Voices on Vanessa Vox

"Vanessa Vox is a visual artist who has been mainly working with mobile devices and apps since 2012. She uses the ability to intuitively transform the spontaneous shot from her iPhone to an icon- or dreamlike representation." (Schleser, Max, 2021, Smartphone Filmmaking, Theory and Practice, 77,  Bloomsbury)

“We loved the emmersive and driving nature of the video by Vanessa. We were engaged and drawn into the sounds, motion and colors. Mesmerizing and a great example of experimental film.”  (LUMA TOUCH, jury of the Mobile Pictures Award, Mobiography 2021)

"Vanessa’s work is a combination of self portraits, abstract montages and Hipstamatic style street images." (Andy Butler , Mobiography.com,  «Photo I am Most Proud Of»2015, March the 12th)


June 09, 2024: my short film "Inner Eclipse" is now on Youtube. "...Listen to the falling drops—a life of eons swiftly strolls..."
May 4, 2024, opening of the exhibition, at 4pm, at MIRA | performing arts in Rua Padre António Vieira, 68 (Porto, Portugal). My selfie "In the Gust of Wind" was selected for this 17th edition of the MIRA Mobile Prize. Finalist images on the MIRA page and video of the selected works on Youtube. Go to the video of the opening day on YOUTUBE (my pic on 1'25 min., second at top left)
March 31, 2024: my short film  "Celestial Drama" is now on Youtube. A transcendent journey through the ever-changing canvas of the sky.


February 2024: I'm part of the article "New Year Resolutions"publicated in the theappwhisperer.com, by Joanne Carter, with my photo "Cup of Espresso" and a short text:  "A warm cup of espresso on a table in the sun. A moment of peace and reflection..."

 16th and 17th December 2023: MSC2023 Mobile Studies Congress Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China ( In-person, virtual and hybrid). Topic: "Go Mobile, Stay Creative".

 24th November 2023: my "Digital" was selected for the 12th MINA Smartphone Film Festival at ACMI, Museum of Screen Culture, Melbourne, Australia. Curation by Max Schleser.
 July 2023: my photo "Sunset" is part of the "Top 150" of the  MIRA Mobile Prize, 15th Edition (Porto, Portugal).
Publication: Book of the 15th edition of the MIRA Mobile Prize with the 60 photographs from the shortlist and the 150 best classified
 March-May 2023: I'm very honored to be in the judging team of MINA, a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films (Melbourne, Australia). If you have a smartphone film, take a look: Submission via https://filmfreeway.com/minaMore info at www.mina.pro. Notification Date: September 1, 2023

April 23-30, 2023: 12th Annual International Mobile Film Festival, directed by Susie Botello. Very happy that my video "NO COMMENT" will be screened in this festival. It will take place in the Marina Village Conference Center in San Diego, California. 

March 30, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT: "Reflections" (54 seconds) will be part of the "2023 Moving_Image_Arts International Short Film Festival" (March 30, Toronto, Canada). Free tickets on Eventbrite. 

In-Person Event: School of Image Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University, 122 Bond St Toronto, ON M5B 1X8 Canada. 

Online Event: Starts on Thu, Mar 30, 2023 7:00 PM EDT for 7 DAYS to look.

March 9, 2023: online screening of "Beyond the Curve International Film Festival", Paris. "The Missing Snowflake" is Best Experimental Film (Main Category): BCIFF Award of Excellence of the November Season.

February 8, 2023: "The Missing Snowflake" has been awarded 'Official Selection' of the "Beyond The Curve International Film Festival" (Paris) and nominated for the “ BCIFF AWARD OF EXCELLENCE”.

February 8, 2023: my newest short video "STACCATO" (56 seconds) is on Youtube, also in a vertical version.

January 31, 2023: Featured photo by Mobiography on Instagram, today @vanessa_vox (challenge "Shadows & Silhouettes")

January, 20 2023: "NO COMMENT" is FINALIST of the International Sound Video Awards in Prague.   

January 11, 2023: Vanessa Vox is part of "Art New Year Resolutions 2023 From Artists Throughout The World",  an article by theappwhisperer


December 11, 2022: happy to be part of the SMARTPHONE FILMMAKERS DISCUSSION at the end of the ONLINE Mobile Studies Congress 2022, organized by Max Schleser, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) in collaboration with Xiaoge Xu of the University of Nottingham Ningbo (China).

November 18-20, 2022: the 11th INTERNATIONAL SMARTPHONE FILMFESTIVAL, MINA XI and SF3, in Melbourne, Autralia. At ACMI, the Museum of Screen Culture and the Swinburne University of Technology. All details: Pdf Program and Tickets & infos: https://SF3MINA.eventbrite.com.au

Submissions for the next edition in 2023 are open www.mina.pro

October, 2022: "The Missing Snowflake" was selected for the 11th edition of MINA. The premiere screening for the main category will take place on the 19th November at ACMI in Melbourne, Australia. All selected films will be screen online (more infos tbc) and some films during the Mobile Studies Congress at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China. 

August 14, 2022: my newest short video "FRAMING" (35 seconds) is on Youtube.

August 10, 2022: "No Comment" was selected by the 8th Super 9 Mobile Film Fest.

June 13th and 24th: "Digital" is part of a slideshow on the theme « Medium is the message » which will be displayed during two academic events taking place in France (Paris and Dijon).

May 30, 2022: my newest short video "Digital" (1 minute) is on Youtube.

May 24, 2022: my newest short video "Glowing Shadow" (1'27 min.) is out on Youtube.

April 19, 2022: my newest short video "Interconnected" (1'33 min.) is out on Youtube.

March 16, 2022: my newest short video "Evening Clouds (Part 2)" (3'50 min.) is out on Youtube.

Febrary 28, 2022: my newest experimental video "Sounds of Clouds (Part 1)" (1'21 min.) is out on Youtube.

February 12, 2022: my newest experimental video "The Missing Snowflake" (1'17 min) is out on Youtube.

January 24, 2022: my newest experimental video "Water, Wind and Sunlight" (2'00)

January 6, 2022: my newest experimental video "PULSE" (1'30 min) is out on Youtube.

December 20, 2021: my newest experimental video "Meditating in Slightly Moving Forms (December 2021)" (1'42 min) is out on Youtube.

December 18, 2021: my newest experimental video "24 SECONDS OF MY DAY-Slow Fast (12-15-MMXXI)" (0'30 min) is out on Youtube.

December 12, 2021: my newest experimental video "Going Through" (1 min.) is out on Youtube.

November 20, 2021: my newest experimental video "On the Wings of my Feet" (1'06 min.) is out on Youtube.

November 13 & 15, 2021: second Mobile Studies Congress at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne) Hawthorn Campus and the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. The 10th International Mobile Innovation Screening & Smartphone Film Festival is part of this event, with a collection of short films inclusiv my "No Comment" in the categoty "Containing Covid-19" (screening sunday the 14th, Melbourne time 5.30pm)

Melbourne time 5pm on Saturday 13th: I will take part of the online filmmakers meeting (Zoom conference). See the program.

October 18, 2021: my newest experimental video "Call For Home" (1'33 min.) is out on Youtube.


October 06, 2021: I'm very honored and thrilled. "Where Are You?" is the LumaTouch Moving Pictures Award Winner 2021 ( Mobiography Awards 2021, created by Andy Butler)

LUMA TOUCH said: We loved the emersive and driving nature of the video by Vanessa. We were engaged and drawn into the sounds, motion and colors. Mesmerizing and a great example of experimental film.” 

October 06, 2021: "Smartphone Filmmaking Theory and Practice" by Max Schleser is now available in Amazon. I'm very honored to be included in this book.

October 02, 2021: my newest experimental video "Pigeons" (1'39 min.) is out on Youtube.

September 16, 2021: my newest experimental video "Swifts & Swallows" (1'00 min.) is out on Youtube.

August 2021: my short video "No Comment" will be part of the MINA 2021 screening, Australia.

August 2021: my newest experimental video "Where Are You?" (1'40 minutes) is out on Youtube.

April 2021: my newest experimental video "Behind the Curtain" (1'58 minutes)is out on Youtube.

March 26-29, 2021: my short video "No Comment" will be part of the Moving-Image-Arts International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada.This year an online event, with the topic "Zeitgeist". Free tickets on Eventbrite.

February 2021: my newest experimental video "Solitude" (1'42 minutes)is out on Youtube.

January 2021: my newest experimental video "Living in a Pandemic World" (1'55 minutes)is out on Youtube.


December 8-9, 2020: COLLOQUE PORTABLE PANDEMIX.MOB (online-French), with three of my experimental videos about the pandemic time: "Fragmented News", "No Comment" and a selfie short interview.Curation by the Mobile Camera Club.

November 15, 2020: my newest experimental video "Vanessa and the Lockdown" (1'47 minutes)is out on Youtube.

October 25, 2020: my newest experimental video "No Comment" (2'14 minutes)is out on Youtube. The corona virus and the pandemic are in center of the attention. 

September 26, 2020: my newest experimental video "Do You Feel Free?" (1 minutes)is out on Youtube.

September 25, 2020: for sale! The book of "The Quilt Project" Commemorating 10 years of the Mobile Arts 2008 - 2018, by Joanne Carter, TheAppWhisperer. A collaboration of 234 mobile phone artists from around the world. My "Shadow's Alive" is part of it.

Summer 2020: I'm very honored to be in the jury team of #MINA2021. The "Mobile Innovation Network and Association" (MINA) will present a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films in China (13-15 November 2021), New Zealand and Australia (via Urban Screen TV). Video submissions are open until May 1, 2021. Follow the link: #MINA 2021 .

August 23, 2020: my newest experimental video "Metamorphic Mask" (2'37 minutes)is out on Youtube.

July 2020: my newest experimental video "Backlight" (3'30 minutes) is on Youtube.

June 16, 2020: short impression "Leaves in the Wind" (1 minute)is on Youtube.

May 16, 2020: my newest video is on Youtube, "Shadows’ Life, in the Streets, on the Walls" (2'26 minutes).

May 16, 2020: my newest video is on Youtube, "Open or Closed" (2'30 minutes).

May 3, 2020: my newest video is on Youtube, "Busy Spring" (5 minutes).

March 28, 2020: my newest video is on Youtube, "Fragmented News" (1'19 minutes).

February 2, 2020: my newest video is on Youtube, "My Real World (January 2020)" (2'14 minutes).

January 17-19, 2020:the MINA symposium and screening will run in China (University of Nottingham) between the 17th -19th with further screenings to be run in Australia and New Zealand in the following months. With my short video: "Childhood Memories".

January 11, 2020: BLAUE STUNDE X (Köln, Germanyin the "Alten Feuerwehr", 13:00). My short experimental film "Unlocked Door" will be screened there. 55 artists of 10 years (2009-2019): "Blaue Stunde, ALL STARS"


December 2019: my newest videos are on Youtube,"Fragmented Selfies" (December 2019, 2'50 min), "Follow Your Feet" (October 2019, 3'45 min)and "A World in a Cup" (November 2019, 2'33 min).

November 2019: my newest video is on Youtube, "Dipping into a Flower Paradise" (Spring/Summer 2019, 4'00 min).

October 2019: my short experimental film "Childhood Memories" has been selected for MINA Film festival, the 9th International Mobile Innovation Network. A public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films in China, New Zealand and Australia.

July-August 2019: I'm very happy to be again a part of the #MINA2019 jury. The 9th edition MINA (Mobile Innovation Network),will present a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films in Australia(Venue in the end of January 2019. Submissions deadline: August 31, 2019 on Filmfreeway.

March 2019: "The Quilt", 200 square photos of 200 mobile phone artists over the world, will be show in Denver, USA, for the Month of Photography.


November 16, 2018: #MINA2018 Screening on the 16th November in Melbourne, Australia (Swinburne University of Technology, John St, Hawthorn VIC 3122, 4pm-7pm). Get the tickets via via http://minamobile.eventbrite.com

One of my short:'Living in a Daily Flow of News' is part of this event. 

November 3, 2018: a Film Event with three of my short experimental videos! Blaue Stunde IX will take place in Wetzlar, Germany (Wetzalcher Kunstverein, Hauser Gasse 17, 35578 Wetzlar, 17:30 to 19:30, free entry but ask for registration until 26 october at vorstand@wetzlacher-kunstverein.de). 

October 2018: My short video 'Living in a Daily Flow of News' was selected for #MINA2018, Melbourne, Australia. Yeah!

September 12, 2018: the Quilt Project is coming forward, thanks Lorenka Campos and Joanne Carter from theappwhisperer.com   234 art works of mobile artists on 1 quilt. I'm happy to be a part of this project with my photo: 'Shadows Alive'

1st-24th August 2018:I'm in the jury team of #MINA2018 and it's time for me to rate and give feedbacks.

The 8th International Mobile Innovation Screening will be on the 16th November in Melbourne. I'm sure it will be very interesting!

May 8, 2018: short video impression of #MINA2017, Melbourne. My 'Dreaming' was part of this event.

April 22, 2018: my photo 'Destruction'is part of the iPhoneograpy Central column by Diana Nicholette Jeon, topic 'What's Your Point of View?'.Inclusiv a short background story.

March 24, 2018: 'Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Vanessa Vox from France' by Joanne Carter from theappwhisperer.

February 2018: I'm very honored to be in the jury team of MINA 2018 (Australia), a film festival dedicated to mobile and smartphone filmmaking. Submissions are open on filmfreeway.com/MINA

January 06, 2018:I'm very happy to be a part of 'Blaue Stunde VIII' (Köln, Germany, 06/01/18) with five of my short videos.


December 31, 2017: my photos 'Open Window' and 'Old Books' are part of the 'Apps uncovered' series of iphoneographycentral.com by Trish Korous. Inclusiv a short background story.

December 17, 2017: my photo 'Mantis (4)is part of the 'Apps uncovered' series of iphoneographycentral.com by Trish Korous. Inclusiv a short background story.

December 10, 2017: two of my photos 'Early Winter in the Drôme Provençale' & 'Ready For a Walk' are in 'Apps uncovered' series of iphoneographycentral.com, by Bob Weil. Inclusiv the background stories. 

November 5, 2017: my photo 'Shadows Alive (35)' is part of the 'Apps uncovered' series of iphoneographycentral.com by Trish Korous. Inclusiv the background story.

October 25, 2017: my short video 'Dreaming' will be a part of MINA2017 (Melbourne, Australia)as well as a short Teaser Video in the second part of the evening. After screening at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne) the event will tour internationally to the Ngā Tonga Sound and Vision (New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound) in Wellington, New Zealand.

Self-Presentation video for #MINA2017: https://vimeo.com/239961998

August 27, 2017: My 'Dreaming' is one of the 23 videos selected for the 'Third Annual Femmes’organized by Micol Hebron. The Video Art Festival screening will occur at The Situation Room (2313 Norwalk Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90041) on August 27th, from 8-10pm. Admission is free

August, 2017:'The Mobile Art Quilt Project' is starting. Roger Guetta had the idea to create a Mobile Community 50'x60" Flag. One of my retro 'Shadows Alive' is part of this. 

May 13, 2017:Vanessa Vox amongs other artists in p1xels.com:'How The iPhone Gave Art Back To Mothers, Part 3'

April 28, 29 & 30, 2017: my short mobile film 'Dreaming' was accepted for MFF2017, 'The Sixth Annual International Mobile Film Festival' #MFF2017SanDiego.

March to April 10, 2017: my experimental video 'Portrayed Ol'Man Talking Silly Things'on the 'Eye Want Change' page for the smartphone film competition 2017.

March 28, 2017: APPArt Mini #7 Featuring Mobile Artist Vanessa Vox in theappwhisperer by Joanne Carter and Bobbi McMurry. Description of my collage 'Zest for Life', part of my new 'Triptychs' series.

March 26, 2017: a french TV report about Selfies in the C8 'Magazine culturel' by Audrey Pulvar (at 13'50). At 23'50, the group installation of the Mobile Camera Club in the Romanian Embassy in Paris('This is not a Selfie...'). My 'Flying Eye' is at 24'21 visible. 

March 2017:I'm very happy to have my short video 'Screen Reading' in the March selection of the 'North Portland Unknown Film Festival',Oregon  

February the 2nd, 2017: my mobile photos 'Flying Eye'is on the way to be print for a group exhibition: the photographic installation "This is not a selfie" will display the works of 17 mobile artists on the walls and mirrors of the Romanian Embassy in Paris, during the first "rencontres francophones de la vidéo mobile".

January the 26th, 2017: I made a very short video for the TrueView Interview by Joanne Carter, theappwhisperer.com. 23 seconds answering the question: 'What do you think makes a good Mobile Photographer?'

January 2017: the video editing app LumaFusion is since end of December 2016 in the appstore. I'm furthermore working as on the beta version for the next updates. Always more great functions! For shure now the best video editing app on the market.

January 2017: I had fun to translate some wonderful lyrics, from german to french. The begin of a music/video project.

Since autumn 2016: an interesting and exciting experience for me to be part of the beta tester team of LumaFusion, which is a new and absolutely state of the art video editing iOS-app. LumaFusion is developped by Terri Morgan and Chris Demiris from LumaTouch. Lumatouch homepageOn the appstore


2016, OCTOBER the 29th in Köln, "Alte Feuerwache" (Germany): My short video 'March the 7th, 2015' (2'07) was screened at "Blaue Stunde VII", Music by Orlando Bay

Topic: «Jetzt/Now», curation by Beate Gördes and Ria Gerth



2016, OCTOBER the 15th, at Disjecta in Portland (USA): 'April the 27th, 2016 / Screen Reading' (0'41) will be screened at the North Portland Unknown 2 Minute Film Festival


2016, AUGUST: 'MARCH THE 3RD, 2016 / WHERE ARE YOU?' on the 2nd place of the mDAC Summit 2016 (section for animated GIFs or short video art), Palo Alto, California, USA



2016, May the 27th: Mobile Videography Interview with Chris Demiris and Terri Morgan

from LUMATOUCH, by Vanessa Vox



2016, MAY 21th, 6 – 9pm: #HeForShe LA Media Summit // YouTube Space LA, USA, Organisation and curation, by Niku Kashef (Artist, Educator, Curator)

My video experiment 'April the 27th, 2016 / Screen Reading (0'41)' is part of this event.

Commercial media arts and the fine arts are both represented in one event.


2016, 6th to 30th of APRIL in the LACE gallery, Hollywood and The Situaton Room,2313 Norwalk Ave, Los Angeles. 'Femmes Video Art Festival 2016' (FVAF2), curated by Micol Hebron.

Screening of my video the 15th and the 30th at the Situation Room: 'THE HEART OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE' (2'25 -Music: Dark Bit Flow by Orlando Bay). PROGRAM: http://welcometolace.org/event/5206/


2016, MARCH: «Eye Want Change-London». My video: 'WHY CAN'T WE' is in the selected list for the public voting. http://www.eyewantchange.co.uk/new-page/

2015, December the 19th : my short film: 'Heart of the Kaleidoscope' is in: La fête du court métrage, Strasbourg, Topic: "Best of #mina2015 (mobile films / Australasia)"

10:00 à 12:00, Palais Universitaire, 67000 Strasbourg


2015, NOVEMBER the 19th to 20th, Melbourne, Australia, 5th MINA International Mobile. My short experimental movie is one of the 26 selected movies from over the world: 'In the Heart of the Kaleidoscope' (2'25), Music: Dark Bit Flow by Orlando Bay.


2015, SEPTEMBER 26: Nomination as a NEM ARTIST, "Each NEM ARTIST represent the New Era Era Museum as ambassador of the iPhonic Movement and Photography" by Andrea Bigiarini



2015, JULY / AUGUST: Carahue, Chile. Group exhibition. «LA FOTOGRAFÍA COMO EVIDENCIA DE LO SURREAL». With my pic: 'My Urban Rural Life'.


2015, the 19th of JUNE, 18:00: Uni Sorbonne, Paris 3, salle 123, 18 à 20h

"Mises en exposition du selfie (genres, publics, espaces)". La rencontre-débat réunira Nadine Bénichou et Stéphanie Dupont, co-fondatrices de la galerie Mobile Caméra Club, Omer Pesquer, consultant en médiation numérique, Yannick Brice et Vanessa Vox, artistes mobiles, ainsi que Laurence Allard et Sébastien Appiotti, pour Arts Mobiles.



2015, June the 10th: Mobile Movies Article –Audio Tracks within Short Films and Copyright Rules  by Vanessa Vox in theappwhisperer.com. Theappwhisperer founded by Joanne Carter is one of the foremost online ressources for mobile photographers.


2015, June: Vanessa Vox is now co-editor of the Mobile Movie Column of theappwhisperer together with Giulia Baita. https://theappwhisperer.com/2015/06/two-new-editors-for-our-mobile-movies-column-vanessa-vox-and-giulia-baita/


2015, 3rd of JUNE to 30th of SEPTEMBER: 'AVATARS', a billboard exhibition in 4 mk2 cinemas in Paris, from the Mobile Camera Club Gallery. With my Selfy: 'Flying Eye'.


2015, March the 12th: «Photo I am Most Proud Of», Vanessa Vox in Mobiography by Andy Butler



2015, February the 21th: «Guest Blogger Vanessa Vox» in 'Combo Apps'  by Tina Rice 

"She has a very unique and beautiful mobile art gallery. Her work includes self portraits and landscapes. What her work reminds of are Biblical Storytelling and Folklore. The images are filled with very vivid details with dream like state while you’re awake"


2015, 1st FEBRUARY: MPA 2014 (Mobile Photography Award)

My pic 'Meeting in the grass' is one of the «2014 Mobile Photography Awards Honorable Mention» in the category 'Macro/Details'


 2014, 4th to 5th DECEMBER: «Création (Photographique) Mobile», fruit d’un partenariat entre l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, l’Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art et le blog Photophores, dédié à la photographie émergente

Some of my selfies were screened there: http://photo-phores.com/2014/12/01/curation-creation-photographique-mobile-curatorship-mobile-photographic-creation/


NOVEMBER 2014: SVAW! 3 (2014)Stop Violence Against Women,Verona, Italy

Video screening with one of my selfies. With the participation of 135 mobileartists and almost 700 images. http://youtu.be/rI5G-pwe0dk


2014, 14th to 23th NOVEMBER: ISMA-Mobile Art (L'Arte è Mobile), 

„Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Trento“, Rovereto, Italy. 

Topic: 'Beyong the Conflict'

With some photos and two of my short movies:

Mobile Photos: 

Isma 2014 - International Salon Mobile Art

Mobile Movies, screening the 17th November, 2014:

ISMA - 99 SECONDS Awards and Mentions

Eight videos were chosen, among them my 'When Everything is Over' and 'Lost in a Dream'.


2014, 6th SEPTEMBER to 1st NOVEMBER, MIRA MOBILE PRIZE, gallery MIRA Forum,

Porto, Portugal, with my photo: 'Montreux Jazz Festival 2013'




2014, 5th to 27th of SEPTEMBERwith my 'Olive Tree in a Winter Mood', in the 'Main Street Gallery', Kansas City, USA 



2014, 3rd to 28th of SEPTEMBERMPA-Pocket Vistas, with my 'Old Olive Tree' at the BMFA Arts, Centre in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada



2013, November: "SVAW! 2", Verona, Italy

Stop Violence Against Woman, a video with the participation of 89 mobileartists




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