Call for Entries AFFR 2021 closed - AFFR
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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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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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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Call for Entries AFFR 2021 closed

The call for entries 2021 is closed. Out of more than threehundred highly promising submissions we selected the most interesting and relevant films for our programme of AFFR 2021. If you have a film ready, you can submit your film for AFFR 2022.

Call for Entries AFFR 2021 closed

AFFR 2021
The thirteenth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam takes place at LantarenVenster cinema from 6 to 10 October 2021. The AFFR editors — headed by curator Jord den Hollander — selected around 85 high-profile international films about recent developments in the city and architecture. In addition to screening feature films and documentaries, the festival includes talk shows, debates and lectures related to topical issues. Submissions for AFFR 2021 are closed. You can submit for AFFR 2022.

Submit your film at AFFR 2022.

More than Houses
AFFR 2021 focuses on the huge challenge to build homes all over the world, with as theme: More Than Houses. The United Nations has calculated that over two billion homes need to be built this century to accommodate the rising population of the planet. In the Netherlands alone, the target for the next decade is to build one million new homes. That’s 100,000 units a year.

Filmmakers and film producers are invited to submit films, documentaries and shorts in the field of city and architecture for the upcoming edition. Submissions for AFFR 2021 are closed. For questions or more information:

film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2023