AFFR History - AFFR
9–13 Oct 2024
film • stad • architectuur

Press

We are happy to welcome journalists to AFFR, and offer various services to facilitate press both before and during our festival. On this page you can find important press information and our latest press releases.

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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

Learn more about the people behind the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

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Contact

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Job alert: AFFR is looking
for a Ticketing Assistant

AFFR is hiring! For our marketing and communications team, we are currently looking for a Ticketing Assistant. Are you a student or (entry-level) freelancer with organisational talent and an eye for detail, who would like to strengthen our team in…
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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 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.

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 & citydocs
    • 2011: Think Big, Act Small
    • 2013: Time Machine
    • 2015: Global home
    • 2017: City for Sale
    • 2018: Building Happiness
    • 2019: Lost in Transition
    • 2020: Guilty Architecture
    • 2021: More than Houses
    • 2022: Freeze Frame
    • 2023: Contested Space
film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024