2011 - AFFR
4–8 Oct 2023
film • stad • architectuur

Festival 2022 – Programme

In a world turned upside down, facing enormous challenges and contending with one new reality after another, AFFR 2022 will focus on the need to press pause. Or, in cinematic terms, to freeze the frame.

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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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Marieke Berkers Interim Director AFFR

Marieke Berkers is to take up the position of interim director of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam. On 1 January 2023, she will succeed Joep Mol, who is taking leave as director after twelve years of involvement with the festival.
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Festival 2011

Think Big, Act Small
On classic glamour architecture and do-it-yourself initiatives.

Architectural history is full of utopias and designs aimed at changing the world. The programme featured films about big architects and their dreams, and about the growth of metropolises, gathered under the label 'Think Big'. As a programmatic counterpart, 'Act Small' focused on small initiatives that try to break down large structures, and solitary individuals who go it alone. Particularly in times of economic stagnation, we must explore paths that are smaller: the architecture of the interval.

Aftermovie 2011

Het Rotterdamse LantarenVenster vormde het gedroomde decor voor AFFR. De allure van het gebouw van Álvaro Siza, maar ook de omringende hoogbouw op de Wilhelminapier, droegen bij aan de sfeer van een architectuurfestival op hoog niveau. Veel toonaangevende architecten en bouwmeesters waren tijdens het festival prominent aanwezig in film, debat of gewoon als het publiek.

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Talkshow with Andres Rubio

Jord den Hollander praat met Andres Rubio over zijn film The Freaky Story of The Funky Skyscraper.

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program guide


Top 5

The best films of AFFR 2011

Mission Statements

In 1991 besloot het Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken om Nederlandse architectuur in het buitenland te promoten. Over de hele wereld werden door Nederlandse architecten nieuwe ambassades ontworpen.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

De brug in Millau, vliegveld Chek Lap Kok of the Gherkin in London, het zijn Norman Foster’s odes aan de technologie.

Lost Town

Door kusterosie is in de loop der tijden een deel van het dorp weggevaagd en het overblijvende deel is ook niet goed beschermd.

Eye Above Prague

Dramatische ontwikkelingen in Praag. Jan Kaplicky (Londonse bureau Future Systems) wint de prijsvraag van de Nationale Bibliotheek met een wulps ontwerp.

Medianeras (Side Walls)

Martin is fobisch en woont in een geïsoleerde wereld van zijn eenkamer appartement en online virtual reality.

“The consequences of a worldwide crisis are also becoming increasingly apparent for architecture and urban development. While in Europe we agonise over the possible consequences of shrinkage, elsewhere in the world the staggering effects of mushrooming cities are manifest.”

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film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2023