2022 - AFFR
9–13 Oct 2024
film • stad • architectuur


We are happy to welcome journalists to AFFR, and offer various services to facilitate press both before and during our festival. On this page you can find important press information and our latest press releases.

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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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Learn more about the people behind the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

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Now on show: films by AFFR founder Jord den Hollander

Over the coming weeks, films by Jord den Hollander – architect, filmmaker and founder of AFFR – will be screened at various venues. Don't miss them!
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Festival 2022

Freeze Frame

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.

“The opening night at Theater Zuidplein is a great place to socialise and network.”

AFFR 2022 in pictures

AFFR Today

Each day, Sophie Stravens and the AFFR team highlighted films, debates and specials for you – watch them again here!

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program guide


Top 5

The best films of AFFR 2022

GES-2 - Nastia Korkia, 2021

GES-2 follows the transformation of a former power station opposite the Kremlin into a museum of contemporary art, but has since become much more than that: since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the film proves to be of astounding providence.

PLEISTOCENE PARK - Luke Griswold Tergis, 2022

On the Siberian steppes, a mad project is underway. Russian geophysicist Sergey Zimov and his son Nikita want to restore the ecosystems of the Ice Age through radical rewilding.

CANE FIRE - Anthony Banua-Simon, 2020

A film that shows how plantation owners and the government used cinema as a medium to sell Hawaii as a tourist paradise – but how the locals were pushed into the background.

Screened in combination with the short ‘Listen to the Beat of our Images’, Audrey & Maxime Jean-Baptiste, 2021


FOOD FOR THOUGHT - Kadir van Lohuizen, 2022

The Netherlands is the world’s second biggest food exporter. What does it look like? And what are the consequences?
 In his latest film, Kadir van Lohuizen carries out a visual study of the role of the Netherlands in the global food system.

THE PROOF OF THE PUDDING - Patrick Minks & Jaap Veldhoen, 2022

Herman Hertzberger’s Centraal Beheer building in Apeldoorn is on the verge of being transformed. Hertzberger is adamant that his democratic design can be easily adapted, but convincing the developers proves to be the biggest hurdle.

“Very nice that the crowd is so international, and compliments for the food trucks!”

film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024