Program AFFR 2018

We are proud to present to you the tenth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam. Once again our editors — assisted by a team of critical viewers — have scouted and selected a range of films about the city and architecture, and gathered them into an exciting programme. It includes portraits of well-known or lesser-known designers, activist essays about pressing problems, hilarious reflections on bygone times, and tranquil scenes of great beauty.  ...

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Opening Night

On Wednesday 10 October, AFFR kicks off its tenth edition with the European premiere of The Experimental City (Chad Freidrichs, 2017), a stunning documentary about The Minnesota Experimental City. A fascinating journey through time in search of the city of the future. Filled with attention-grabbing science fiction from the 1960s, this film seems more relevant than ever. And perfectly in...

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Ticket sales

All information about tickets, Festival Pass and 'Architectenweb Best of AFFR'

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Building Happiness

The theme of AFFR 2018 is ‘Building Happiness’. We live in a period of economic boom. Construction, development and speculation are in full swing again, and resounding growth rates are the norm. The tourist industry is working at full capacity, bringing millions of tourists to cities with attractive architecture. Yet there is growing recognition that we cannot separate our concept...

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Information

The tenth AFFR takes place from 10 to 14 October 2018. 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

Press information

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Look back #5: Sunny Sunday with Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of New York

The tenth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam came to an end with a final sunny Sunday, during which we were treated to Rick Prelinger's fantastic Lost Landscapes of New York. We hope to see you all at our…
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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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that was a great meeting with @inspiringcities. Great things coming up: #AFFR #10x10x10, #soulvisit to east LND & more

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Talkshows

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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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 9 - 13 Oct. 2019
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