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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Timetable

Films
Specials
Architectenweb Best of AFFR
Opening night
King Kong Business Club
Wed 09 Oct
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Theater Hofplein
AFFR Opening: European Premiere: The Experimental… 20:30
Opening Party 22:10
Thu 10 Oct
12:00
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LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 1
Family in the Bubble (78') 19:00
King Kong Business Club Event 21:00
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 3
Happening: a clean energy revolution (71')… 17:00
Building Happiness Debate 19:30
New Town Utopia (81') 21:00
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 4
Crossed words: Matta-Clark friends (70') 19:15
Do more with less (84') 21:15
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 6
Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect (82') 19:00
Rabot (93') 21:00
Fri 11 Oct
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LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 1
Take me home (16') & Apennine… 12:45
Human Shelter (57') - BNA event 14:45
Where is Rocky II? (93') 16:45
Mies on Scene (58') 18:45
Hotel Jugoslavija (78') 20:30
Do more with less (84') 22:30
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 3
The Red House (20') & Gold… 13:00
Before the Flight (20') & Uppland… 15:00
Trans-leitmotif: A Cinematic Portrait of Toronto… 16:45
Gaming the Real World (73') 18:45
Melting Souls (87') 20:30
This Cold Life (88') 22:30
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 4
The Opera House (108') 12:30
How to Steal a Chair (87') 14:45
Piazza Vittorio (75') 16:45
Mole Man (87') 18:30
Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect (82') 20:30
Outdoors (80') 22:30
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 6
Aires Mateus: Matter in Reverse (65') 13:00
Taste of Cement (85') 14:30
Archined Tip: Cartucho (54') 16:30
Nordweststadt: A Living Vision (95') -… 18:15
Building Happiness in Cinema with Martin… 21:00
Brazil (132') 22:15
Sat 12 Oct
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LantarenVenster Foyer
Talk show 14:15
Talk show 16:00
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 1
Planeta Petrila (80') 12:30
Ford House (5’) & Frank Lloyd… 14:45
SuperDesign: Italian Radical Design 1965-1975 (62') 16:30
City of Tomorrow (11') & Grandma… 18:15
Habaneros (126') 20:00
Archined Tip: Pop Aye (104') 22:30
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 3
Roosenberg (29') & Glenn Murcutt: Spirit… 12:45
The Ship (50') 14:45
Russia: Building amidst Solitude (56') 16:30
Melting Souls (87') 18:15
The Opera House (108') 20:15
Forensic (5') & Harry Seidler: Modernist… 22:30
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 4
Spots in Shots: When you return… 12:45
Slumbering Concrete: The City that was… 15:00
Portrait of a Gallery (79') 16:45
Second Tier City (9') & Last… 18:30
6129m2 (24') & Human Shelter (57') 20:15
The Green and Pleasant Land (13')… 22:15
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 6
Jean Nouvel: Reflections (15') & Le… 13:00
Inner (15') & No Further Instructions… 14:45
Hotel Jugoslavija (78') 17:00
Frey: The Architectural Envoy (65') 18:45
Family in the Bubble (78') 20:30
The Experimental City (96') 22:30
Sun 13 Oct
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LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 1
The view from my window tells… 13:00
Archined Tip: Crossed words: Matta-Clark friends… 14:45
The Lost Landscapes of New York… 16:45
Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy… 19:00
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 3
Architectenweb Best of AFFR 13:00
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 4
Home (10') & Mr Blandings Builds… 13:00
Zhalanash: Empty Shore (40') & Loa's… 15:15
My Father the Genius (84') 16:45
Habaneros (126') 18:45
LantarenVenster Zaal/Cinema 6
Transition of Kikugetsutei (14') & A… 13:15
City of Tomorrow (11') & Grandma… 14:45
The Experimental City (96') 16:30
Exodus: Where I come from is… 18:30
film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2019
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