Save the date for the 10th Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam: 10 – 14 October 2018! - 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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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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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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Save the date for the 10th Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam: 10 – 14 October 2018!

After five days of a successful AFFR 2017 we can conclude that we’ve pushed the limits of our festival further than ever. Thanks to our enthusiastic visitors and thanks to all international guests, filmmakers and professionals we’ve enjoyed a great celebration on film, city and architecture.

Save the date for the 10th Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam: 10 – 14 October 2018!

There is a sense of a general appreciation for the wide variety in our programming as it showed an overall and broader orientation of architects and urbanists in a globalizing world. With our main theme, City for Sale we’ve focused on a hot topic that concerns politicians, citizens and urban planners. On Thursday, we addressed the theme in the opening debate in cooperation with Goethe Institute, followed by a screening of the urgently relevant film Die Stadt als Beute.

Our College Day with introductions from specialists from six academies and universities had such acclaim that we decided to develop this even more in our festivals to come. Many thanks to our partners for choosing AFFR as a platform for discussion and debate on topics addressed in film: IABx with a full house of cultural decision makers, Stroom Den Haag with a great debate on urban adventure playgrounds, Vereniging Deltametropool with an interesting debate on the Art of Recovery, Archiprix International presenting a film on young talent, Platform GRAS, organizing a two day satellite festival in Groningen and Stichting Hoogbouw with Nanne de Ru from Powerhouse Company presenting some spectacular plans.

A sold out and very lively Opening Night at Theater Rotterdam with Cholet, a film that caused many discussions, the AFFR Secret Preview, a Work in Progress, a sold out Best of AFFR Sunday afternoon by Architectenweb and a full house at the Closing Concert KOYAANISQATSI by GoGo Penguin, it was all there.

Not to forget our yearly King Kong business event with 160 guests, who faithfully support our activities.

Nationally and internationally AFFR 2017 has set a standard in the debate on film, city and architecture. We are very happy that our work is appreciated by our many visitors, partners, followers and fans. Where would we be without them?

We made a major decision to move from a biannual into an annual festival. So save the date for the 10th Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam: 10 – 14 October 2018!

On behalf of the AFFR 2017 team,

Joep Mol & Jord den Hollander

 

film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2023