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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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 »

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 »


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.


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 »


LIUBA | Germany | 2016 | 12:57 English, French, German with English Subtitles Facebook Italian video artist and performance artist LIUBA continues her work focusing on the European ‘Refugee Problem’ and on the struggle for immigrants rights. The performance is a public play of the children’s game, Musical Chairs (called Trip to Jerusalem, in Germany). The idea… Read more »


Colleen Keough | United States | 2015 | 9 m 5 s VILLUSION explores the illusion and artifice of the screen. A microscopic camera scans the pages of a vintage Pin-Up Girl publication revealing the patterns and textures of analogue printing methods. The magnified view speaks to the mechanisms of media and the illusion and artifice of image… Read more »

Stille Vann

Annette Wirtz | Germany | 2015 | 14 m 3 s English, Persian with English Subtitles The short film “Stille Vann” was created in an inclusive working process by about 30 artists with and without handicaps. The band members of “Stille Vann”, a project by the inclusive institution Barner 16 from Hamburg, invented their own alter ego for… Read more »