Sneak preview AFFR 2021:26 June Rotterdam Architecture Month - The Diggers, Mathieu Roy, 2021 - AFFR
5–9 Oct 2022
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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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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Fri 7 Oct 16:45 –
Dorte Mandrup at AFFR –
Special with BNA/BNI

Danish architect Dorte Mandrup joins us for an online interview with Catja Edens. The discussion will explore the work of female architects in a profession still dominated by males. It is followed by a screening of Another Kind of Knowledge,…
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Sneak preview AFFR 2021:
26 June Rotterdam Architecture Month – The Diggers, Mathieu Roy, 2021

Sneak preview AFFR 2021:<br>26 June Rotterdam Architecture Month – The Diggers, Mathieu Roy, 2021
Thousands of people venture daily into the eastern mountains of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to dig for minerals such as the rare coltan. Armed with shovels, pickaxes and colanders they process the earth. On his own, filmmaker Mathieu Roy records these seemingly tireless activities. We see how people toil and sweat, but also ask questions about the presence of the filmmaker. He continues to film without judgment. He follows them through self-built tunnels and along the parched landscape. As an almost philosophical reflection on human influence on nature, we see how, piece by piece, the entire landscape is plowed. The Diggers is a poetic film about the exploitation of people and nature, without the desire to force an opinion.


During the RA Month, AIR organizes a night of film in the heart of the festival in collaboration with five Rotterdam film partners. A four-hour program full of architecture, experimental documentaries and short films.


film • city • architecture 5 - 9 Oct. 2022