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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Dianne Ouellette | Canada | 2017 | 1:30:32 Rigger is a filmmaker’s journey through grief as she remembers her brother who died in a service rig accident in southeastern Saskatchewan through his friends and family. Cast Dianne Ouellette Producer Dianne Ouellette


Simon Williams | Australia | 2016 | 13:00 An inspiring journey that dives deep into the reflection of one man coming to terms with the breathtaking nature of time. Cast Phillip Hinton Joel Franco Josh Oliver Producer Simon Williams


Arie Hirsh | Australia | 2016 | 7:10 Facebook |  Twitter A short expressionist horror film about an elderly man awake during surgery, triggering what seems like a hallucination but is really an allusion of a disturbing future. Writer Arie Hirsh Producer Arie Hirsh Cinematographer Michi Marosszeky Production Designer Robert O’Farrell Editor Simon Njoo Music …Read more »


Brandon Polanco | United States | 2015 | 14 m Facebook An epic transformation manifests from a seemingly routine interview. As a failed every man begins to work through pages and pages of questions, time elongates. He finds himself tormented, isolated, battling the unknown, ultimately transcending into a heightened reality, discovering a new life between …Read more »

may I dance ?

Vasco Diogo | Portugal | 2016 | 3:55 may I dance ? is a short video-dance piece based on the recording of ordinary movements that were not previously rehearsed nor based on an existing music. The impossible choreography was constructed by a multi-track chroma editing process, fragmenting the performer’s identity. It is influenced by noise, …Read more »

Silent City

Stephen Chen | Canada | 2015 | 1 h 50 m 5 s A man on the verge of a mid-life crisis, who goes through his life of routine both stricken and sustained by opera arias which stand in for his thoughts and emotions that only he (and the audience) can hear.   STILLE STADT is …Read more »


Jan Chramosta | Czech Republic | 2017 | 3:33 A short vertical film about the power of advertisement and its impact on our lives. Cast Damian Odess-Gillett Writer Vanda Zaplatilkova Producer Janek Cingros Viewing Instructions

Welcome To Sugartown

Matthew Stolarik | United States | 1 h 37 m 37 s Worried about his impending death, an elderly shut-in sets out in a lawless town to hire a for-profit preacher (complete with his own malevolent God) looking for any sort of miracle to keep him alive. He strikes a deal with the preacher only to end …Read more »


Emmeline Cambrils, Dominique Birraldacci | France | 2017 | 11:40 French with English Subtitles A strange corridor. A lock. Lisa does not go home tonight, she no longer has her home. She is a victim who is imprisoned in another dimension … Who are the ones who play with the life of Lisa? Can a …Read more »


TAKCOM | Japan | 2017 | 11:25 Facebook “Pessim” is a short film depicting city cultures that grew in suburbs of Japan, seen through the eyes of a lonely man struggling with his past. It’s a dead-end, between Japanese tradition and western culture. Cast Kyohei Mitsune Writer TAKCOM Producer Nao Matsutake Viewing Instructions