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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Summer of Glove

Michael Buckius | United States | 00:02:56 | 2023 English A glove participates in summer activities. Writers Michael Buckius John-Josiah Hernandez Editor Michael Buckius

Turn Strange

Lauren Zito | United States | 00:02:53 | 2023 Experimental poem art film, with poem written and performed by award winning Maine Poet, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, inspired by the sculpture of Maine artist, Duncan Hewitt from a recent solo show at the Buoy Gallery in Kittery Maine. Cast Gibson Fay-LeBlanc Duncan Hewitt Writer Gibson Fay-Leblanc Producer… Read more »

The Smith

Desislava Chuturkova | Bulgaria | 00:11:35 | 2023 Bulgarian “The Smith” is a non-verbal short film based on the Brothers Grimm. The narrative peeks into a world invisible to the human eye. A skilled smith is tempted to sell his soul by the forces of evil in exchange for endless wealth. The bargain states that… Read more »

Night Ride from LA

Martin Gerigk | Germany | 00:05:00 | 2023 No Dialogue ‘Night Ride from LA’ is based on a real car ride at night from downtown LA to the desert near Palm Springs a few years ago. The footage was taken from the car by continually shooting single long exposure photos to document the ride of… Read more »

Checked Bags (Short)

Mark Cline | United States | 00:02:15 | 2023 English A combat veteran is traveling by a civilian airline. The airline now requires all passengers to check their emotional baggage before boarding any flight. After checking his bags, the man experiences the serenity of becoming unburdened by the guilt and trauma that he carries inside… Read more »

Best Self

Phebe Schmidt | Australia | 00:08:30 | 2023 English She is present. She is perfect. She is doing well. Cast Daniella Casmi Writer Phebe Schmidt Producer Gabrielle Pearson Voice Over Artist Ellie Baer Editor Zachary Bradtke Cinematographer Sherwin Akbarzadeh ACS Production Design Phebe Schmidt Ruth Levi Costume Designer Steph Hooke Casting Northside Casting Production Manager… Read more »

Over Lockdown

Tiago Penna | Brazil | 00:07:00 | 2023 Portuguese The end is near…

The Troxler Effect

Daryl Sparkes | Australia | 00:09:32 | 2023 English This film was created in 2023 on the first ever 16mm film camera – the hand-cranked 1923 Cine-Kodak Model A (hence the camera movement in the shots) – as an experiment using the techniques of filmmaking from exactly 100 years ago, to celebrate the centenary of… Read more »


YIWEN CAO | Hong Kong | 00:04:42 | 2023 English During the epidemic of COVID-19, many people are facing the crisis of unemployment. Due to strict prevention measures, Chinese Internet enterprises suffer heavy losses and decide to fire more than millions of programmers. And these companies use the word “Graduation” instead of “Layoff”…A common programmer… Read more »

Remote Viewing

Ray Klimek, Judson Evans | United States | 00:29:59 | 2023 English Writers Judson Evans Ray Klimek