Film & Architecture Studio:5 Sept - 6 Oct 2022 - 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

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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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Organisation

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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
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  • 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

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GES-2 by Nastia Korkia wins the AFFR Audience Award

After each screening, we asked our visitors for their opinion of the film with the celebrated AFFR tear-off card. A convincing majority chose GES-2, the debut film by the Russian filmmaker Nastia Korkia, as the best film of AFFR 2022.…
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Film & Architecture Studio:
5 Sept – 6 Oct 2022

Mon 5 Sep 19:00: Public lecture "The History of Film in City and Architecture" by Jord den Hollander - Independent School for the City - Delftsestraat 33, Rotterdam - Free entrance.

Registration for the fourth edition of the renowned Film and Architecture Studio, organised by The Independent School for the City and AFFR and supervised by architect, curator and filmmaker Jord den Hollander, has closed on 1 September.

We’re proud to welcome cinematographer Thomas Kist and filmmaker Hans Christian Post as tutors this year. Thomas Kist has worked as Director of Photography with directors like Theo van Gogh, Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci, and has been involved in numerous documentaries on architecture and the city. Hans Christian Post is a writer and filmmaker. The world premiere of his latest film, about the downside of seemingly successful European cities in a neoliberal landscape, will be the opening of AFFR 2022 on 5 October.

Film & Architecture Studio:<br>5 Sept – 6 Oct 2022

The Film and Architecture Studio has proved itself in the past years as one of the most acclaimed courses on film and architecture in the world. It offers a comprehensive way to use cinematic language as a way to explore the relationship between film, cities and architecture. It is a hands-on studio that focuses on learning and understanding the narrative of filmmaking as a research tool to better understand our urban surroundings. Participants in this course are introduced to the essential elements of filmmaking and learn how to relate these to architecture and the city. The focus of the studio is not so much on the technical aspects of filmmaking and postproduction, but rather on film as a tool to structure your thoughts and to turn your findings into a gripping narrative.

Course structure
The Film and Architecture Studio is spread over a period of a month, allowing participants to conduct research in their immediate surroundings. While two sessions are organized physically in Rotterdam, we always offer the possibility to attend online for those who cannot make it. Through weekly meetings between 5 September and 6 October 2022, we will exchange ideas and discuss your progress with both the tutors involved as well as other participants in the course.

We will start the first session at the Independent School for the City with a general introduction to the course and a public lecture on Film and Architecture by tutor, curator, and film maker Jord den Hollander. During the weeks that follow, we’ll gather online to discuss our progress, followed by a conversation about the various approaches and ways to move forward. These meetings are combined with two presentations and conversations with a director of photography (DOP) and a filmmaker. We will eventually get together in Rotterdam again for the festive screening of the short movies in a real cinema room, and to attend the opening of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam in October.

Tutors
This year, we’re welcoming cinematographer Thomas Kist and filmmaker Hans Christian Post as tutors:

Thomas Kist has worked as Director of Photography with directors like Theo van Gogh, Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci, and has been involved in numerous documentaries on architecture and the city. His work has been presented on festivals and television worldwide.

Hans Christian Post is a writer and filmmaker. Having a PhD in Modern Culture from the university of Copenhagen, his main field of research is cultural and urban memory with Dresden and Berlin as primary cases, he has written extensively on the intertwining of city planning, building preservation, memory, and history politics. Since 2014, he has worked as film maker and producer. In 2020 he completed Where to with history?, which premiered at AFFR. The world premiere of his latest film, about the downside of seemingly successful European cities in a neoliberal landscape, will be the opening of AFFR 2022 on 5 October.

Schedule Film & Architecture Studio
Monday 5 September 2022 (online & offline session)
Evening at the Independent School for the City in Rotterdam
– online attendance possible
19:00 – 19:15 Welcome and introduction by Mike Emmerik
19:15 – 20:30 Public Lecture on Film & Architecture by Jord den Hollander
20:30 – 21:00 Break
21:00 – 21:30 Briefing on assignment + conversation by Jord den Hollander

Thursday 08 September 2022 (online session)
19:00 – 21:00 Pitch of first ideas

Monday 12 September 2022 (online session)
19:00 – 21:00 Presentation and conversation with Hans Christian Post

Thursday 15 September 2022 (online session)
19:00 – 21:00 Presentation of first results & feedback

Monday 19 September 2022 (online session)
19:00 – 21:00 Presentation and conversation with Thomas Kist

Thursday 22 September 2022 (online session)
19:00 – 21:00 Presentation of progress & feedback

Thursday 29 September 2022 (online session)
19:00 – 21:00 Q&A with Jord den Hollander, input on specific questions

Wednesday 5 October 2022 (offline session)
20:00 – 23:00 Opening Night AFFR 2022 at Theater Zuidplein Rotterdam

Thursday 6 October 2022 (online & offline session)
16:00 – 18:00 Presentation of films in cinema room 4 LantarenVenster Rotterdam (incl. livestream)

AFFR and Independent School for the City
The Film & Architecture Studio is organized by the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (www.affr.nl) and the Independent School for the City (www.schoolforthecity.nl). The studio is open to students and professionals in the fields of architecture, sociology, design, cinematography, and other urban studies. Although it might be useful, the film and architecture studio does not require any advanced knowledge in filmmaking or special equipment like cameras or editing tools. All recording tools are welcome, but a smartphone and laptop work as bare essentials.

The fourteenth Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam is centred around the theme “Freeze Frame” and takes place from 05-09 October 2022. More info: www.affr.nl.

Image: Sander van Wettum

Subscription & costs

Film & Architecture Studio:
5 September – 6 October 2022
Regular participation fee: € 250
Student participation fee: € 200
Click here to register for the FILM & ARCHITECTURE STUDIO
Registration closes 1 September

In order to receive a promocode for the student rate, please send an email including your proof of registration to info@schoolforthecity.nl.

In addition, we offer free participation for two motivated applicants from and living in the low- and middle-income countries on the DAC list. To qualify, please send your motivation and CV to info@schoolforthecity.nl

The Film & Architecture Studio needs a minimum of 8 participants and has a maximum of 14 participants.

film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2023