Milan Design Film Festival 2021

An unmissable event for cinephiles and design addicts. From 21 to 24 October the Milan Design Film Festival, now in its ninth edition. This year the theme of the MDFF chosen by the curator and founder of MDFF Silvia Robertazzi and by the co-curator Porzia Bergamasco is Reset to indicate the collective need for a new beginning.

Openings, a 2021 film by Francesca Molteni, explores the world of architectural elements that embody the concept of threshold. Along the Via Emilia, the geographical border par excellence, we discover different places: a dialogue between inside and outside, art and life, necessity and creative effort

Stories of designers and architects, styles and avant-garde, current issues. More than 50 titles between documentaries, investigations and biopics, fiction and animated films. Divided into categories – Architecture, Art Of Thinking, Biography, Design, Sustainability, Urban Life.

In addition to screenings and face-to-face meetings (in various locations in Milan such as the Franco Parenti Theater, Villa Scheibler, LOM – Locanda Officina Monumentale) also a program of films and talks in streaming on the website


The object becomes by Alexandre Humbert investigates the meaning and value of designing today. Nine Belgian designers accompany the exploratory journey in the creative and production process

Guest curators of the edition are the architects Gianandrea Barreca and Giovanni La Varra, of the studio Barreca & La Varra of Milan, which are dedicated to the section Ciak in Italy. Foreign directors in the Italian landscape with a series of titles that reflect on the ways in which foreign directors have looked at the Italian landscape as the ideal backdrop for creating stories. While the section Bloom, which investigates the relationship between man and nature, is entrusted to the designer duo Formafantasma with a review of films entitled by them I, You and It: Stories of entanglement between species (opening image from the short film Flores by Jorge Jacome).


Ochoalcubo (Eight-Cubed) is a pioneering project in Chile that seeks to combine leading Chilean and Japanese practices with cutting-edge architecture. In the frame taken from In Architecture on the edge by Kliwadenko Novas, the house designed by Ryūe Nishizawa for the Chilean project

This year he returns AFA-Architecture Film Award, international prize of Architecture and Cinema, in collaboration with the Order of Architects PPC of Milan and aimed at the selection of films focused on different scales of architecture and landscape. Opening image from Flores by Jorge Jacome. The short is part of the selection of documentaries of Formafantasm for the Bloom section of M DFF 2021 by them curated

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From 21 to 24 October 2021


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