Program AFFR 2018

We are proud to present to you the tenth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam. Once again our editors — assisted by a team of critical viewers — have scouted and selected a range of films about the city and architecture, and gathered them into an exciting programme. It includes portraits of well-known or lesser-known designers, activist essays about pressing problems, hilarious reflections on bygone times, and tranquil scenes of great beauty.  ...

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Opening Night

On Wednesday 10 October, AFFR kicks off its tenth edition with the European premiere of The Experimental City (Chad Freidrichs, 2017), a stunning documentary about The Minnesota Experimental City. A fascinating journey through time in search of the city of the future. Filled with attention-grabbing science fiction from the 1960s, this film seems more relevant than ever. And perfectly in...

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Ticket sales

All information about tickets, Festival Pass and 'Architectenweb Best of AFFR'

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Building Happiness

The theme of AFFR 2018 is ‘Building Happiness’. We live in a period of economic boom. Construction, development and speculation are in full swing again, and resounding growth rates are the norm. The tourist industry is working at full capacity, bringing millions of tourists to cities with attractive architecture. Yet there is growing recognition that we cannot separate our concept...

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Information

The tenth AFFR takes place from 10 to 14 October 2018. 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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News

Job offer: AFFR is looking for a text and debate editor

We are looking for a text and debate editor with a keen interest in film, city and architecture to join our team, starting on 1 February 2019.

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Het Schip

As part of his pursuit of happiness for the workers, Michel de Klerk designed the Ship for the Eigen Haard housing association. Social housing in a flamboyant expressionist style to…

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membership

Membership Club Fountainhead

Club Fountainhead is the club for friends of AFFR. Members enjoy free access to the online cinema PLAYTIME and receive a complimentary ticket to the festive Opening Night 2019. In…

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This Cold Life

The Norwegian town of Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen is the northernmost human settlement on the planet. The most common cause of death, after suicide, is an altercation with a polar bear.…

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Het Schip

As part of his pursuit of happiness for the workers, Michel de Klerk designed the Ship for the Eigen Haard housing association. Social housing in a flamboyant expressionist style to…

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The Experimental City

It was supposed to be the ultimate living lab for urbanization: The Experimental City. A megalomaniac plan developed in the 1960s to show that the growing problems of big cities could…

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Playtime Video

This Cold Life

The Norwegian town of Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen is the northernmost human settlement on the planet. The most common cause of death, after suicide, is an altercation with a polar bear.…

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City of Tomorrow

Le Corbusier’s texts contrast sharply with the images of some of his overgrown and dilapidated buildings in Chandigarh. All is revealed...

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film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2019
9 to 13 Oct.2019
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