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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Press information

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The information-page for filmmakers & professionals.

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What We Have Made best rated film AFFR 2017

The public favorite of the AFFR 2017 is known!

What We Have Made best rated film AFFR 2017

The film ‘What we have made’ by the French director Fanny Tondre is the best rated film of AFFR 2017. The film got the highest average score. After the screening of each film, the audience was asked to review the film by the famous tear chart, by tearing the card at one of the five features: excellent, good, fine, not impressed or total crap. In total, the public voted 1905 times.

This is the top-5 best films of AFFR 2017:

  1. What we have made – Fanny Tondre (France)
  2. Dream Empire – David Borenstein (Denmark)
  3. Samurai Architect – Shigenori Mizuno , Yu Nakamura (Japan)
  4. Didi Contractor – Steffi Giaracuni (Germany)
  5. De Pier – Jeroen Visser (The Netherlands)

Watch the winner What We Have Made in PLAYTIME.

film • city • architecture 10 - 14 Oct. 2018