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Association Objectif V. Nice 

11 Rue Dalpozzo,

06000 Nice



Phone: + 33 4 93 88 59 35


Vue d'exposition © Kenny Briolotta
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Our partners 2023


Institutional partners and sponsors

Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles PACA 

Région Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur

Département Alpes-Maritimes 

Ville de Nice

Académie de Nice

Service Civique



Centre de Haute Energie

Hôtel WindsoR 

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild Académie des Beaux-Arts

Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian – Délégation en France
Fondation de Cessole

Caviar City


Le 109 | Pôle de cultures contemporaines

Théâtre National de Nice


2023 partners

La Station

Le Hublot

Forum d’Urbanisme et d’Architecture

Musées Nationaux du XXe siècle des Alpes-Maritimes : Musée Fernand Léger à Biot, Musée Marc Chagall à Nice

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

Grotte du Lazaret

Centre International d’Art Contemporain Château de Carros

Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle Nice ESRA

Villa Arson Nice

Panda Events

Château La Coste

Peradotto publicité







Hôtel West End

Hôtel Villa Victoria

Hôtel Busby

Hôtel Le Deck by HappyCulture

Hôtel Le Grimaldi by HappyCulture

Hôtel Hyatt Regency Nice Palais De La Méditerranée

Hôtel du Centre Ammi


Pavillon Bosio 

Institut d’Administration des Entreprises de Nice

Université Côte d’Azur



Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles / Paris

Institut culturel du Mexique en France

Centre culturel hellénique

Institut suédois

Centre culture irlandais

Mission culturelle du Luxembourg

Centre Culturel Coréen

Centre Culturel d’information de l’Ambassade d’Ukraine Paris

VšI Šiuolaikiniai meno projektai / Contemporary Art Projects by Julia Palmeirao Lituanie




Institut Claude Pompidou


Network and media partners


Forum des Instituts Culturels Etrangers à Paris FICEP 

L’Automne de l’Image 

Biennale des Arts de Nice

Nice Côte d’Azur Tourisme & Congrès

Comité Régional du Tourisme Côte d’Azur

BHS Media

Point Contemporain

Marie Claire

Beaux Arts

Le Quotidien de l’Art

Arts Hebdo Médias

Fomo Vox



Vue d'exposition @ OVNi
Vue d'exposition @ OVNi

OVNi association



to promote 

contemporary art and video art. 


to contribuate

to the cultural reach of Nice and its art scene. 


to perpetuate

the avant gardist position of Nice


to facilitate and democratize 

access to cultural content and meetings with artists and professionals. 





The association Objectif V. Nice was founded in 2015 by Odile Redolfi and followed by an invested and benevolent board: Martine and François Brody, Ludovic Cardon, François Fauchon, Murielle Mayette-Holtz, Françoise and Jean-Claude Quemin, M. Alain Serratrice, Colette Soardi.
The association organizes OVNI – Festival International d’Art Vidéo, artist residencies (project writing, directing and production), off-site programming in France and abroad, and is also committed to developing image education initiatives.
From 2017 to 2019, OVNi offered a contemporary video art fair, then in 2022, the interactive platform OVNi Online appeared to extend the festival’s proposals (project supported by the DRAC, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur). OVNi’s mission is to promote encounters – between artists and professionals and the public, between the public and artistic creation – and to enable exchanges in a convivial and joyful spirit.


A new proposal in the form of an interactive platform inspired by cd-rom games that breaks free from the usual formats, a new creation in its own right that presents the work of video artists in formats of variable temporality. As innovative as it is nostalgic, this interface brings together the work of artists who have taken part in previous editions of the festival: short works, video extracts, 360° images… In particular, OVNi Online makes it possible to build up a database of images, videos and installations produced especially for the festival. As the installations are ephemeral, the platform’s heritage, memory and reference purposes are all the more important. OVNi Online is a project conceptualized by Lili Benente with Kenny Briolotta, with the support of the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles.


Since the festival’s inception, a number of solo and duo artists have been welcomed into residencies during the winter season, thanks to the patronage of the WindsoR hotel. The first residency format, set up on an informal basis over the course of the year, is open to artists from a wide range of disciplines. The second format concerns the winners of the two OVNi Festival Prizes, OVNi Sud-Emergence and OVNi Cosmopolis, and the co-production of institutional invitations.
Stays of 15 days to 4 weeks are for writing, directing or production.


While OVNi was conceived as an artistic hospitality project, and the festival has succeeded in bringing together local players and multiplying invitations to French and international art institutions to exhibit video artworks in hotels, cultural spaces and unusual locations, OVNi has had many opportunities to extend its gesture beyond the Côte d’Azur. OVNi has curated exhibitions and video programs in France (Paris, Chassagne Montrachet) and abroad (Taipei, Seoul, Turin…).


This project is part of the cultural awakening and transmission initiatives called for by the French Ministry of Education and Culture. The proposed resources are in line with the objectives of the Common Base of Knowledge, Skills and Culture. They aim to contribute to an understanding of the many expressions of today’s world. At Objectif V., we believe that welcoming the public and providing educational support are of paramount importance. Nice. Since 2022, certain formats developed in particular in the OVNi Festival program, supported by the association, have made it possible to offer tours with mediation and educational booklets to school groups, senior citizens and audiences with disabilities. Objectif V. Nice is also planning practical and artistic workshops. To achieve this, the association is supported by experts.





>Founder of the OVNi association

 >Festival Director





Martine & François BRODY
Ludovic CARDON
François FAUCHON
Françoise & Jean-Claude QUEMIN
Colette SOARDI


Honorary members:


Pauline PAYEN (co-founder)

TEAM 2024



⭘Odile Redolfi :


Artistic direction and program

⭘Nathalie Amae :


Production – Scenography

⭘Lili-Jeanne Benente :


Project manager

⭘Stephanie Tolentino :


Cultural project manager

⭘Meriem Krikab :


Press relations

⭘Mickael Mugnaini



⭘Blanche Sautreau :


IT development

⭘Florian Gracy


Web Design

⭘Leonie Focqueu


OVNi Online

Design and drawings

⭘Lili-Jeanne Benente

IT development

⭘Kenny Briolotta



OVNi is 18 days
| 3 weekends
| 1 XXL Exhibition | 2 City & Hotel Routes
| 2 Awards, 2 Juries, Sud Emergence and Cosmopolis
| 1 Rencontre Art & Science
| meetings with artists
| screenings, events and artistic performances


Since 2015 :

+ 800 artists
+ 1100 videos shown
+ 35 venues per edition
+ 500 partners
+ 76 countries represented by various structures + 51,000 visitors
+ 45% international artists





OVNi is committed!

Concerned by the current ecological situation, OVNi is committed to respecting the environment through its practice. Find out more about our commitments: Sustainable Development Charter

OVNi is also committed to ensuring the well-being of its team, artists and audiences. We make a point of ensuring that OVNi is a festival where respect is a core value. That’s why we are committed to combating sexist and sexual violence. Our team is trained to deal with any situation that may arise. Find out more about our commitments: VHSS Charter

OVNi is proud to be committed.






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Pièce supplémentaire n°29 © Dominique Angel
Pièce supplémentaire n°29 © Dominique Angel


(Re)Discover previous editions of the OVNi festival, off-site events around the world, and the various prizes awarded as part of the OVNi festival.

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