Call for Submission

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, we kindly invite you to submit your film. Please include with your submission a secure online screener, trailer, synopsis and high-resolution...

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Lost in Transition

Enormous population growth, climate change, mass migration and increasing social inequality; the world is currently in a state of great flux. Insecurity is becoming paramount to our concerns now that new global forces arise, the power of populist movements is growing and pressure mounts on the European project. With the theme ‘Lost in Transition’ AFFR 2019 explores the need for...

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Information

The tenth AFFR takes place from 9 to 13 October 2019. 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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Watch film during the Rotterdam Architecture Month

AFFR organizes two atmospheric film nights during the Rotterdam Architecture Month. These evenings are all about current themes in architecture and the city. On May 25, AFFR shows the film Human Shelter by Boris Bertram. It is one of the…
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Watch the Meet the Makers talkshow!

Each year we invite filmmakers from around the world to join us at the festival and talk about their makings. Watch this year's two-part broadcast of the Meet the Makers talk show down below.

Watch the Meet the Makers talkshow!

In the first part of the talk show we interview Christopher Ian Smith (New Town Utopia), Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou (The Disappearance of Robin Hood) and Max Colson (The Green and Pleasant Land) on the collective pursuit of happiness as expressed in grand urban visions or isolated communities.

In part two, Minji Ma (Family in the Bubble), July Bellard (6129m²) and Boris Bertram (The Human Shelter) explain why it’s important to provide a voice to intimate spaces and how the spaces we inhabit eventually embody our ideals of happiness.

film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2019
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