Call for Submission

Are you a filmmaker, film producer or film distributor? And have you completed a feature film, documentary, animation film or short about a topical issue related to the city, architecture, landscape or built environment somewhere in the world? If so, we kindly invite you to submit your film. Please include with your submission a secure online screener, trailer, synopsis and high-resolution...

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Lost in Transition

Enormous population growth, climate change, mass migration and increasing social inequality; the world is currently in a state of great flux. Insecurity is becoming paramount to our concerns now that new global forces arise, the power of populist movements is growing and pressure mounts on the European project. With the theme ‘Lost in Transition’ AFFR 2019 explores the need for...

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The tenth AFFR takes place from 9 to 13 October 2019. 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 – 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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The people behind the festival

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Press information

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Watch film during the Rotterdam Architecture Month

AFFR organizes two atmospheric film nights during the Rotterdam Architecture Month. These evenings are all about current themes in architecture and the city. On May 25, AFFR shows the film Human Shelter by Boris Bertram. It is one of the…
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Special Screening AFFR: African Perspectives

AFFR presents a special programme with short films about urbanisation in Africa in the context of the conference African Perspectives. Don’t miss Addis Abeba - Chinese New Flowerby Silvan Hagenbrock, a film about the recent transformation of Addis Abeba and China’s role in the development of this ‘new flower’.

Special Screening AFFR: African Perspectives

Also part of the programme is There’s a Tree on the Sidewalkby Solam Mkhabela, a documentary in which residents of South-African cities tell about the use of the sidewalk, knowledge that can be used to improve public spaces. Finally we’ll be screening Asmara Eritreaby Caterina Borelli, in which inhabitants of Asmara share their memories of the city’s modernist treasure.

African Perspectives is a new conference organised by the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environmentof the TU Delft. It brings together African researchers, designers and policy-makers to learn about positive change with the purpose of creating fair en sustainable urbanisation.


Wednesday 27 March
15.30-17.30 hrs.
Berlagezaal 1 TU Delft, BK City
Julianalaan 134, Delft
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film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2019
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