Thursday, 16 February 2012


Circuito Off presents the 13th edition with Sony Ericsson and Fabrica
Saturday 25th February at 7 p.m.
Lightbox Space, Venice

Circuito Off is pleased to present the “call for entries 2012” on Saturday 25th February 2012 at 7 p.m. at Lightbox Space in Venice. 
The event will be a chance to experience the performances provided by the new series of mobile phones Xperia by Sony and the talent of Fabrica’s new crew. Sony Ericsson and Fabrica, Benetton’s communication research centre, represent the spirit of the festival which has always been willing to discover new creative people ready to face the challenge of new genres and new media.

The night will be an occasion to talk about “video in the age of mobile” with Maurizio de Palma Marketing Director of Sony Ericsson, Ries Straver Head of Fabrica’s Video Department, Mara Sartore Director of Circuito Off and Chelsea McMullan resident video maker at Fabrica.

For the occasion Lightbox Space will be transformed into a “movie theatre” in which two special shows will be shown on screen: the first video selection from Sony Ericsson Mobile Festival (, the contest for mobile phones shot short movies and video clips made in collaboration with Userfarm – the international network of video makers – and a retrospective of Fabrica’s videos ( including creative short movies, social campaigns, documentaries such as Alex Healey’s “Unique Trades” a collection of short documentaries about obsessions and disappearing crafts.

The partnership between Circuito Off, Sony Ericsson and Fabrica will be put into action in Chelsea McMullan’s video trailer of the next edition that the video maker will shoot with the new Sony Xperia S mobile.

Chelsea McMullan, resident video maker in Fabrica, was chosen by Circuito Off to boost the new edition of the festival taking place in Venice Lido from 29th August to 1st September 2012 with a renewed artistic soul devoted to cutting edge video production and new technologies.

Chelsea McMullan’s videography, produced by Fabric, a was mentioned and praised by Nowness, Digital Dazed and Vogue Italia. The resident video maker participated to most of the major international festivals such as Toronto International Film Festival, The New York Photography Festival. Her latest documentary “Deragliamenti”, produced by Fabrica,  has been recently nominee at the Genie Award, Canada’s highest acknowledgement for cinema and its trailer will be screened on Video In The Age of Mobile night.

By invitation only.

Spazio Lightbox
Strada Nuova (Ca' d'Oro stop)
Cannaregio 3831

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