where:Benetton's Communication Research Center
address:Villa Pastega, via Postioma 54/F
Catena di Villorba
IT-31020, Treviso
tel:+39 0422 516111
fax:+39 0422 516347

Oliviero Toscani’s Creativity Lab (with close links to the Benetton Company and Colors magazine) is situated in Catena di Villorba near Treviso. More a centre for research than a school, it has numerous departments that deal with different aspects of visual images, design, and also photography and video. The cinema department is involved in several courageous international co-productions, and past products include Seventeen Years, by Zhang Yuan, a film that won the Special Prize of the Jury in 1999 in Venice. Those interested in admission to the video and/or writing can send in a portfolio of their work for evaluation. A number of annual residential scholarships are also granted to students between the ages of 18 and 25 from any country.