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 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

Press information

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to festival

Didi Contractor – Marrying the Earth to the Building

Showing

  • Sun 8 Oct - 16:30

Tickets

She may be 84 years old, but she’s still working tirelessly on architecture that is sustainable. For the past two decades, Didi Contractor has been passionately implementing her architectural visions, combining rural traditions with modern requirements, in the Kangra Valley in the north-west of India, at the foothills of the Himalayas. This inspiring documentary introduces us to her creations — houses built from clay, bamboo, slate and river stone, constructed in tribute to their natural surroundings.

Showing

  • Sun 8 Oct 16:30 - LV Zaal 6

Tickets

film • city • architecture 10 - 14 Oct. 2018