The devastating ecological consequences of global urbanization call on the moral understanding of developers and architects. Can we still build without irrevocably damaging the planet? What form does the quest for new construction methods and recyclable materials take? And what role should architects play in a society where the gap between rich and poor is widening and the city is gradually turning into an investment model?
With a spectacular selection of films and documentaries about the city and architecture, the twelfth edition of AFFR goes in search of the moral dilemmas of our time. In a series of introductions by experts, conversations with filmmakers, and debates with people involved, AFFR asks ‘how innocent is architecture really?’
The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam explores the relation between film, city and architecture. In eleven editions, AFFR has matured into a leading international podium for films about architecture, urban development and the built environment. AFFR brings together not only a broad public from Rotterdam but also city lovers, students, researchers, designers and filmmakers from all over the world, all of whom engage with one another in debate about the past, present and future of the city.
Every year AFFR presents a programme packed with sensational new films, documentaries and shorts that address the latest developments in the built environment and urban society. The festival takes place at LantarenVenster in Rotterdam from 7 to 11 October 2020.
Filmmakers and film producers can submit films, documentaries and shorts in the field of city and architecture in general, and/or with a focus on the theme of Guilty Architecture in particular, via