In its tenth edition, the theme of which is ‘Building Happiness’, the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam explores how we can view the side effects of the pursuit of happiness as a challenge to create a better and more sustainable world. What progress have we made with the circular economy and the construction of a climate-neutral city? What scenarios can we devise for a fair and just society? And what role can filmmakers, designers, planners, academics and politicians play in this regard?
Annual film festival
In response to growing (international) interest, AFFR will take place annually from now on. AFFR will celebrate this change with a programme packed with sensational new films, documentaries and shorts that address the latest developments in the built environment and urban society. The festival takes place at LantarenVenster in Rotterdam from 10 to 14 October 2018.
This year the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam celebrates its tenth anniversary. That’s why the programme includes an extensive look back at the most memorable films from the festival’s history, in a retrospective series compiled by visitors to AFFR.
Filmmakers and film producers can submit films, documentaries and shorts in the field of city and architecture in general, and/or with a focus on the theme of Building Happiness in particular, via
What is the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam?
The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam explores the relation between film, city and architecture. In nine editions, AFFR has matured into a leading international podium for films about architecture, urban development and the built environment. AFFR brings together not only a broad public from Rotterdam but also city lovers, students, researchers, designers and filmmakers from all over the world, all of whom engage with one another in debate about the past, present and future of the city.