AFFR LIVE - Sunday 17:15: Shekhar Deshpande - 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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GES-2 by Nastia Korkia wins the AFFR Audience Award

After each screening, we asked our visitors for their opinion of the film with the celebrated AFFR tear-off card. A convincing majority chose GES-2, the debut film by the Russian filmmaker Nastia Korkia, as the best film of AFFR 2022.…
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AFFR LIVE – Sunday 17:15: Shekhar Deshpande

Watch a selection of the most relevant films and specials online via our live stream AFFR LIVE. Buy your ticket online à € 4.50 (Club Fountainhead members watch for free) and receive an email with a confirmation of the purchased film or special at AFFR LIVE. Log in at your AFFR account and click at the listed AFFR LIVE screening. Please note AFFR LIVE streams are real time – no replay; so log in on time!

AFFR LIVE – Sunday 17:15: Shekhar Deshpande

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Sunday 17:15
Shekhar Deshpande: Windows and Cinema
The special guest at AFFR 2021 is the celebrated American film expert Shekhar Deshpande. Deshpande is Professor in Media and Communication at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania. He is a co-author, with Meta Mazaj, of the landmark book World Cinema: A Critical Introduction. He is also the author of the forthcoming book, Anthology Film and World Cinema. During AFFR he will be interviewed by Dana Linssen, and draw on numerous film fragments to offer a fascinating look at the role of the window in a world that’s been shuttered for over a year.

Tomorrow 19:00
Dead Pigs
Standing right in the middle of a huge construction site is the solitary house of Candy Wang. Each day the property developers ask her to leave, sometimes offering her money, sometimes threatening her with bulldozers. She always refuses. When an American architect is called in to persuade her, the deadlock appears to be breaking. Dead Pigs is a social satire about a China where commerce threatens to swallow everything.


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film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2023