Marieke Berkers Interim Director AFFR - 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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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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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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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.

Marieke Berkers Interim Director AFFR

Marieke Berkers is an architectural historian with more than twenty years of experience as an independent researcher and writer. She is a member of the editorial board of De Blauwe Kamer and the Landscape Architecture and Urbanism Yearbook, and acts as a lecturer at the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam. Marieke has been treasurer of AFFR’s board since 2016, and is therefore well acquainted with the festival. She is now exchanging this position for the role of Interim Director.

Marieke Berkers: “AFFR is currently experiencing a period of significant growth. I’m looking forward to give direction to a further professionalisation of the festival which will enable and enhance its growth, together with the board and an enthusiastic team. This includes sharpening AFFR’s profile: how can we, together with our artistic and financial partners, strengthen our role within the national and Rotterdam architectural community and increase our visibility?
Film is the medium of choice to tell critical, topical and surprising stories about architecture, cities, landscapes and associated social and political issues. These films, coupled with razor-sharp introductions, debates and Q&As, can tilt your perspective. A few hours at the cinema can have a huge impact on your view of the world and your understanding of certain topics. I therefore see it as my mission to entice many more architects, city lovers, film buffs and students to come and visit the festival, as the hub of vibrant debate about the city – in addition to the amazing audience which we have already.”

Photography: Salih Kilic

film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2023