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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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 10 - 14 Oct. 2018
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