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The twelfth AFFR takes place from 7 to 11 October 2020. After the opening film at Theater Rotterdam, 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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Call for Entries

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Despite the COVID-19 crisis, we currently assume that the twelfth edition of AFFR can take place from 7 to 11 October 2020 as intended. We will make a final decision on this in July. Please submit your film about city and architecture before 13 May. In case AFFR 2020 is postponed, we will gladly include your production in the selection procedures for next year.

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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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Ticket sales

Ticket sales for the world's leading international platform for films about city and architecture are in full swing now. With two more days to go, you can still choose from a great variety of films, debates and talk shows. AFFR's fully packed PROGRAMME 2019 is online to serve you with inspiring film descriptions, pictures and trailers. Check our interactive AFFR 2019 TIMETABLE for easy planning of your  visit to the festival.

The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam is the world’s biggest international platform for films about the city and architecture. In this eleventh edition, the festival is once again programming a stunning selection of works about current themes related to society and the city. Broader and more topical than ever, the programme includes world premieres and films never previously screened in the Netherlands.

For the past nineteen years, AFFR has offered filmmakers a platform to showcase their view of the built environment. In collaboration with The Independent School for The City, the festival in 2019 is launching a Film & Architecture Studio, a four-day masterclass for young designers and filmmakers. In addition, the festival is exploring the field of new media with the presentation of compelling VR productions and a study of the city and architecture in the world of gaming.

Furthermore, we are organizing a host of events with various programme and learning partners. They include a debate about women in construction with the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA), a Rotterdam Special with AIR, discussions about energy transition with the Vereniging Deltametropool and about urban nature with the Goethe Institut, the ArchiNed Tips, the Architectenweb Best of AFFR, and an ever-growing series of film introductions by celebrated speakers.

AFFR 2019 program

film • city • architecture 7 - 11 Oct. 2020
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