MASTERCLASS PRESENTATION by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory


This masterclass will deal with the topic of interdisciplinarity through the conjugation of:

  • Art and Science

  • Memory and Imagination

  • Tradition and Technology

  • Theater and Cinema.


Leonardo defined himself not only as an artist and a philosopher, as scientists were called at that time, but also as an inventor. According to him, an inventor is a person able to create an artifact or an artwork by assembling different elements in a new configuration that doesn't exist in nature. This definition comes very close to our concep of Designer, which did not exist in the Renaissance; in fact Leonardo summarized in his work of art, science and functionality, which today is what we call Design.

With our film, in this masterclass we want to explain how cinematic techniques have absorbed Leonardo's teaching, by conjugating photography, editing and screenplay together with history and pictorial theories, in order to raise Nature and Environment to the role of protagonist.

Today this philosophy is supported by the school of thought known as Deep Ecology.



November 20, 2019, Wednesday, 2:00PM
Tanghalang Manuel Conde (CCP Little Theater)


  • Introduction by Mr. Finazzer Flory

  • Screening of his: short movie (24 min), titled "Being Leonardo da Vinci, an impossible interview

    • This short film was released in 2019 and won the following prizes:

    • Winner Best Indie Filmmaker - Top Shorts Film Festival January 2019

    • Winner Best Indie Filmmaker - New York Film Awards 2019

  • Discussion and Q&A