Watch online:Rotterdam Speciaal, de Veranderende Stad - 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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Rotterdam Speciaal, de Veranderende Stad

On Thursday 7 October 2021, AFFR and AIR organized a cinematic debate about the housing crisis. Based on a number of short films, Bart Cosijn discussed pressing issues in Rotterdam's housing policy with Rotterdam guests. Watch the debate IN DUTCH LANGUAGE here.

On Thursday 7 October 2021, AFFR and AIR organized a Rotterdam Special on the topical issue of housing policy in Rotterdam. Drawing on the short films Exodus (Guido Jeurissen, 2020) and This is my land… (Salvador Miranda, 2019), and a fragment from Outskirts (Xavi Esteban en Odei A. Etxearte, 2020), Bart Cosijn moderates a discussion on the current situation in Rotterdam, the changing neighbourhoods, and the fairness of policy. With a special performance by theater maker and singer Joris Lutz.

Dean Bowen, on whose poem the film Exodus is based, and Sanne Poot, journalist for Vers Beton, among others, will tell us something about the current state of the housing market in Rotterdam and what the consequences are for the residents of the city. In addition, Mark van de Velde, director of Housing Association Cooperation in Vlaardingen, and Herman Meijer, former alderman for Housing for GroenLinks, talk about the power and power of housing associations and politics within the current system. Finally, Tonny van Sommeren, resident of the Singel blocks in Rotterdam-West, and Mike Emmerik of the Independent School for the City will talk about their experiences with housing policy and possible alternatives.

film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2023