Milano Design Film Festival 2014 + contest
Piazza della Scala, 2, 20121 Milan, Italy, Milan, Italy
Sustained by the success of the first edition, MDFF 2014, sponsored and promoted by the City of Milan and promoted by EXPO 2015, triples seating capacity and chooses a new venue: the Anteo spazioCinema with 4 cinemas and more than 600 seats to host the second edition on October 9-12. The festival’s internationalization is a strong signal of the reaffirmation of Italian cultural activity in the world. Among the venues out of Milan are Paris, Rome and Beijing. For showing films selected by the MDFF, the following were chosen: the Istituto Italiano di Cultura a Parigi, the MAXXI Architettura of Rome and, in the heart of Beijing, the Sanlitun Taikooli quarter, the area involved during the edition of the Beijing Design Week. All these are places of cultural expression and contemporary creativity. Neither does MDFF neglect the instructive aspect of that a documentary film encloses. In addition, it was actually a Ministerial Decree (DPR 137/2012) that allowed signing an agreement with the Ordine degli Architetti di Milano for defining a didactic programme able to update the professionals registered in the Order. On this occasion the SHORT FILM MDFF AWARD 2014 will be launched a contest to selecting unpublished storyboards in order to make an audiovisual film of maximum 10 minutes. The theme contest, “Milan. Places where we eat” is meant to embrace design, architecture and food habits. All this set in one city: Milan, the coming seat of EXPO 2015. The places chosen dedicated to eating can be either public or private and must narrate our behaviours at table and our relationship with food. The contest is aimed at directors, video-makers, screenwriters and all those, whether Italian or not, who intend to try their hand at an audiovisual work. Check details here Music will have an important role in the event. In addition to the opening concert by Lorenzo Palmeri, designer and musician, there will be composers who, with completely new pieces, will interpret some of the films on the calendar. During the press conference, the new site for the Milano Design Film Festival will be presented (milanodesignfilmfestival.com); information about MDFF events and themes will be constantly updated on the site. The commitment of the event is encountering the collaboration and support of institutional and private partners that are following its development and making its realization possible. At the moment, 3D Produzioni, Alessi, Sofia Bonetti, Ferragamo, Flos, IVM Group with the brands Ilva and Milesi, Molteni&C, Tucano and Vitra are the companies supporting MDFF 2014. Aside from the sponsorship and support from the City of Milan and the sponsorship of Expo 2015, the MDFF 2014 institutional partners are: Accademia di architettura - Università della Svizzera Italiana, ADI - Associazione Disegno Industriale, Accademia di Brera, Anteo spazioCinema, Archivio Pietro Lingeri, Archiworld Channel, Beijing Design Week, Brera Design District, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Lombardy), Design Library, DesignOnscreen, Domus Academy, Feltrinelli Real Cinema, Fondazione Franco Albini, Fondazione Vico Magistretti, Fondazione Promozione Acciaio, IED - Istituto Europeo di Design, Istituto Italiano di Cultura a Parigi, MAXXI Architettura Roma, Mediateca Multimediale Interattiva Santa Teresa, NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, Ordine degli Architetti, P.P.C. della Provincia di Milano, Politecnico di Milano - Scuola del Design, SAE Institute Milano, Scuola Politecnica di Design, Sky Arte, Law Firm - D&P Legal Support for Ideas, Ultrafragola.