Garden Cinema

A special film night with a selection of short films

Once again AIR is hosting a special film night at a unique location in the festival heart. With three short films fitting the theme ‘Garden of the City’, Q&A’s with the makers and a closing drink. As an intermezzo during the film screenings, various artists from Cult North will share their artistic addition to the films with the audience through spoken word and song.

The films that will be screened are: ‘Shed Stories’ (Studio ACTE & Roel van Tour), ‘Het verdwenen Land van Hoboken / The lost Land of Hoboken’ (Perry Boomsluiter & Eelco Romeijn) and ‘Trees of Rotterdam’ (Alice Ladenburg & Ollie Palmer).

Shed Stories

Studio ACTE & Roel van Tour

The film documents the role of domestic garden sheds in shaping the local Dutch urban landscape by examining three projects by Rotterdam based architecture office Studio ACTE. These low-tech structures aim to foster garden cultivation and to preserve biodiversity by converting ordinary back gardens into versatile living spaces while promoting self-building and material reuse.

‘Het verdwenen Land van Hoboken’ (The lost Land of Hoboken)

Perry Boomsluiter & Eelco Romeijn

Some hundred years ago, the famous Rotterdam shipping family Van Hoboken relinquished the vast area of land it owned on the west side of Rotterdam’s city centre. With the Villa Dijkzigt – nowadays the Natural History Museum – as the stately home of the family.

In those hundred years, the Land of Hoboken has developed into a hotspot of (inter)nationally renowned medical, educational and cultural institutions. An area pleasant to live, work and stay in, right in the middle of the city. This documentary takes you through the development of this area, from the 18th century to the present.

Trees of Rotterdam

Alice Ladenburg & Ollie Palmer

A breathtaking journey through the skies, streets and trees of Rotterdam, telling the story of past, present, and possible futures of trees in the city.

Filmed in a single shot, captured using high-tech point cloud scanners, the film takes the audience through the cityscape from a series of unique viewpoints. The camera moves over, under, and through the urban environment, whilst narration from experts (an architectural historian, a tree advocate, a naturalist and the city council tree expert) offers insights into how the urban and natural can co-exist.

In these times of environmental catastrophe, what can we learn from nature that already surrounds us? This film asks the audience to question their own relationship with trees: When’s the last time you really looked at a tree?

Practical information
  • You can reserve a ticket via the link below.
  • Scan your ticket at the entrance to the Henket pavilion.
  • The Henket Pavilion is located in the southern wing of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, adjacent to the Museum Garden. The entrance can be found on the side of the Museum, located on the Melkkoppad. The entrance can be recognized by a large Rotterdam Architecture Month sign.


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Practical info

From: 20:00 uur
To: 22:00 uur


Entrance via Melkkoppad
3015 CX





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