AFFR 2021 6 - 10 okt - LantarenVenster RDM Rotterdam Theater Zuidplein
4–8 Oct 2023
film • stad • architectuur

Festival 2022 – Programme

In a world turned upside down, facing enormous challenges and contending with one new reality after another, AFFR 2022 will focus on the need to press pause. Or, in cinematic terms, to freeze the frame.

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Ticket sales

Prices, passes & box office

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Visitor info

All practical information about visiting the AFFR 2022.

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Club Fountainhead

Support AFFR, get 30% discount on tickets and a free ticket for the Opening Night

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For press information about AFFR

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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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Learn more about the people behind the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

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  • Funds & sponsors AFFR is supported in content and funding by a large group of loyal fans united in Club Fountainhead, by a broad business network - the King Kong business club, and by a large number of funds, sponsors and partners. Read more
  • 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


Postal and visiting address, contact details

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Marieke Berkers Interim Director AFFR

Marieke Berkers is to take up the position of interim director of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam. On 1 January 2023, she will succeed Joep Mol, who is taking leave as director after twelve years of involvement with the festival.
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AFFR 2021
LantarenVenster, Theater Zuidplein & RDM Rotterdam

Five days full of films about city and architecture, presented at three different venues: the LantarenVenster film theatre, with an opening at Theater Zuidplein and a spectacular drive-in cinema at RDM Rotterdam. Be there and don’t forget to bring your corona vaccination pass for a safe and pleasant film festival.

AFFR 2021<br>LantarenVenster, Theater Zuidplein & RDM Rotterdam

Thanks to the recent easing of corona restrictions, we can welcome more guests than we did last year. Back to the real AFFR festival feeling! From our base at LantarenVenster film theatre, we proudly present a full programme with more premieres than ever before: films, documentaries, and shorts about pressing subjects facing the city and architecture. Complemented by introductions from experts, interviews with filmmakers and debates with people involved.


Buy your tickets online via our brand-new ticketing system at Students, CJP and Cineville card holders, and Club Fountainhead members receive a 30% discount at all tickets.

Due to corona measures, you need to present a personal corona vaccination pass and your ID at the entrance to both LantarenVenster and the opening venue Theater Zuidplein. Find more information about measures at LantarenVenster here. For those unable to attend in person, watch with us via AFFR LIVE.

See you at AFFR 2021 number thirteen – our lucky number!

film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2023