AFFR 2023 - programme and tickets online - AFFR
4–8 Oct 2023
film • stad • architectuur


All the information you need about the programme of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2023

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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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Extra tickets for
Rem Koolhaas!

Extra tickets for special screening of Point of Origin - Building a House in Austria, with the Q&A with Rem Koolhaas, are now available! In Point of Origin, we follow architect Rem Koolhaas and his client during the realisation of…
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AFFR 2023 – programme and tickets online

AFFR is celebrating its fifteenth edition this year, and that’s why the festival is sparing no expense. Not only do we have the most extensive programme ever – with almost 100 films about architecture and the city – but we’ve put together a remarkable line-up of lectures and speakers. The festival features premieres, classics and films never previously screened, not to mention masterclasses, shorts programmes, excursions and a pub quiz. For those who can’t choose, there’s the ‘Best of AFFR’ on Sunday.

AFFR 2023 opens on Wednesday 4 October at Theater Zuidplein, with the world premiere of A Plan for Paradise by Kati Juurus, a sometimes hilarious film that exposes the deep-rooted differences between Western design beliefs and the reality in Nepal.

Over the next four days, the AFFR offers a diverse programme of films about architecture, the city and landscape, all from the festal home base LantarenVenster: portraits of architects and their designs, as well as films that explore current themes such as the way we deal with water, the workplace culture in the architecture industry, and the globalized waste industry. New elements this year are a particular focus on one period – the critical 1970s – and on one country undergoing important developments that are relevant to the profession. This is India, since 2022 the world’s most populated country, with all the spatial challenges that poses. Although separate programme elements, they reflect the main theme of AFFR 2023: Contested Space.

As always, the AFFR broad programme ranges from investigative, in-depth documentaries to lighter, entertaining films – including animation films and a music film about architecture. In addition, there is plenty of scope for lectures, tours and debates, with acclaimed speakers from the design field and beyond. So AFFR has something for everybody interested in architecture, film or the world at large.

Programme and tickets

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AFFR Programme
film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2023