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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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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The people behind the festival

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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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RAM film night – Human Shelter

Director Boris Bertram took a fascinating journey around the world in search of answers to the question of when a shelter becomes a home. His odyssey carries him across four continents and nine countries, from a refugee camp in Iraq to the northernmost tip of Norway. Even to our future colony on Mars! A world trip in sixty minutes that will leave you astounded and enchanted by human diversity.


During the Rotterdam Architecture Month AFFR is organizing two atmospheric film nights. These nights are devoted to current themes in architecture and the city. On 25 May we selected the film Human Shelter by director Boris Bertram. The film hit the top 10 of AFFR 2018.


RAM film evenings

During the Rotterdam Architecture Month AFFR is organizing two atmospheric film nights.

Title: Human Shelter (Boris Bertram, Denmark, 2017, 57 min.)
 Saturday 25 May
Start film: 22:00 hrs.
Lenght film: 57 minutes
Tickets online: € 10,- (one drink included)
Buy your tickets at Podium Post? > Cash Only!
Address: Post Podium, Coolsingel 42, Rotterdam

film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2019


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