On March 23, 24 and 25 OFFF returns, the festival of reference that shows the latest trends in the field of creativity and design.
The festival will be held on March 23, 24 and 25 at Disseny Hub Barcelona, a few weeks earlier than usual, since in April the digital art exhibition "Digital Impact" will be held at the same venue for the first time.
The festival presents a powerful lineup in its 22nd edition, bringing together a total of 65 speakers linked to the field of creativity, design, visual art and digital culture from countries such as the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands and Spain. Among the special invited artists are Alex Trochut, Brian Collins, Eddie Opara, Found, Framestore, Timothy Goodman, Gemma O'Brien, the iconic David Carson, Joshua Davis, James Victore and State, among many others.
OFFF's program includes workshops, masterclasses, a competition for emerging professionals and several activities by sponsors and partners of this edition. As usual, the festival will offer free access to the Fun Zone in the outdoor spaces of Disseny Hub complete with food trucks offering gastronomic delights and local Moritz beer, and live streaming of the conferences.
In this edition, OFFF has the institutional support of Generalitat de Catalunya, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Disseny Hub Barcelona, Institut Ramon Llull and the official sponsors: Adobe, Wix Playground, Moritz, Houdini, and Zetafonts. This year's collaborators include Montana Colors, TEXIA, and The District.
For its part, OFFF Main Partner Adobe continues to evolve Creative Cloud to empower and support all creators, regardless of background, motivation, skillset or focus area. OFFF attendees will get first-hand access to the cutting-edge ways in which Adobe is innovating, as well as hearing from some of the best designers in the industry on OFFF's main stages. Following last year's runaway success, the Adobe Creativity Hub will present a series of free masterclasses that will provide practical knowledge to advance attendees’ creative approaches and processes. At the booth, designed to reignite creative passions, Adobe will also showcase its latest tools and products, as well as Adobe Live, Adobe Portfolio review and Ask an Adobe Expert sessions to educate, entertain and foster relationships across the global creative community.
In collaboration with Wix Playground, OFFF presents the second edition of the "On the Rise 2023" contest for young creative talents, offering a stage to showcase their work and receive well-deserved recognition from the international creative community. This is an opportunity for emerging creative professionals to showcase their work in Graphic Design and Type, Illustration, 3D and Motion and Web Design on the main stage of OFFF 2023 and win a mentoring session with the judge in the winning category. This year's proposals are focused on social good, on projects that benefit the general public and change the world for the better. The expert panel is formed from OFFF 2023 speakers: Alex Trochut, Eva Cremers, Rizon Parein, Jamhot. The call for entries is open until February 10. Apart from the competition, Wix Design Motion Team will offer showreel review sessions for OFFF attendees.
Following last year’s success, Houdini will present a series of Houdini Saturday Talks on March 25 by invited artists who will present some tips and tricks that they use in their creative process, followed by Q&A sessions.
OFFF 2023 VISUAL CAMPAIGN
OFFF, the festival renowned for constant change and diversity, is proud to announce its latest creative representation for 2023: “Cube.” “Cube” embodies the amazement and surprise artists evoke from the audience and begins with a set of rooms symbolising the diversity of the festival's speakers and artists' creative practices.
The OFFF's “Cube” campaign was brought to life by a team specially assembled for this purpose, consisting of Vasava, Barcelona (concept and creative execution), Found, London (CGI and motion), and Combustion, São Paulo (sound design and music). With its visually stunning and thought-provoking concept, OFFF 2023 promises to be a truly inspiring event that celebrates diversity, constant change, and the power of creativity.