Film & Architecture Studio -FULLY BOOKED - AFFR
4–8 Oct 2023
film • stad • architectuur


All the information you need about the programme of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2023

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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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Extra tickets for
Rem Koolhaas!

Extra tickets for special screening of Point of Origin - Building a House in Austria, with the Q&A with Rem Koolhaas, are now available! In Point of Origin, we follow architect Rem Koolhaas and his client during the realisation of…
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Film & Architecture Studio –

AFFR and the Independent School for the City have again joined forces and are organizing, for the fifth time, the celebrated Film & Architecture Studio, under the supervision of the architect, curator and filmmaker Jord den Hollander. The central theme of this year’s event is heat stress: 'Hot in the City’.

The Studio is fully booked, but there are still tickets available to the public lecture by DOP Thomas Kist on Friday June 9. Or sign up for the standby list via

Film & Architecture Studio –<br>FULLY BOOKED

The Film & Architecture Studio is a practice-orientated course that focuses on cinematography as a way of exploring the built environment. Participants – sociologists, historians, writers, urban designers, planners, architects and activists – will discover the essential elements of filmmaking and learn how to relate them to the city and to architecture. The focus will lie not so much on the technical aspects of filmmaking and post-production, but rather on film as a way of structuring your thoughts and turning your findings into a captivating story: filmmaking as a research tool to gain a better understanding of your urban surroundings.

In recent years the studio has proven to be one of the world’s most relevant courses in the field of film and architecture. A new aspect is the timing, because this year’s event takes place in June, during Rotterdam Architecture Month. That gives participants more time before their film premieres at AFFR in October.

Pratical details
Schedule: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10 + 26 & 28 June

film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2023