Filmmakers - AFFR


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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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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The people behind the festival

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Press information

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A Concrete Cinema (Luz Ruciello, 2017) best rated film AFFR 2019

The film 'A Concrete Cinema' by director Luz Ruciello, was chosen by the audience as the best film of AFFR 2019. The film achieved the highest average score. The film shows the life of Omar, who is a bricklayer by…
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Submissions 2020

The period for entering films for the next AFFR, to be held in October 2019, has drawn to a close. We aim to complete the definitive selection of films by mid-July. If your film is selected, you will receive an email with more information, and we will ask you to send us a master copy. More detailed information about technical requirements is contained in this document. AFFR Master Specifications.

For an overview of your submitted films, log on to You will find the overview under the heading My submitted films.

If you have any questions about your submission, send an email to

Accreditation to AFFR 2019
Keep an eye on the website for accreditations to AFFR 2019.

Accreditation to AFFR 2020:

You can submit a film for 2020 through filmchief .

film • city • architecture 7 - 11 Oct. 2020
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