MILAN MACHINIMA FESTIVAL MMXXII
EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE FOR EVERYTHING TO STAY THE SAME
March 21-27 2022
Milan, Italy and online
The MILAN MACHINIMA FESTIVAL MMXXII returns with a hybrid format —both online and in situ screenings — after a long disruption in the face of an unprecedented global crisis. The festival program is now online: 25 works of machinima and game video created by 21 artists representing 9 countries are featured in two distinct sections — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE (March 26 2022, IRL) and FOR EVERYTHING TO STAY THE SAME (March 21-27 2022, online) — for a total of 11 programs.
Below is a breakdown of all the features:
EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE (Museum of Interactive Cinema, Milan, March 26 2022): MACHINEMA (MACHINE CINEMA), BRAND NEW YOU ARE RETRO, and MADE IN ITALY
FOR EVERYTHING TO STAY THE SAME (March 21-27 2022, online): THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE AI, BAD TALES, SONG TO SONG, GAME VIDEO ESSAY, IDENTITIES/INTIMACIES, HISTORIES/HERSTORIES, NO DRAMA, PLEASE, and GAME OVER PRESENTS: THIS IS NOT A GAME.
Artist line-up: Lorenzo Antei (Italy), Nicolas Bailleul (France), David Blandy (England), Beatrice Carpina (Italy), Sam Crane (England), Federica di Pietrantonio (Italy), Marie Foulston and The Grannies (England/Australia), Jamie Janković (England), Steffanie Padilla (United States), Juan Poyuan (Taipei), Giulio Piacentini (Italy), Kelly Rabbachin (Italy), Phil Rice (United States), Sjors Rigters (The Netherlands), Sara Sadik (France), Paolo Santagostino (Italy), Jordy Veenstra (The Netherlands), Cris Ubermann (France), Arne Vogelgesang (Germany), and Mathias Wolff (Germany).
This year the curators are unlocking the online various features gradually, like levels of a video game. The online section comprises seven back-to-back features and one special screening.
The first two — THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE AI — featuring works by Phil Rice (US) and Beatrice Carpina (IT) — and SONG TO SONG - featuring machinima by Paolo Santagostino (IT) and Lorenzo Antei (IT) are now available.
For more updates, keep an eye on the festival's Twitter account.
LINK: MMF MMXXII