Lost in Transition

Enormous population growth, climate change, mass migration and increasing social inequality; the world is currently in a state of great flux. Insecurity is becoming paramount to our concerns now that new global forces arise, the power of populist movements is growing and pressure mounts on the European project. With the theme ‘Lost in Transition’ AFFR 2019 explores the need for...

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Ticket sales

At AFFR you can buy individual tickets for all films of the festival every day. With a Festival pass you can watch all films at the festival, including the opening night in Theater Rotterdam. If you want to spend a whole day without having to choose, buy an Architectenweb Best or AFFR-pass with a selection of the five best films...

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Film & Architecture Studio

Rotterdam, 5-8 October 2019: course on filmmaking in relation to city and architecture by Jord den Hollander with lectures by Lotte Schreiber and Gys Zevenbergen.

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Information

The eleventh AFFR takes place from 9 to 13 October 2019. 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 – 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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FILM & ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

Rotterdam, 5-8 October 2019: course on filmmaking in relation to city and architecture by Jord den Hollander with lectures by Lotte Schreiber and Gys Zevenbergen.
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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.

AFFR History

After years moving from venue to venue in Rotterdam, AFFR in 2011 eventually found a home at LantarenVenster cinema. Designed by Álvaro Siza and located on Wilhelminapier, LantarenVenster is the perfect setting for a festival about film, cities and architecture.

In 2015, AFFR once again expanded. With the founding of Club Fountainhead for friends and the King Kong Business Club for relations and networking, AFFR has continued to build up and maintain a loyal following. In addition, the festival has broadened in scope, with new programme elements and excursions through Rotterdam.

Besides the film festival, AFFR organizes lectures and screenings all year round.

Each festival is organized around a theme to highlight current issues in architecture and urbanism. Themes of previous festivals were:

2007: Horizon
2009: Pre-Architecture & City Docs
2011: Think Big, Act Small
2013: Time Machine
2015: Global Home
2017: City for Sale

film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2019
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