Club Fountainhead - AFFR

Information

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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The people behind the festival

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Press

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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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Club Fountainhead

Club Fountainhead is the club for friends of AFFR. Members receive a complimentary ticket to the festive opening evening on Wednesday 9 October 2019. 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!

Club Fountainhead

>> Join Club Fountainhead for just € 30,- a year

• you receive a complimentary ticket to the exciting opening evening of AFFR 2019;
• you receive a club card and the AFFR 2019 program even before ticket sales start;
• you receive a 30% discount on tickets during AFFR 2019;
• 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. 

film • city • architecture 7 - 11 Oct. 2020
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