Program AFFR 2018

We are proud to present to you the tenth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam. Once again our editors — assisted by a team of critical viewers — have scouted and selected a range of films about the city and architecture, and gathered them into an exciting programme. It includes portraits of well-known or lesser-known designers, activist essays about pressing problems, hilarious reflections on bygone times, and tranquil scenes of great beauty.  ...

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Opening Night

On Wednesday 10 October, AFFR kicks off its tenth edition with the European premiere of The Experimental City (Chad Freidrichs, 2017), a stunning documentary about The Minnesota Experimental City. A fascinating journey through time in search of the city of the future. Filled with attention-grabbing science fiction from the 1960s, this film seems more relevant than ever. And perfectly in...

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Ticket sales

All information about tickets, Festival Pass and 'Architectenweb Best of AFFR'

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Building Happiness

The theme of AFFR 2018 is ‘Building Happiness’. We live in a period of economic boom. Construction, development and speculation are in full swing again, and resounding growth rates are the norm. The tourist industry is working at full capacity, bringing millions of tourists to cities with attractive architecture. Yet there is growing recognition that we cannot separate our concept...

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Information

The tenth AFFR takes place from 10 to 14 October 2018. 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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Look back #5: Sunny Sunday with Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of New York

The tenth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam came to an end with a final sunny Sunday, during which we were treated to Rick Prelinger's fantastic Lost Landscapes of New York. We hope to see you all at our…
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Happening: a Clean Energy Revolution – Deltametropool Event

Happening: a Clean Energy Revolution – Deltametropool Event

THU 11 Oct. – 17:00

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After the screening of Happening: a Clean Energy Revolution, the Vereniging Deltametropool in cooperation with IABR are organizing a talk about the local energy transition in Rotterdam. What does it look like in Bospolder Tussendijken? What are the appearing social and political dilemmas?

The discussion will be moderated bu Jelte Boeijenga (IABR). Participants are Astrid Madsen (account manager Energy Transition City of Rotterdam), Chris Roorda (DRIFT) and Robbert de Vrieze (cooperation Delfshaven).

Happening: a Clean Energy Revolution (71 min), James Redford 2017
For his documentary James Redford travelled around America in search of answers to that question. During his journey, Redford discovered that the answer to this question is the subject of a political and social power struggle. How does this process work in the Netherlands?

THU 11 Oct. – 17:00

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film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2019
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