City for Sale

The next Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam takes place at LanterenVenster cinema from 4 to 8 October 2017. This year's festival focuses on the city as a commodity. Under the motto ‘City for Sale’, AFFR will explore the effects of international flows of capital on the composition of the city and its population: buildings as investment models, architecture as a tourist attraction and the city as a revenue model.

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The ninth AFFR takes place from 4 to 8 October 2017. After the opening film at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, 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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Ticket Sales

All information about tickets, Festival Pass and 'Architectenweb Best of AFFR'

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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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The information-page for filmmakers & professionals.

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Meet The Makers talkshow 2017

At the ninth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (4-8 October 2017) seven film makers and their films on cities and architecture were presented by Tracy Metz and Jord den Hollander at the AFFR2017 Meet The Makers talkshow.

No film festival would be complete without filmmakers. On Friday evening 6 October 2017, curator Jord den Hollander and journalist Tracy Metz interviewed a number of them about their fascinations, the films they have made, and the difficulties they encounter. 

With Isaac Niemand (Cholet, the work of Freddy Mamani), Thomas Piper (Five Seasons, the gardens of Piet Oudolf), Jeroen Visser (The Pier), Magali Roucaut (Behind the Stone Wall), Joe Gilbert (Streets in the Sky, Grenfell, a.o.), Thomas Beyer & Adrian Dorschner (Bowlingtreff) and Andrei Rozen (Novgorod Spaceship).

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film • city • architecture 10 - 14 Oct. 2018