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

Machines

Showing

  • Fri 6 Oct - 15:45

Tickets

Dante's inferno. Men stir the contents of a huge cauldron in a dark and filthy factory building in India. Others stand beside big vats of chemicals. Work in a garment factory in India is physically hard, with workdays often lasting twelve hours. God gave us hands so we have to work, someone says in the film. The conditions recall the Europe of the 19th century. Are these still people or are they machines? Ask yourself that next time you buy a pair of jeans.

Showing

  • Fri 6 Oct 15:45 - LV Zaal 6

Tickets

film • city • architecture 10 - 14 Oct. 2018
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