A Poetic of Inhabit - 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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A Poetic of Inhabit


  • Sat 12 Oct - 14:30


A Poetic of Inhabit is an inspiring documentary about the poetic philosophy of a remarkable community on the Chilean coast. With self-built structures and an off-beat attitude, architects, artists, poets and other dreamers have created a unique place here. On the beach, students of architecture learn about the remarkable philosophy of the village, which revolves around transience. Impressive images of the buildings and surroundings make their ideas tangible. A film about an alternative society with a unique take on architecture. An antidote to our hectic world. 

With an introduction by Harm Scholtens
Harm Scholtens graduated in 1995 athe faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the TU Delft. Since 1995 he has been independently working as architect and model makerSince 1997 he has been teaching Architecture and the Built Environment at the TU Delft. He is also head of the department spatial design at the Willem de Kooning Academy. In 2018 and 2019 he was nominated for practical teacher of the year at the TU Delft.


  • Sat 12 Oct 14:30 - LV Zaal 4


Club Fountainhead Club Fountainhead
film • city • architecture 7 - 11 Oct. 2020
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