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The twelfth AFFR takes place from 7 to 11 October 2020. After the opening film at Theater Rotterdam, 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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COVID-19

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, we currently assume that the twelfth edition of AFFR can take place from 7 to 11 October 2020 as intended. We will make a final decision on this in July. Please submit your film about city and architecture before 13 May. In case AFFR 2020 is postponed, we will gladly include your production in the selection procedures for next year.

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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

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Festival 2020

Theme AFFR 2020:
Guilty Architecture

With the theme of ‘Guilty Architecture’, the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam turns its attention to the changing role of architecture and urbanism in a rapidly polarizing world. Historical continuity (or…

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Festival 2020

Call for Entries AFFR 2020

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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News

Opening Night 2019
Theater Rotterdam

The Opening Night was a tremendous success. In the big auditorium of Theater Rotterdam almost 800 visitors enjoyed the European premiere of the documentary The Real Thing by Benoit Felici…

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Festival 2019

Watch the Meet the Makers Talkshows

During Meet the Makers various filmmakers at the festival discuss the reality of film making, telling stories and the relation between film, city and architecture. Let's look back at the…

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Festival 2019

Look back on AFFR 2019

AFFR attracted a record number of visitors in 2019. Look back with us on five intense days of film, city and architecture in LantarenVenster and Theater Rotterdam. Photos: Sander van…

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film • city • architecture 7 - 11 Oct. 2020
7 to 11 Oct.2020
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