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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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 submisson AFFR 2018

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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 city: an adventure playground?

The city: an adventure playground?

Time and location

SUN 08 oct – 13:00

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Using a selection of film fragments, art centre Stroom The Hague will discuss with various guests the importance of play in the city. In this programme, the city is viewed through the lens of play. Architect Aldo van Eyck called his playgrounds ‘tools for the imagination’. In other words, play enables you to imagine the city differently. This is important not only for children but for all of us. The discussion will be followed by the world premiere of De Pier (Jeroen Visser, 2017) about the Scheveningen Pier designed by Hugh Maaskant.

Time and location

SUN 08 oct – 13:00

Tickets

film • city • architecture 10 - 14 Oct. 2018