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 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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Organisation

The people behind the festival

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Press

Press information

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to festival

Timetable

Films
Specials
College Day
Architectenweb Best of AFFR
Opening night / Closing Concert
King Kong Business Club
Wed 10 Oct
12:00
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Theater Rotterdam
Opening Night: World Premiere Cholet 20:30
Thu 11 Oct
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LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 1
India in a Day (86') 18:45
King Kong Business Event 21:00
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 3
Site of Sites (61') 19:00
City for Sale debate 20:30
City For Sale (82') 21:45
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 4
It's all a Plan (74') 19:00
The Green Cathedral (13'), Troublemakers, The… 20:45
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 6
Habitat - Personal Notes (56'), Il… 19:00
Citizen Jane, Battle for the City… 21:00
Fri 12 Oct
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LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 1
IABx On Culture 12:00
High-Rise Event – Slightly Modified Housing… 16:00
Meet the Makers - talk show 20:15
Cholet - The Work of Freddy… 22:30
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 3
Out of Darkness (87') 13:30
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: Five… 15:30
Wandenkolk (18'), The Williamsburg Houses (14'),… 18:00
Windshield: A Vanished Vision (47'), The… 20:00
Some Kind of Joy: The Inside… 22:15
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 4
Mundo Salamone: The Pampa Reinvented (80') 13:30
After Spring (101') 15:30
Building Hope: The Maggie's Centres (59'),… 18:00
Roger D'Astous (103') 20:15
Dream Empire (73') 22:30
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 6
Deltametropool Debate – The Art of… 12:30
Machines (75') 15:45
Streets in the Sky (7'), Dispossession:… 17:45
The Road (95') 20:30
The Mirror (15'), Life and Death… 22:45
Sat 13 Oct
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LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 1
Green Island (36'), Bulkland (58') 12:45
What We Have Made (71') 15:00
Bombastic Rubbish! The Theatres of Frank… 16:45
Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw… 18:30
Starship Chicago (16'), The New National… 20:15
The Hotel (82') 22:15
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 3
Ayelsbury (7'), Bloki (57') 12:45
The Destruction of Memory (81') 14:45
Relics Of The Future (62') 16:45
Samurai Architect: Tadao Ando (52'), Pinguins… 18:45
AFFR Secret Preview 20:15
L' Amatore (90') 22:30
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 4
Archiprix International 13:00
Togliatti(grad) (96') 14:45
Chinese New Flower (31'), Cycologic (15') 17:00
Koudelka Shooting Holy Land (70') 18:30
Behind the Stone Wall (60'), House… 20:15
Columbus (104') 22:15
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 6
Earthquake Tourism (43'), Construction Lines (8') 13:15
The Man who Built Cambodia (38'),… 14:45
Whose City? (54') 16:45
Slumbering Concrete (50'), Concrete Utopia (18') 18:30
Reko City (14'), Bowlingtreff (61') 20:30
Sea Tomorrow (82') 22:15
Sun 14 Oct
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LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 1
STROOM debate: The City: An Adventure… 13:00
The Pier (45') 14:45
Closing Concert: Koyaanisqatsi & GoGo Penguin 20:30
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 3
Architectenweb Best Of AFFR 13:00
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 4
Lutah: A Passion for Architecture, A… 13:00
I wanted to be Walt Disney… 14:45
Bath People (59'), ALone Together: The… 16:30
Wild Plants (108') 18:15
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 6
Azimut (16'), Sadar+Vuga XX (51') 13:00
Work in Progress: Leaning Towers 14:45
Didi Contractor - Marrying the Earth… 16:30
Istanbul Echoes (100') 18:30
film • city • architecture 10 - 14 Oct. 2018