Festival 2022


One of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves

is by building communities of resistance

bell hooks
The ninth edition of the ORLANDO Festival will take place in Bergamo from the 28th April to the 8th May 2022 with the desire to turn complexity into an opportunity to help bring about a new spring. 

We want to look at the crisis that has marked all, but also at the future: towards new metamorphoses (in formats, structure and content of the proposals) and towards the 2023 edition. The tenth anniversary of the Festival will also be the year of Bergamo and Brescia as Italian Capital of Culture.

The Festival site is already in action: we want to work on the privilege and responsibility that each of us has in contributing to a change, investigating desire as a strength that can activate and revolutionise.

Save the date, all your energy is needed to build the future!
ORLANDO is an international queer festival that features cinema, dance and theatre. It is addressed towards a broad, varied audience and characterized by its ironic, inclusive and welcoming approach. Our aim is to experience culture, overcome borders by broadening possibilities of expression and knowledge through multiple visions of reality. We want to raise a generation that is more liberated, and dream of a society that is more sensitive to equal opportunities, minority rights, gender violence and widen the possibilities of expression. We want a society that is brave and willing to explore otherness. During the course of nine days we bring valuable artistic experiences to Bergamo by transforming the city through a rich programme of films, shows, encounters, workshops and events thanks to our network of relations, cultural exchanges as well as national and international partnerships. The Festival and the association are named after Virginia Woolf’s novel. Her work clearly proves how cultural, gender, ethnic and affective orientation differences are indispensable to establish a cultural identity that is plural, alive and constantly transforming.
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