Armani launches film-making workshop Armani/Laboratorio again

CALLING all film devotees – Giorgio Armani has opened applications for the second edition of its filmmaking workshop, Armani/Laboratorio. This year, the workshop will be held in November at Armani/Silos in Milan. Notably, it will be under the direction and coordination of critically acclaimed director Luca Guadagnino, best known for his work on the hit film Call Me By Your Name, for which he earned multiple accolades such as an Academy Award nomination.

Giorgio Armani with Luca Guadagnino, credit: Stefano Guindani

With the principle aim of nurturing young talents, Armani/Laboratorio is an intensive, free-of-charge training workshop that focuses on eight aspects of the film industry: directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, make-up and hair styling. Working alongside Guadagnino as mentors for the workshop are David Kajganich (screenwriting), Lucas Gath (cinematography), Walter Fasano (editing),  Giulia Piersanti (costume design), Fernanda Perez (make-up) and Manolo Garcia (hair styling).

Guadagnino has emphasised that akin to the spirit of the Armani brand, the project will be forward-looking and future-oriented: “growth, identity, the new world of women – these are the themes we’ll concentrate on. Universal but also topical themes, and therefore very Armani.”  Indeed, for an industry that is currently in its own throes of self-reflection and change, Armani/Laboratorio has a promising approach for nurturing a new generation of filmmakers.

Students will attend practical and theoretical lessons taught by the mentors, and will work together to create a short film at the end of the course. It promises to be an unforgettable, albeit challenging experience, but one that will definitely prepare any film student for the future ahead.

by Kay Leong

Entries can be submitted on the Armani/Laboratorio website and can be submitted till October 2.