Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2009

From Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, November 1, Rotterdam

The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) offers four days to enjoy architecture in film. Here are the world's best movies, recent documentaries and most stunning animations that depict the city and architecture in a special way. The screenings will be introduced by filmmakers and designers, debated with experts and the world premieres will be celebrated. The fifth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam takes place from October 29 to November 1.

The 60 films that AFFR screens are rarely or never seen before in the Netherlands. The program is extremely varied - from documentaries to tearjerker, from short to long, from premiere film to cult classic. Stories take place against the spectacular backdrop of a megacity Shanghai, the landscape of Iceland, the always sunny Palm Springs or cities in distress as Havana and Asmara. With new biographies of world famous architects and lesser known creative self builders. But a documentary about the new Vinex neighborhood in the Haarlemmermeer and a portrait of the Rotterdam Kop van Zuid area are also included in the program.

Special guests

Filmmakers, artdirectors and architects come from all corners of the world to introduce their work. Who you can meet at the festival will be announced mid-August.


Main location of the AFFR is the Rotterdam Cinerama cinema. Because this particular building will be demolished in the future, the AFFR cinema wants to make a tribute to Cinerama and show an exhibition about the building, have a talk show in the foyer and offer a tour behind the screens.

Practical information
Tickets cost € 8.50 (regular) / € 7.50 (on presentation of public transportstudent card, CJP subscribers or 65+) / € 7 (matinee). The presale starts on October 19. Tickets are available through the box office of Cinerama (010-4115300) and

For current information about the program, locations and extras check regularly.

AFFR is made possible by the municipality of Rotterdam, The Netherlands Architecture Fund, Foundation Volkskracht, the Dutch Film Fund and the Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund.