‘Architettura & Design’ this July at the ICFF in Toronto

Held in the Distillery District, the festival includes a special program of architecture-centered documentary films and discussion panels.

The 11th edition of the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF), presented by Lavazza, moves to the Distillery Historic District in Toronto. From June 24 to July 16, 40 feature films and 23 short films will be showcased in a one-of-a-kind outdoor cinema village.

The ICFF Architettura & Design special program committee is inviting all to enjoy four architecture films in July.

According to the ICFF Architectural committee, “Architecture is important, and this year’s selection makes connections between industrial design giants and social responsibility to workers, their families, and communities, revitalization of great architectural structures years later, and celebrating the works of Renzo Piano, one of the world’s great architects, who is opening his first exhibit in Canada in honour of his first building in Toronto. “


The ICFF Architecture films included this year are as follows:’

  1. Prospettiva Olivetti (Documentary)

Date: July 4, 2022
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Trinity Outdoor Cinema

Panel Discussion followed by the film – Olivetti Architecture

The Olivetti Company; innovators and survivalists

MC: Silvio Baldassarra
Panelists: Stefano Pujatti, Les Klein, Heather Dubbeldam, and Stefan Novakovic



  1. Paradigma Olivetti (Documentary)

Date: July 7, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Young Centre for the Performing Arts at The Distillery District

Panel Discussion followed by the film – Olivetti Design

           The world of design through the eyes of Adriano Olivetti

MC: Dragana Maznic
Panelists: Andrew Kuzyk, Chris Edmondson, Luigi Ferrara


  1. Precise Poetry Lina Bo Bardi’s Architecture (Documentary)

Date: July 12, 2022
Time: 8:15 pm
Location: Spirit Outdoor Cinema at The Distillery District

Panel Discussion followed by the film – Industrial requalification

           “I am an architect. I break walls.”- L. Bo Bardi

MC: Stefano Pujatti
Panelists: Jamie Goad, Nicolas Demers Stoddart, Benedetta Tagliabue



  1. Inside Renzo Piano Building Workshop (Documentary)

Date: July 16, 2022
Time: 3:30 pm

Location: Harbourfront Cinema

Panel Discussion – Renzo Piano Architecture

“Creativity is a miracle that exists only when you know how to share it.”- R. Piano

Panelists: Silvio Baldassarra, Amaury Greig, Veronica Manson, Francesca Molteni




The Architectural committee states that each of these films gives audiences an insight into the range of design from industrial to architecture to urban planning. “We hope that you can join us in one of Toronto’s greatest urban historical places, the Distillery Historic District to experience architecture and design through film and conversation.”

Visit the ICFF website at https://icff.ca/architettura_design/ for the trailers, ticket sales and any other information about the festival.