Informatie - AFFR 2020
5–9 Oct 2022
film • stad • architectuur


Postal and visiting address, contact details

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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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The people behind the festival

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  • Filmmakers The information-page for filmmakers & professionals. Read more
  • Call for Entries Are you a filmmaker, film producer or film distributor? And have you completed a feature film, documentary, animation film or short? Read more

AFFR & Goethe Institute at Rotterdam Architecture Month

During Rotterdam Architecture Month, AFFR and the Goethe Institut are presenting the work of two celebrated German architecture filmmakers, Heinz Emigholz and Harun Farocki, in the auditorium of Het Nieuwe Instituut. After the film screenings, you are invited to have…
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Location and accessibility

The twelfth edition of AFFR will take place from 7 to 11 October 2020. The festival will be located on three high-profile locations in Rotterdam. AFFR provides a Covid-19 safe festival. All security measures are taken by LantarenVenster and the other locations to ensure a safe and enjoyable festival. The capacity of the rooms will be reduced to 35% of the normal occupancy. Follow the rules and regulations in the lobby and restaurant. Also this year international filmmakers will show up via the new AFFR Live online concept.

Location and accessibility

AFFR Main Festival Location (6 t/m 10 October 2021)
Otto Reuchlinweg 996 (Wilhelminapier)
3072 MD Rotterdam

AFFR Opening Night (6 oktober 2021)
Theater Zuidplein
Gooilandsingel 95, 3083 DP, Rotterdam

Drive-In  (7, 8, 9 October 2021)
RDM Rotterdam
Drive In parking C
Scheepsbouwweg 12, 3089 JW Rotterdam

By entering one of the festival locations you agree that you can be recorded on image and / or sound carriers and that these images can be made public. You cannot derive any rights from this.

Access LantarenVenster

Public transport
Metro: Line D & E to metro station Wilhelminaplein.
Tram: Lines 12, 20, 23 and 25: Wilhelminaplein stop.
From Wilhelminaplein it is a 5-minute walk to LantarenVenster

Ferry: ferries to Hotel New York on Wilhelminapier depart regularly from Leuvenhaven (€3.60 p.p.) and Veerhaven (€2.90 p.p.) every day. Waiting time is maximum 15 minutes. Departures on Thursday until 21.00 hrs, Friday to Sunday until 00.00 hrs

Paid public street parking
Monday-Saturday 09:00- 23:00 hrs
Sunday 12:00- 23:00 hrs.
€ 0,50 every 10 minutes.
Payable with 06-parking, credit card or pin.

Paid parking Wilhelminapier:
As long as the LantarenVenster box office is open and as long as stocks last, exit tickets for 3.5 hours (€ 11) or 24 hours (€ 25.60) are available for the Q-Park De Rotterdam and Q-Park Boston –Seattle car parks.

Q-PARK De Rotterdam
Exit tickets at € 11.50 for Q-Park De Rotterdam are available at the LantarenVenster ticket office.

The parking garage is approximately 3 minutes walking distance. These exit tickets are subject to the following conditions, see the description below:

Exit tickets for parking garage Boston / Seattle
LantarenVenster also sells exit tickets of € 11.50 for Q-Park Boston – Seattle at the box office. The parking garage is approximately 3 minutes walking distance. These exit tickets are subject to the following conditions, see the description below:

With these parking tickets, both De Rotterdam and Boston & Seattle, you can enter from 4:00 PM (Mon – Fri) or 12:00 PM (Sat and Sun).

  • If you park for less than two and a half hours, it is cheaper not to buy an exit ticket
  • Exit tickets are valid from Monday to Friday if you drive in after 4:00 PM
  • Exit tickets are valid on Saturdays and Sundays if you enter after 12:00
  • If you enter before 4:00 PM (Mon-Fri) or 12:00 PM (Sat-Sun), it is not possible to pay at the machine
  • Do not leave valuables in your car

Park + Ride, an affordable alternative
You can park cheaply at a P + R place and continue your journey by public transport. Check which P + R place is on your route.

Bicycle parking
There is no guarded bicycle shed on the Wilhelminapier. However, there are enough stands on the pier – and in front of LantarenVenster – to attach your bicycle to.

Water taxi
The stops on the Wilhelminapier are:

  • Hotel New York Wilhelminapier
  • Luxor Wilhelminaplein

Check the overview of all boarding places.

LantarenVenster has a high-speed and free WiFi network.

Access for people with disabilities

The entire LantarenVenster building is accessible for people in wheelchairs or with other disabilities.

All cinemas are accessible for visitors in wheelchairs or with other disabilities. The entrance for room 1 and room 2 is on the ground floor, the lift to reach rooms 3, 4, 5 and 6 is in the hallway behind the disabled toilet. Three places are always reserved for wheelchairs in the cinemas, these places are located in the front row of the auditorium. To make your visit as pleasant as possible, it is best to send an email to stating the date, time and the film or performance you want to visit.

Wheelchair availability
You can reserve a wheelchair at the LantarenVenster box office in advance of your visit. Mail to stating the date and time of the visit.

The entrance to LantarenVenster is located approximately 500 meters from the Wilhelminaplein metro station.

Parking for people with disabilities
There are a few parking spaces available on the Wilhelminapier for holders of a European disabled parking card:

  • eight general disability parking spaces on Otto Reuchlinweg, near Prinsendam (rear of Nieuwe Luxor)
  • a general disability parking place on Otto Reuchlinweg, near Westerdam
  • two general disability parking places on the Wilhelminakade near Hotel New York / Wold Port Center
film • city • architecture 5 - 9 Oct. 2022
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