Film - City - Architecture - AFFR

Program

We are proud to present to you the eleventh 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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Timetable

By the end of August we will anounce the timetable

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Opening Night 2019

On Wednesday 9 October, AFFR kicks off its eleventh edition with the European premiere of The Real Thing (Benoit Felici, 2018). From London’s Tower Bridge in China, Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Ivory Coast, Benoit Felici has filmed life-size replica’s of iconic architecture around the world focusing on the role of authenticity and the results of globalization. The screening will...

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Ticket sale

Tickets for AFFR 2019 are now on sale.

At AFFR you can buy individual tickets for all films of the festival every day. With a Festival pass you can watch all films at the festival, including the opening night in Theater Rotterdam. If you want to spend a whole day without having to choose, buy an Architectenweb Best or AFFR-pass with...

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Lost in Transition

Enormous population growth, climate change, mass migration and increasing social inequality; the world is currently in a state of great flux. Insecurity is becoming paramount to our concerns now that new global forces arise, the power of populist movements is growing and pressure mounts on the European project. With the theme ‘Lost in Transition’ AFFR 2019 explores the need for...

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Information

The eleventh AFFR takes place from 9 to 13 October 2019. 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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Ticket sales AFFR 2019 have started

The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam is the world’s biggest international platform for films about the city and architecture. In this eleventh edition, the festival is once again programming a stunning selection of works about current themes related to society and…
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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.

Film – City – Architecture

Architecture films investigate the meaning of the city and architecture. They portray cities, buildings and their designers, show that architecture cannot be understood without its context, and investigate the role of the city in our everyday lives. Moreover, they frequently reveal architects and urbanists to be powerless gods whose works, once built, acquire very different meanings and functions to those envisaged.

AFFR screens documentaries and feature films from at home and abroad that address these subjects. They are complemented by introductions, discussions and debates about the present, past and future of architecture and urbanism.

After eight events, AFFR has grown to become a leading film festival for architects, city lovers, film buffs and students. The festival connects a wide audience with new and existing places in the city, thereby enhancing the status of Rotterdam as a city of architecture.

film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2019
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