Call for Entries AFFR 2021 closed - AFFR
5–9 Oct 2022
film • stad • architectuur


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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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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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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 5 - 9 Oct. 2022
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