VANESSA VOX is a mobile phone artist living in France. Since 2012 she mainly works with mobile devices and apps. Most of the photos are edited in a painterly style or with retro effects and published on FacebookFlickr, or Instagram. The videos are spontaneous and playful impressions combined with music composed by Orlando Bay or by herself. They are regulary published on Vimeo or now on Youtube.

"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, 



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.
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, 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 info at 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:

Submissions for the next edition in 2023 are open

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

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 

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   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

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 by Trish Korous. Inclusiv a short background story.

December 17, 2017: my photo 'Mantis (4)is part of the 'Apps uncovered' series of 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, by Bob Weil. Inclusiv the background stories. 

November 5, 2017: my photo 'Shadows Alive (35)' is part of the 'Apps uncovered' series of 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:

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'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, 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.








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