Call for Submission

Are you a filmmaker, film producer or film distributor? And have you completed a feature film, documentary, animation film or short about a topical issue related to the city, architecture, landscape or built environment somewhere in the world? If so, we kindly invite you to submit your film. Please include with your submission a secure online screener, trailer, synopsis and high-resolution...

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Lost in Transition

Enormous population growth, climate change, mass migration and increasing social inequality; the world is currently in a state of great flux. Insecurity is becoming paramount to our concerns now that new global forces arise, the power of populist movements is growing and pressure mounts on the European project. With the theme ‘Lost in Transition’ AFFR 2019 explores the need for...

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Information

The tenth AFFR takes place from 9 to 13 October 2019. After the opening film, 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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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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Organisation

The people behind the festival

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Press

Press information

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Watch film during the Rotterdam Architecture Month

AFFR organizes two atmospheric film nights during the Rotterdam Architecture Month. These evenings are all about current themes in architecture and the city. On May 25, AFFR shows the film Human Shelter by Boris Bertram. It is one of the…
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Membership Club Fountainhead

Club Fountainhead is the club for friends of AFFR. Members enjoy free access to the online cinema PLAYTIME and receive a complimentary ticket to the festive Opening Night 2019. In addition, they enjoy a 30% discount on the price of tickets to the festival. Join Club Fountainhead and become a true friend of AFFR!

Membership Club Fountainhead

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  • enjoy free access to the online cinema PLAYTIME for a full year;
  • receive a complimentary ticket to the Opening Night of AFFR 2019 (9 October);
  • receive a club card and the AFFR 2019 magazine;
  • get a 30% discount on tickets during AFFR 2019;
  • with your membership you offer a year’s support to AFFR – the world’s biggest film festival about city and architecture.

The Fountainhead (King Vidor, 1949) is considered by many people to be the ultimate architecture film. Based on the 1943 novel by Ayn Rand, the film features Gary Cooper as Howard Roark, an architect convinced of his own genius. Dominique (Patricia Neal) falls for him and his buildings. The film is often the subject of debate on account of Rand’s crypto-fascist ideas and the phallic symbolism of the imagery. Even so, The Fountainhead is an interesting project because of its starring cast, music, camera work and direction. And because of the universal themes of building and urban development that are still as strong today as they were when the film was made, almost 70 years ago. 

film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2019
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