Experimental

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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Rigger

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

This is What You Shall Do

Patrick Müller | Germany | 2017 | 2:08 Whitman’s manifesto for a poetry of supreme engagement – a poetry of the mind, body, and soul – told through LomoKino images. Cast Brian Wilson

Stenography

Lee Murray | United States | 2016 | 1 h Stenography is a one hour experimental comedy written in prose and poetry. It was inspired by historical circumstances in Germany in 1923 where revolutionaries from both the left and right fought in the streets of Munich for the soul of Germany and the world. The revolutions failed …Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

Singularity

Roman De Giuli | Germany | 2016 | 5 m 24 s Facebook An ode to planet earth, solely told with organic fluids and a tiny crystal ball.  Sometimes, the complexity of simplicity makes us fail to preserve the fundament of all we are and all we represent. But reaching awareness is not about the end, …Read more »

I + Another (remix)

Jim Thompson | Australia | 2015 | 2 m 57 s An intimate phone call between two lovers. Made entirely on the Iphone 5. Cast Michael Wahr Penny Harpham

Filament, Filament, Filament

Brandon Doherty | United States | 2016 | 9 m Inspired by Walt Whitman’s “A Noiseless Patient Spider”, we explore their surroundings.

Platopolis

Fernando Gómez-Luna | Spain | 2016 | 1 h 10 m English, French with English Subtitles Halfway between the tourist transgression and a dadaist essay on how to shoot, ‘Platopolis’ proposes the creation of a territory as a walking tour in a structure rhizome through the district of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, seated on a plateau at the …Read more »

The Betrayal

Susan Young | United Kingdom | 2015 | 5 m 40 s A traumatised woman trusts her psychiatrist, but becomes imprisoned in his prescriptive regime of psychological manipulation. Fragments of medical records interwoven with pulsing pills form a disorienting montage depicting the enmeshed relationship between patient and doctor. At its dark heart, The Betrayal is a …Read more »