OFFF Barcelona 2011
Roots at OFFF Paris 2010
A wide range of special events takes place simultaneously within the festival. Over 70 conferences; performances; exhibitions; screenings of animation (motion graphics, microfilms, title sequences); interactive installations; collectives and artists market fair; social / networking chill-out areas; inspiring parties; and much more.
The festival is divided into seven major sections: Roots, Openroom, Workshops, Showplace, Mercadillo, Cinexin & Chillax.
ROOTS – OFFF’s heart
Roots is OFFF’s heart. The pillar the festival is supported on. Its centre of gravity. Roots is the stage where the main artists of our time go to share their ideas, projects and experiences with the audience. Artists in the most contemporary sense of the word –designers, inventors, moviemakers, illustrators, developers-, capable of turning a conference into a creative event as inspired as inspiring.
The constant demands of artists by OFFF’s audience and the creators themselves, who maintain permanent communication with the organization through the festival’s web and ramifications 2.0 during the year, are now made real with Bis, a second stage thanks to which the Roots program is duplicated in quantity and quality. Bis is Roots’ natural extension, a place which will be used to hold even more artists without a need to extend OFFF to more than three days.
From 2011, Roots is more. And better.
OPENROOM – The rising talents scene
OFFF feeds the future. Not only from its aesthetic position. OFFF creates future. It does it in Openroom, a completely devoted stage for emerging talent where new artists are given the chance to make a name for themselves in front of their natural audience. With an identical format to Roots, one hour long conferences, Openroom outlines a possible future: belonging to those creators who fill its programme year after year.
Thanks to Openroom, OFFF speaks out as an enterprising event, constantly looking for new sensations, committed to its time and capable of creating feasible realities from its role as a beacon of contemporary creation.
Openroom at OFFF Paris 2010
WORKSHOPS – The interactive learning
The workshops area provide a valuable way of engaging attendees in a process of interactive learning.
SHOWPLACE – The exhibition area
This is the exhibition space. It hosts interactive installations, generative software pieces, sound art, ‘playground of tools’, and much more.
CINEXIN – The screening room
Cinexín is the area where, for three days, a complete programme of audiovisual work specifically selected by OFFF’s art directors is projected. A cosy place where you can enjoy some of the best productions of the season and even contrast opinions with the rest of the attendees. An essential complement to the rest of the OFFF programme, essential to be able to find all the good going on in the map of contemporary creation in electronic media.
MERCADILLO – The place to discover and to be discovered
Mercadillo is the place to exchange products, projects and ideas. A space where, specifically organized by OFFF, a selection of artists, entrepreneurs, inventors, hardware and software developers, among others, have the opportunity to present their work through a rotating showcases program: 15 minutes to Feed the Future. They also have the opportunity of selling it at a stand during the whole festival, and also a designated area for private meetings, chats and business, strategically located near the bar.
The Mercadillo is meant to be a reflection of an emerging network of new business talents who work outside the mainstream: circuit bending snipers, robotics or interface designs; independent cells of creative activity; economy 2.0 guerrillas.
A place to discover and to be discovered.
Roth Mobot at OFFF Paris 2010
CHILLAX – The exhange platform
This is the ideal place to chill out, relax, and meet artists.