September, 9 – 12, 2011
different venues, Milan

Vernixage, a new film series dedicated to the intersection of film with video art, will be presented into the Milano Film Festival. The latter is gaining importance thanks to more and more video artists using a more formal narrative voice and structure that moves closer to that used in films.

In the last few years, thanks to advancements in technology and the lowered costs of film equipment, the gap between big-budget productions and independent ones has slowly been bridged.

The aim of Milano Film Festival is to provide an audience to these forms of expression and an opportunity to think about possible developments in this genre of film. By gathering filmmakers and screening artists works Vernixage, curated by Davide Giannella, hopes to generate new fields of research and investigation.

Among the others artists (Alterazioni Video, Yuri Ancarani, Francesco Fei, Lech Majewsk, Nathaniel Mellors, Marinella Senatore) Armin Linke will show his new film “Alps”. According to the words of the author:

“Alpi is the result of seven years of research on contemporary perceptions of the landscape of the Alps, juxtaposing places and situations across all eight bordering nations and spanning the territories of four languages. In the film, the Alps are encountered like an island that is connected to various global transformations. We undertook many journeys in the alpine region, which, ironically, led us as far as Dubai. The film shows the Alps as a key location, owing to its delicacy and environmental importance, where one can observe and study the complexity of social, economic, and political relationships. In the Europe of today, the Alps are a hotbed for modernity and its illusions.”

Milano Film Festival was first held in 1996 as a festival/short film competition open to young Milanese filmmakers. Since then it has always been distinguished from other festivals for the thorough research, selection and distribution of works coming from all over the world and for presenting quality work of young and talented filmmakers.

Milano Film Festival has found its place among already existing Italian film events and has proved to be an international meeting point for peoples who often share very different filmmaking histories. Furthermore, this event is supported all year long by the film re-distribution project, which aims to create an alternative film circuit and has made Milano Film Festival an important point of reference for all those who want to make and see new quality films in Italy.

During the festival it will be possible to watch a selection of film from 2011 on Chili tv, an on demand television which permits to watch movies from any internet device and which already helds a selection from the festival’s past editions.

The mill and the cross, by Lech Majewski


Il Capo by Yuri Ancarani


Ourhouse ep. 1,2 and 4 by Nathaniel Mellors


nui simu (that’s us) by marinella senatore