Experimental cinema or avant-garde cinema is a mode of filmmaking that rigorously re-evaluates cinematic conventions and explores non-narrative forms and alternatives to traditional narratives or methods of working.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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In the Dark

Chris Furby | United Kingdom | 2016 | 1:18:00 English, French, German with English Subtitles An experimental feature that has a structure but no overall narrative. Every scene relates to being in the dark either psychologically, physically (at night), or metaphorically (we don’t really know what’s going on either at the local human scale or… Read more »

Elements 1, 2, 3

Tomaž Burlin | France | 2017 | 7:21 A trilogy composed of images from a tropical forest, water, and a building. Made of three short parts, three distinct periphrases, each characterised by a particular aesthetic and technical approach. The idea of periphrasis is articulated through the relation between moving images and music. Writer Tomaž Burlin… Read more »

00 : 31

Jac Kessler | United States | 2017 | 22:49 Facebook | Twitter Dyscrasia is a psychological thriller/horror that explores the mind of a young woman as she undergoes a traumatic event after leaving a commedia dell’arte performance. Cast Bridget Murray Taylor Watkins Sean Orlosky Barry McMullen Beau Thompson Jac Kessle Writer Jac Kessler Producer R…. Read more »


Nikhil Ghodke | United States | 2017 | 9:00 The film is a visual comparative study between East and West by way of juxtaposing similar subject matter. Producer Nikhil Ghodke

The Streets

Kelly Conlin | Canada | 2017 | 5:44 Website | Twitter A short experimental film examining the arteries of society. Filmed over six years throughout Canada, the United States and the islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis, The Streets is an auditory and visceral study into the pathways that divide and define our communities. Producer… Read more »

Natural Romance

Murray Robinson | Canada | 2017 | 3:05 Moments last only for a brief period. The camera at hand is the true way to preserve these passing memories. A couple and their dog hike through a trail only to capture the feelings that they truly express. Cast Murray Robinson Terri-Lynn Wright Nugget Producer Murray Robinson… Read more »

A Theory of Colours

Peter Jonas | Germany | 2017| 1:23:36 German with English Subtitles Expressionistic feature film about competing theories of colours. Some of the dialogues are composed of excerpts from Goethe’s theory of colours, prose, and lyrics. Other parts relate to Newton’s writings, in particular, to extracts from his theological and alchemical works. The protagonists/antagonists (John /… Read more »

The Pleasures of the Glove

Duane Michals | United States | 2016 | 6:00 Obsession turns dreams into nightmares as a fetish haunts a young man’s desires. Cast Maya Swann Vitale Writer Duane Michals Producer Duane Michals Josiah Cuneo

Cosmic Fire

Thomas Wiewandt | United States | 2016 | 28:19 A mesmerizing experience in the aesthetics of fire, filmed in slow-motion and enhanced by a blend of chant with exotic musical flavors from the Indian Subcontinent and beyond. This relaxation video in 1080p HD is non-narrative and contains no people or human artifacts. Producer Thomas Wiewandt


Darren Andrichuk | Canada | 2017 | 17:03 A woman steals a three month old child and then becomes overwhelmed and tries to return it with unfortunate results. Cast Emma Docker Nancy Von Euw Dave Peniuk Writer Darren Andrichuk Producer Darren Andrichuk