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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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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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Watch Online: Rotterdam Speciaal – (T)huisloos in de stad.

In cooperation with AIR, Vers Beton and Urban Guides, AFFR organized a discussion on the problem of homelessness in Rotterdam on Friday 9 October 2020. The debate followed the film What it Takes to Make a Home by Giovanni Borassi…
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Architectenweb Best of AFFR

Architectenweb Best of AFFR


The selection includes the following films:

13:00 – Inside Prora (100’)
On the Baltic coast lies the ‘Monster by the Sea’, the longest building in the world: Prora. A holiday resort built by the Nazis, military base during the GDR era, and now an experimental object for property developers.

15:00 – Architecture Must Blaze (55’)
Wolf D. Prix has been shaking up the world of architecture since the 1970s. He and Helmut Swiczinsky founded the architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au, standard bearer of deconstructivism.

16:15 – The American Sector (67’)
A road trip past fragments of the Berlin Wall in all corners of the United States. Pieces of wall that have acquired all sorts of unexpected meanings for Americans.

18:15 – Making a Mountain (52’)
Making a Mountain follows the development of Bjarke Ingels’s ambitious project CopenHill, the world’s cleanest waste-to-energy plant, with a rooftop ski slope as the icing on the cake.

film • city • architecture 6 - 10 Oct. 2021
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