Regular tickets are available for € 250. A discounted fee of € 200 applies for those registered at an education institute. In addition, we offer free participation for two motivated applicants from and living in the low- and middle-income countries on the DAC list. To qualify, please send your motivation and CV to info [@] schoolforthecity.nl The Studio needs a minimum of 8 participants and has a maximum of 14 participants. Those who register will be informed at least two weeks in advance whether the course will continue.
The Independent School for the City and the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) have joined forces again to organize the next edition of the famous Film and Architecture Studio
The Film and Architecture Studio has proved itself in the past years as one of the most acclaimed courses on film and architecture in the world. It offers a comprehensive way to use cinematic language as a way to explore the relationship between film, cities and architecture. It is a hands-on studio that focuses on learning and understanding the narrative of filmmaking as a research tool to better understand our urban surroundings. Participants in this course are introduced to the essential elements of filmmaking and learn how to relate these to architecture and the city. The focus of the studio is not so much on the technical aspects of filmmaking and postproduction, but rather on film as a tool to structure your thoughts and to turn your findings into a gripping narrative.
The Film and Architecture Studio is spread over a period of a month, allowing participants to conduct research in their immediate surroundings. While some sessions are organized physically in Rotterdam, we always offer the possibility to attend online for those who cannot make it. Though weekly meetings between 5 September and 6 October 2022, we will exchange ideas and discuss your progress with both the tutors involved as well as other participants in the course.
We will start the first session at the Independent School for the City with a general introduction to the course and a public lecture on Film and Architecture by tutor, curator, and film maker Jord den Hollander. During the weeks that follow, we’ll gather online to discuss our progress, followed by a conversation about the various approaches and ways to move forward. These meetings are combined with two presentations and conversations with a director of photography (DOP) and a filmmaker. We will eventually get together in Rotterdam again for the festive screening of the short movies in a real cinema room, and to attend the opening of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam in October.
The studio is open to students and professionals in the fields of architecture, sociology, design, cinematography, and other urban studies. Although it might be useful, the film and architecture studio does not require any advanced knowledge in filmmaking or special equipment like cameras or editing tools. All recording tools are welcome, but a smartphone and laptop work as bare essentials.
The fourteenth Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam is centred around the theme “Freeze Frame” and takes place from 05-09 October 2022. More info: www.affr.nl.