Building Happiness

The theme of AFFR 2018 is ‘Building Happiness’. We live in a period of economic boom. Construction, development and speculation are in full swing again, and resounding growth rates are the norm. The tourist industry is working at full capacity, bringing millions of tourists to cities with attractive architecture. Yet there is growing recognition that we cannot separate our concept...

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Information

The tenth AFFR takes place from 10 to 14 October 2018. After the opening film, the festival moves to LanterenVenster cinema. This year the AFFR will again welcome dozens of international filmmakers and an expected 7500 fans of films, city and architecture from all over the world. 

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Film submisson AFFR 2018

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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

The people behind the festival

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Press

Press information

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Register now for Designing Community! #2

Learn about desiging a just and inclusive city. As part of the Rotterdam Architecture Month AIR and AFFR will examine new ways in which community involvement informs urban design, architecture and planning.
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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 10 - 14 Oct. 2018
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