Giorgio Armani’s filmmaking course, Armani/Laboratorio Project, is going global as it returns for its second instalment.
The intensive programme will take place in Milan, Italy later this year (18), and while it was only open to Italians when it debuted in 2017, this time the organisers are accepting applications from budding filmmakers from around the world.
Offered free of charge to young students, the 10-day programme is comprised of eight subjects, including directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, make-up and hair styling.
All will be taught by stand-out names in international cinema, while this year’s course will be overseen by Italian director Luca Guadagnino, whose film Call Me by Your Name was nominated for four Academy Awards this year, winning the Best Adapted Screenplay accolade.
“Growth, identity, the new world of women – these are the themes we’ll concentrate on,” the 46-year-old filmmaker explained in a press release. “Universal but also topical themes, and therefore very Armani.”
The project will conclude with a film created by both students and mentors.
“Cinema, like fashion, enchants us with the use of images,” the designer added. “It’s the product of teamwork in which the end result depends on everyone’s contribution. Armani/Laboratorio is my idea of a ‘film atelier’ where stories are created by students working together with guidance and support from the most highly skilled key players in the industry.”
Applications are being accepted until 2 October through the Silos section of Armani’s official website.
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