2020 - AFFR

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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Call for Entries AFFR 2021

Are you a filmmaker, film producer or film distributor? And have you completed a feature film, documentary, animation film or short about a topical issue related to the city, architecture, landscape or built environment somewhere in the world? If so,…
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Festival 2020

Guilty Architecture

The devastating ecological consequences of global urbanization call on the moral understanding of developers and architects. Can we still build at all without irrevocably damaging the planet? What is the role of architects in a society where the gap between rich and poor is widening by the day and the city is gradually turning into a site of investment speculation? How should we deal with populist leaders who propagate traditional values and classical styles of architecture as expressions of national identity and confidence?AFFR poses the question: how innocent is architecture now?

“Good selection of films and a great location.”

Photo's 2020

program guide


“AFFR is a very special festival about architecture, the city and film. What else do you want? The films are diverse, so there’s something for everyone. Already looking forward to next year! “

film • city • architecture 6 - 10 Oct. 2021
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