Ticket sales - AFFR


The twelfth AFFR takes place from 7 to 11 October 2020. After the opening film at Theater Rotterdam, 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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A Concrete Cinema (Luz Ruciello, 2017) best rated film AFFR 2019

The film 'A Concrete Cinema' by director Luz Ruciello, was chosen by the audience as the best film of AFFR 2019. The film achieved the highest average score. The film shows the life of Omar, who is a bricklayer by…
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Ticket sales

Tickets for AFFR 2019 are now on sale.

At AFFR you can buy individual tickets for all films of the festival every day. With a Festival pass you can watch all films at the festival, including the opening night in Theater Rotterdam. If you want to spend a whole day without having to choose, buy an Architectenweb Best or AFFR-pass with a selection of the five best films of the festival. With a Club Fountainhead membership you get a 30% discount on all tickets and a free ticket for the Opening Night on 9 October at Theater Rotterdam.

Ticket sales

Prices of tickets sold at LantarenVenster box office and AFFR.nl

  • Regular film ticket: € 10,50
  • Club Fountainhead members: € 7,50
  • Students / CJP: € 7,50
  • LantarenVenster Strippenkaart: accepted
  • Cineville: accepted

Prices of passes sold at AFFR desk and AFFR.nl

  • Festival Pass, including opening night: € 87,50
  • Architectenweb Best of AFFR (5 films): € 34,50
  • Club Fountainhead membership: € 27,50 (get 30% discount on films and a free ticket for the Opening Night)

Price of tickets Opening Night

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

  • 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 AFFR.nl and LantarenVenster.nl 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 only. There can be waiting lines during the festival, we strongly recommend to buy your tickets online.


Buying a festival pass gives you free entrance to all films including the opening night. 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 10 October 12.00 at the LantarenVenster 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 have a free entrance at the Opening Night. They enjoy a 30% 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 30% 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 7 - 11 Oct. 2020
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