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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The Velvet Abstract

James Hughes | United Kingdom | 00:06:21 | 2020 English A Short Film About the Environmental Age from a Team Spanning Six Continents. Cast Tobias Menzies Writer James Hughes Producer James Hughes Composer Jean-Pascal Beintus Editor Patrick J Don Vito


Daniel Schwachter | United States | 00:08:21 | 2020 English Experimental, nature film about the praying mantis in my backyard – and what it meant. WATCH NOW!! Viewing Instructions

Wave Form

Tiz (Daniel Tysdal) | Canada | 00:08:17 | 2020 WAVE FORM explores movie viewing, sharing, and making as a means of confronting the experience of mental illness. It illuminates the sustaining, transformative powers of film by transforming a variety of “waves” from cinematic history—ocean waves, waving hands, waves of soldiers—through the luma waveform scope, a… Read more »


Martin Gerigk | Japan | 00:17:17 | 2020 Japanese “Haiku | 俳句” is a symphonic audiovisual project for two Japanese performers, alternating percussion groups, soundscapes and rhythmicized video sequences. The film is an experimental approach to pay tribute to the extraordinary art of Japanese haiku poetry. Cast Eri Uchino Cauro Hige Writer Martin Gerigk Producer… Read more »


Nandlal Nayak | India | 01:49:00 | 2019 Hindi Budhwa – a native tribal realizes his true identity while serving to his rich masters. Despite being an integral part of the Tribal Community, Budhwa sabotaged its own people, culture, Identity, and beliefs in pursuit of his greed. Cast Rajesh Jais Subrat Dutta Vinod Anand Gita… Read more »

The Web Opera

Kate Jopson | United States | 00:40:00 | 2020 English “ENGROSSING & DISTURBINGLY REAL …” Cut Common, the New Generation of Classical Music “HIGH VOLTAGE MUSIC! A BEAUTIFULLY, POIGNANTLY CONSTRUCTED & BRILLIANTLY REALIZED NEW OPERA!” – Fanfare “GROUNDBREAKING … A GREAT 21st CENTURY OPERA” – RANDY NEWMAN With THE WEB OPERA, composer Michael Roth has… Read more »

Twisted Gift

In this film short, Melissa Michaels dances through her healing journey from late stage ovarian cancer to no evidence of disease. Weaving together images from her surgery, chemotherapy, and unique creative process, her story of liberation is transparently shared. Vulnerable, raw, and inspiring, a picture of what is possible when movement becomes medicine and faith… Read more »

The Love of Statues

Inspired by the Automata museum in Souillac, the film uses automata and puppets as human surrogates, and combines original material with found-footage and archive photographs. The idea of hypnosis occurs throughout.


‘Savvy?’ is an experimental English short film that has been made on the lines of a crime fantasy. The basic premise is related to a murder and the film strives to look beyond routine questions (of ‘Who?’, ‘How?’, ‘Why?’ and ‘Where?’) that are normally associated with it. Savio, a contract killer, is apparently raving about… Read more »


a man is watching the reflection of his hand on the window glass. and the memories of war time coming to his mind.