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Festival ORLANDO 2024 - 11th Edition

03 May 2024 - 12 May 2024
Bergamo, Italy

ORLANDO is an international queer festival of cinema, dance, theater and meetings.

By bringing to Bergamo valuable artistic experiences, the festival transforms the city into a meeting space to overcome stereotypes and broaden the horizon of possibilities. Films, performances, exhibitions and workshops are some elements of the rich program created within a network of relationships, cultural exchanges and national and international partnerships. The project takes its name from Virginia Woolf’s novel and is a concrete example of how differences (on a cultural, gender, geographical origin or affective orientation base) are crucial for the constitution of a plural, alive and in constant transformation cultural identity.

After ten years of activity, the ORLANDO team decided to take a change, starting with the renewal of the artistic direction. There is a desire to embrace transformation as a value of openness and regeneration of structures, practices, ways of working, cultural offerings.
The values and the themes which are the core of ORLANDO’s missiin will remain: the gender perspective and a queer approach to culture and society, the focus on marginalized segments of the population, the multidisciplinarity of languages, the vocation and ability to network with institutions, cultural enterprises, private partners on a local, national and international level, the promotion of culture as a fundamental tool to create well-being, empowerment, capacity of change, and equity.

The 11th edition of the Festival will also see the introduction of some new features: performances designed for public spaces, a focus on migration issues, and openness to new networks and collaborations, especially with the local queer activism.

ORLANDO Festival 2024 will take place in Bergamo from May 3 to 12, 2024, and will host artists and companies from Italy, United Kingdom and France, as well as a rich film program with international hosts and a schedule of meetings and workshops.

Practical info

Pricerange per day

Under 10 euro


Partner hotel , Youth hostel , AirBnb


Fast snack , Snack bar , Self service resto , Resto , Star resto , Veggie/vegan , Gluten-lactose free

Main target group

16 - 25 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o , Above 50 y/o

Directions & transport

Car park , Train/tram/bus , Airport (max 20km)


City center , Suburbs

Average attendence per day

2000 to 10.000 attendees

Art disciplines

Contemporary Dance , Digital Arts , Film , Interdisciplinary , Theater

Support for disabled people