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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Welcome to the tenth edition of AFFR!

The tenth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam! Who would have thought that in just two decades, a modest film festival would grow to be one of the biggest reference points in the world of film, city and architecture? The AFFR…
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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 10 - 14 Oct. 2018
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