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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Derek Coté | United States | 2015 | 12 m 15 s Visual document of the abandoned, Arctic, Soviet utopia of Pyramiden featuring audio recorded on the world’s northernmost grand piano.

The Case of the Deranged Sommelier

Jim Lively | United States | 2016 | 10 m 47 s An experimental art film that is part Film Noir and part slasher flick featuring a wine sommelier that enjoys listening to old episodes of Perry Mason whilst he engages in hand to hand combat with an oil painting. Does he just hate art or …Read more »

Still Mad as Hell

Jim Lively | United States | 2016 | 4 m 45 s The movie “Network” premiered in 1976 and won a slew of Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay. It also possesses one of the most memorable monologues in motion picture history, when Howard Beale played brilliantly by Peter Finch galvanizes the nation, persuading his viewers …Read more »

Sticks and Stones Trilogy: The Words Spoken, The Words on the Body, The Marks on the Wall

Sienna Reid | United States | 2016 | 43 m 1 s English, Italian with English Subtitles Facebook | Twitter ~It’s not about her. It’s about what they did to her~ Sticks and Stones Trilogy is an artistic, visceral and emotional interpretation of the true story of American student Amanda Knox, who was imprisoned, wrongfully convicted …Read more »

Tea for Three

Samuel Vines | United Kingdom, Switzerland | 2015 | 9 m The film Tea for Three is a playful look at power relations, the illusion of confidence and control and a look at the role of women in the past century. Its experimental, improvised and has strong emphasis on rhythm and physical movement. The film is set in …Read more »


Jorge Romariz | Portugal | 2013 | 7 m A man and a cat live in a house. Through their objects, photographs and paintings the past lingers on and affections are conveyed.

Construction Assault

Laura Engelhardt | Germany | 2015 | 7 m ‘Construction assault’ is an essay documentary that examines the building and demolition cycles in Beijing’s periphery. It refers to the phenomena of ‘tuji jianfang’ (construction assault), a local building practice in which houses get built just to be demolished. The narrator travels with Beijing’s subway between the …Read more »

Having a Ball

Carl Knickerbocker | United States | 2015 | 4 m Man visits a psychiatrist.

Now Appearing in Bucharest

Robert Lawrence | United States | 2015 | 3 m 38 s English, French, Romanian with English Subtitles Bucharest may or may not be the Paris of the East, but it certainly is a daily dance between history and the present. In this short experimental film a montage of concert posters announcing upcoming performances dance their …Read more »

Dead Mall

Dustin Morrow | United States | 2016 | 5 m The mall featured in this film is, like many dying malls, a quiet symbol of America’s economic decline and erosion of consumer confidence. American shopping malls, once bright and shiny temples of commerce, have become in many cases like virtual ghost towns. Most malls were built in …Read more »