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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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 submisson AFFR 2018

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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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Theme AFFR 2018:
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…

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OF FILMS FOR AFFR 2018

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,…

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ROGER D’ASTOUS

When Roger D’Astous completed his architecture studies in Montréal in 1952, he decided to take an internship at the office of Frank Lloyd Wright in Taliesin. A golden opportunity for…

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The Road

The Road is a merciless story about the construction of a motorway through China. It cuts a swathe through the village of Hunan. A grave is churned up, a temple flattened…

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ROGER D’ASTOUS

When Roger D’Astous completed his architecture studies in Montréal in 1952, he decided to take an internship at the office of Frank Lloyd Wright in Taliesin. A golden opportunity for…

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Nieuws

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OF FILMS FOR AFFR 2018

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,…

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Playtime Video

The Road

The Road is a merciless story about the construction of a motorway through China. It cuts a swathe through the village of Hunan. A grave is churned up, a temple flattened…

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Playtime Video

The Novgorod Spaceship

On the banks of the River Volga, in the Russian city of Novgorod, a bizarre spaceship landed in the late 1960s. This was the Dostoevsky Drama Theatre, a modernist masterpiece…

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Mission Statements – the architecture of Dutch diplomacy

The film Mission Statements tells the story of four of the most outspoken new embassies. Paramaribo (Suriname) by Lafour & Wijk architects, the first in the row and the most…

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film • city • architecture 10 - 14 Oct. 2018
10 to 14 Oct.2018