COVID-19: AFFR Opening Night cancelled, number of tickets reduced to 30 per room
5–9 Oct 2022
film • stad • architectuur


Films and Specials from A to Z

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Watch a selection of the most relevant films and specials online via our live stream AFFR LIVE.

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Speakers festival 2021

See who are AFFR's special guests

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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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Rotterdam Speciaal, de Veranderende Stad

On Thursday 7 October 2021, AFFR and AIR organized a cinematic debate about the housing crisis. Based on a number of short films, Bart Cosijn discussed pressing issues in Rotterdam's housing policy with Rotterdam guests. Watch the debate IN DUTCH…
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Canceled: AFFR Drive-in Cinema at RDM (7 & 8 Oct), number of tickets reduced to 30 per room.

Due to the strict, recently implemented Covid-measures in Rotterdam Rijnmond we unfortunately had to cancel the AFFR Drive-In Opening Night on 7 Oct. as well as the King Kong Drive-in Cinema on 8 Oct at RDM Rotterdam. The number of seats at LantarenVenster and at Conny Janssen Danst are now limited to 30 persons. Visitors whose ticket are cancelled received a personal mail. If you didn't receive a message at the mail address you used to buy your ticket with, you are most welcome at our Covid-free festival venue. Some extra screenings of the opening film Spaceship Earth are being announced on our website. The premiere of the film Max Risselada has been cancelled and is replaced by an extra screening of Inside Prora and Havana from on High.

AFFR goes live this year with a wide-ranging selection of intriguing films about the city and architecture, accompanied by introductions by experts, talks with filmmakers and discussions with the people behind the films. And AFFR features a series of special events.

We will of course implement the necessary Covid-19 safety protocols. That means that the number of seats is limited, so make sure to book your tickets in time! And if you’re too late, don’t panic: we’ll be live-streaming the best films and exciting events on AFFR LIVE.

Tickets & programme

film • city • architecture 5 - 9 Oct. 2022
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