The project

We believe that culture can change the world.
We organise a multidisciplinary arts festival and implement inclusive education projects focusing on gender, interpersonal relationships, sexual orientations, body types and their representations.
We create a welcoming, colourful and exciting environment for everyone to live and breathe culture, interrogate reality and dare to cross borders.
We want a new, brave society for new generations. A society that is less afraid of differences. A society that promotes gender equality, minority rights and freedom of expression.

ORLANDO is produced by

Immaginare Orlando

Immaginare Orlando is a non-profit association. Its team includes people of different ages and diverse professional backgrounds, sharing their common curiosity and always looking for new inspiration and innovative approaches.
Immaginare ORLANDO was born in Bergamo in 2009 with the name “Associazione il Barone Rampante”. Since 2009, it has been collaborating with Laboratorio 80 in organising and managing the festival “ORLANDO identities, relations, possibilities”. In 2017, the association changed its name to “Immaginare Orlando” and took up the artistic direction of the festival.


Laboratorio 80

Laboratorio 80 is the oldest association promoting cinematographic culture in Italy. Since its foundation in 1958, it has intercepted buzzes, tensions and trends in the city of Bergamo, creating occasions to reflect on them through cinema.
It is in the same spirit that ORLANDO was created. To organise and implement it, Laboratorio 80 works in partnership with Lab 80 film.
Born in 1976, Lab 80 film distributes and produces independent films; as well as organising film screenings and film festivals. Its projects include: BergamoScienza cinema, Il grande sentiero, Laboratorio Tascabile, Mondovisioni, Un grande classico, Al cuore dei conflitti, Il nuovo documentario italiano, Il futuro della memoria.


Previous editions






3-11 May 2019, Bergamo

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