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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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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The people behind the festival

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Press information

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to festival

Ticket sales

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

Ticket sales

Prices of tickets sold at Lantaren Venster box office and

Warning! Films part of Architectenweb best of AFFR are not applicable to below named reductions and exclusively available through our website.

  • Regular film ticket: € 10,50
  • Club Fountainhead members: € 8,50
  • Students / CJP: € 8,50
  • LantarenVenster Strippenkaart: accepted
  • Cineville: accepted

Prices of passes sold at AFFR desk and

  • Festival Pass, including opening night: € 87,50 € 77,50
  • Architectenweb Best of AFFR (5 films): € 34,50
  • Club Fountainhead membership: € 49,50

Price of tickets Opening Night: Sold Out

  • Regular ticket Opening Night: € 13,50
  • Club Fountainhead Members: free entrance

Online ticket sales

You can buy tickets online up to one hour before films start. You will find direct links to online ticket sales next to each film programme listed on both the and sites.

You can pay online by iDeal or credit card. After paying, you will receive an email with a barcode. Print this E-ticket so that it can be scanned at the entrance of the cinema room. By ordering online, you can buy a maximum of eight tickets in a time.

Please note you always need to show your personal pass (Club Fountainhead, Festival Pass, Student Pass, etc) at the entrance of the cinema room.
Box office ticket sales LantarenVenster
. The box office at LantarenVenster opens every day at 11.30 am. The box office closes 15 minutes after the start of the last film. You can pay by PIN or cash. There can be waiting lines during the festival, we strongly recommend to buy your tickets online.

Opening Night
Tickets for the opening night are online available at the website and at the box office of Theater Rotterdam.

AFFR FESTIVALPAS (€ 87,50 € 77,50)

Buying a festival pass gives you free entrance to all films including the opening night. Since the opening night is sold out, you will get a 10 euro discount to you festival pass from now. You can buy the festival pass ONLY at the AFFR online shop or at the AFFR desk at LantarenVenster during the festival.
You must visit the AFFR desk to collect your Festival Pass, while showing your confirmation mail.

For each screening you want to attend, you need to pick up a ticket at the LantarenVenster box office, while showing your Festival Pass. You can collect tickets from Thursday 4 October 12.00 at the Lantaren Venster box office.



Enjoy five of the very best films of the festival, selected by AFFR and Architectenweb editors. You can buy this pass ONLY at the AFFR online shop or at the AFFR desk at LantarenVenster during the festival. With the online receipt, you visit the AFFR desk to collect your personal pass.



Members watch online cinema PLAYTIME for free. They have a free entrance at the opening night and the AFFR Secret Preview. They enjoy a 10% discount on their tickets for the festival.

You can buy a Club Fountainhead membership ONLY at the AFFR online shop or at the AFFR desk at LantarenVenster during the festival. Your Club Fountainhead pass will be sent to your home address 5 days prior to the festival. When purchasing a membership after that moment, you visit the AFFR desk with your online receipt to collect your personal Club Fountainhead pass.

You can buy your tickets with a 10% discount online and at the LantarenVenster Box office as explained above. Please note you always need to show your Club Fountainhead pass at the entrance of the cinema room..


film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2019
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