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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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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to festival

Koudelka, shooting holy land

Showing

  • Sat 7 Oct - 18:30

Tickets

In 1968, Josef Koudelka took iconic photos of the Soviet invasion of Prague. It was the start of life behind the Iron Curtain. Forty years later, he travelled to Israel to photograph the Holy Land. The film offers a glimpse behind the lens of the world-famous Magnum photographer. Laden with cameras, he inspects the wall that separates Israel and Palestine. Guilty landscape. He crawls through barbed wire and is held back at border checkpoints. In the same painstaking way that Koudelka searches for the perfect image, this film shows him at work with insight and affection.

Showing

  • Sat 7 Oct 18:30 - LV Zaal 4

Tickets

film • city • architecture 10 - 14 Oct. 2018
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