For him, scale was of secondary importance. That’s why he made not only buildings but also sculptures and utensils. On the basis of archival images and interviews, Alfabeto Mangiarotti investigates the work of this idiosyncratic designer.

 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR

The Pavilion on the Water
Stefano Croci & Silvia Siberini | 2023 | Italy | 70 Min

Exceptionally beautiful film about the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa and his fascination for traditional Japanese architecture. A remarkable story about the search for the essence of beauty by one of the greatest architects.

 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR

The Promise. Architect BV Doshi
Jan Schmidt-Garre | 2023 | Germany | 90 min

The Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi worked with Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier, but he developed a unique modern Indian design language of his own. In this beautiful portrait of an amiable individual, he visits his most important projects one last time.

 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR

He Flew Ahead
Max Gruber | 2022 | Austria | 73 min

In the 1960s and 1970s, the Austrian architect Karl Schwanzer was an international phenomenon, with projects such as his innovative design for the BMW headquarters in Munich. Schwanzer had a perfect sense of how to design to reflect the times.

 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR

The Mies van der Rohes
Sabine Gisiger | 2023 | Switzerland | 81 min

Mies van der Rohe went through thick and thin at the expense of the women around him – women who helped create his myth. A shocking account of one of the most famous architects of the twentieth century.

 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR
 - AFFR

Siza
Augusto Custodio | 2023 | Portugal, Brazil | 62 min

A revealing portrait of the 90-year-old Pritzker Prize-winner Álvaro Siza, full of personal stories from his sister and architect friends Eduardo Souto Moura and Carlos Castanheira. Preceded by the short film Intuition by Marit Geluk, about Siza and Adri Duivesteijn.

Also view
Programme
film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024