FUNDICAO DE OEIRAS - OEIRAS (LISBON)
07 - 09 MAY 2009

Since 2001, OFFF festival has been held in Barcelona, becoming the globally recognized and trendsetting event it is today. The three-day festival showcases top digital artists, web, print and interactive designers, motion graphics studios, and new music adventurous. OFFF festival provides insight into all culture media platforms.

But OFFF is more than an event about any of these disciplines. More than a design conference, a multimedia trade fair, or a digital animation festival. OFFF is an enthusiastic celebration of a new visual culture. After eight years on the frontline of digital arts events, OFFF has trascended its own nature as a festival to become a synonym for modernity, both aesthetic and technological.

OFFF is spreading the work of a generation of creators that are breaking all kind of limits. Those separating the commercial arena from the worlds of art and design; music from illustration, or ink and chalk from pixels. Artists that have grown with the web and receive inspiration from digital tools, even when their canvas is not the screen.

OFFF dreams about the future, and then writes the code for it. OFFF is an initiative of Inofffensive and 50Done: Inofffensive is the creative platform runned by the responsibles for the OFFF festival. Halfway an agency and an artist’s collective, Inofffensive operates on different media fields, from video to interactive devices, graphic design, installation and experimental music. 50\DONE is a multidisciplinary team that moves above and beyond established concepts. Working in several projects, from graphic to web, interaction design, video, curatorship and event production, its policy is intrinsically related to research and development, meeting the needs of the brands and public.

Roots
Is the heart of the festival: the main stage where presentations, keynotes and live performances take place. More than 20 artists and collectives that represent the cutting edge of contemporary visual culture, commenting on their ideas and creative process, and inspiring the crowd with their words.

Loopita
The place for experimental electronic sounds. A comfortable area to listen to live performances of electronic music by the most important and innovative names in the internacional digital scene. Essential for music lovers who enjoy getting lost in sound, and of course for those creative professionals, from filmmakers to motion graphic artists, who find in audio an essential component of their design projects.

Openroom
The area for the new names in the digital scene who are developing inspiring independent projects on the web or through digital technologies. A unique opportunity to use OFFF as a platform to grow and promote your work.

Cinexin
Screening room showing the OFFF Film Festival selected films, special sessions and retrospectives from the best names in animation, motion graphics, microfilms, opening credits.

Showplace
Is the main exhibition of the festival, where the audience has the chance to explore and interact directly with the latest projects from the participants in ROOTS and other big names in the international scene of digital arts. From interactive installations to generative software pieces to playful tools, sound art, illustration…

Mercadillo
The festival area for independent collectives and artist who want a space to sell their works, and other products like books, magazines, CDs and DVDs, merchandising…

Machina
Computer Room freely accessible to members of the audience to log on to the Web and check out the selected pieces in the OFFF Film Festival.

Chillax
The ideal place to chill out, relax and meet other visitors. A comfortable space with bar and restaurant where everything that happens is made by the OFFF audience.

http://www.offf.ws/#artists