Five days of programming, over 40 titles, widespread locations and initiatives involving professionals, enthusiasts, architects and students. The Festival that brings architecture and design to the stage through the moving image celebrates its first ten years with a special edition renewed in form and content, and with the new Artistic Direction of Cristiana Perrella supported by Guest Curators Emanuele Coccia, Bianca Felicori and India Mahdavi. Five sections, three free nominations: Official Selection, AFA Architecture Film Award, MDFF Student Award, two curatorial–IMMAGINARE and RADICI–and two Prizes, as well as special events and talks.
Scheduled to take place from 22 to 26 November 2022, the kermesse, which since 2013 has been telling the story of the most contemporary conceptions of design and architecture through video in its various forms, will take place in various locations in the city, from the centre to the outskirts–Triennale Milano, Anteo Palazzo del Cinema, Cinema Teatro Edi/Barrio’s, Fondazione dell’Ordine degli Architetti PPC della Provincia di Milano, Tilane, Biblioteca e centro culturale, Paderno Dugnano, ADI Design Museum–with the aim of reaching a wider audience and interpreting design from new perspectives.

“It is really important to be able to tell the story of the world of design”, said Milan’s Councillor for Culture Tommaso Sacchi. “Sometimes it is hard to realise how much intelligence and passion there is behind a single object, how much research goes into the choice of a material, how much study goes into the use of a colour, how much attention is paid to the social implications of a design. This new edition of the Milano Design Film Festival confirms our ever-increasing curiosity towards this world of teeming creativity and takes us behind the scenes to tell us about its history, its topicality and its protagonists”. Alongside the desire to establish itself as a point of reference for design and architecture, defining and representing them in less traditional contexts, MDFF22 underpins this renewal with the intention of triggering relationships with related disciplines, strengthening the relationship with the main players in a sector that increasingly reflects the profound transformations of the world. “Design is increasingly becoming a discipline that goes beyond aesthetic and functional issues to embrace social, political, moral and environmental ones. It is a system of thought that helps us understand the world we live in and how we can live in it better, outlining concrete and innovative solutions, but only if understood as a strategy of action and well-considered repair”–explains Cristiana Perrella–”the new MDFF line wants, through video, to bring the general public closer to this up-to-date conception of design full of possibilities, opening up to the experimentation and voice of the new generations”.

With more than 40 titles including films, documentaries, shorts and features, animated films and stories of designers of yesterday and today, the programme of the 10th Milano Design Film Festival tells the story of design not only through screenings, but also with round tables and talks open to the public.