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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Organisation

The people behind the festival

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Press

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Register now for Designing Community! #2

Learn about desiging a just and inclusive city. As part of the Rotterdam Architecture Month AIR and AFFR will examine new ways in which community involvement informs urban design, architecture and planning.
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Film submisson 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, landscape or built environment somewhere in the world? If so, we kindly invite you to submit your film. Please include with your submission a secure online screener, trailer, synopsis and high-resolution stills. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 16 May 2018. Selection takes place in early July 2018.

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AFFR 2018
The tenth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam takes place at LantarenVenster cinema from 10 to 14 October 2018. The AFFR editors — headed by curator Jord den Hollander — are working to select 75 high-profile international films about recent developments in the city and architecture. In addition to screening feature films and documentaries, the festival includes talk shows, debates and lectures related to topical issues.

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. Yet there is growing recognition that we cannot separate our concept of progress from its destructive side effects: climate change, social inequality, cultural conflicts and terrorism. Is the prospect of engineered happiness and a liveable city reserved for a small proportion of the world’s population, or are there opportunities for all? In its tenth edition, the theme of which is ‘Building Happiness’, the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam explores how we can view the side effects of the pursuit of happiness as a challenge to create a better and more sustainable world.

Filmmakers and film producers can submit films, documentaries and shorts in the field of city and architecture in general, or with a focus on the theme of Building Happiness in particular. For questions or more information: info@affr.nl

film • city • architecture 10 - 14 Oct. 2018
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