Thu 6 October 19:00 -Rotterdam SpeciaalHavenstad van de Toekomst - 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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  • 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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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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Thu 6 October 19:00 –
Rotterdam Speciaal
Havenstad van de Toekomst

DUTCH SPOKEN - For the fifth time, AIR and AFFR are organizing a Rotterdam Special, a high-profile film-based talk show about a topicalspatial issue in today’s Rotterdam. On the basis of two shorts, Drie dagen met Monica (Wil van Es, 1956) and You Can’t Automate Me (Katarina Jazbec, 2021), Teun van der Ende talks to experts and parties involved in the future of the port of Rotterdam.

Thu 6 October 19:00 –<br>Rotterdam Speciaal<br>Havenstad van de Toekomst

What is happening in the area of sustainability and transitions? How will the city remain connected with the port, which is moving further and further away, and where fewer and fewer people earn their living?

Speakers are Boris Hocks(Generation Energy), Carline Borest(Port of Rotterdam), Carola Hein (FuturePortCities) and Maud van den Beuken (visual artist). With Generation Energy, Boris Hocks investigates the spatial effect of the energy transition: what does it mean for our landscape to be climate neutral by 2050? Carline Borest is looking at the possible future scenarios for the port of Rotterdam from the Port of Rotterdam Authority. What will the city and country look like if electricity is generated locally from green sources? And what does that mean for the port? Carola Hein indicates the cultural significance of the port for Rotterdam and Maud van den Beuken looks with her project Groot Water at the river Maas and the relationship we have as a city with the river. How did Rotterdam become a port city, and what does it actually mean to be a port city?

You can watch the 2021 edition here.

Info & Tickets

Date: Thursday 6 October
Start programme: 19:00 hrs

Location: LantarenVenster

Tickets: € 7,50 / € 5,00
Club Fountainhead: free
film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2023