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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Vanda Ladeira | United Kingdom | 00:09:17 | 2020 English Alder is a guardian spirit that protects the forest and nature. It takes the shape of a female-tree form embodying the Alder tree’s inner qualities of protection against malevolent beings and humans. When a handsome young forager strays into Alder’s glade, it opens the possibility… Read more »

Rusalka Variations

Hubertus Hinse | Germany | 00:08:32 | 2020 German Inspired by Antonín Dvořák’s opera “Rusalka”. Variations of intimacy. During his trip to a hotel, radio presenter Prinz is haunted by fragmentary memories. Did he drown Rusalka, the woman he loves? Uncertain, he enters the suite. Suddenly Rusalka appears before his eyes – in the form… Read more »

Mother’s Apricot Compote

Nia Fekri | United Kingdom | 00:23:23 | 2020 Arabic, English, Persian A fragmentary narrative of two women whose lives are distant from each other yet hold traces of one another. This film conjures the ghosts that hover over the day to day lives of these two women; it is a rumination on the experience… Read more »

A New Vision

Michael Strauss | United States | 00:06:00 | 2020 English A Film by Michael Strauss Words & Music by Darpan + Temple Step Project In these unprecedented times we are faced with an opportunity to help bring us back to a point of balance. This invocation has been created to help facilitate what is being… Read more »


Antonio AMARAL | France | 01:26:32 | 2020 French PEDRO is a homeless man. He wants to make a movie in order to understand cinema. AYA is a first-time filmmaker. She agrees to help him. But AYA is in the grip of doubt… What’s behind PEDRO’s film project? Cast Ariane LOUIS Filipe DIONISIO Writer Antonio… Read more »

The Human Conservation Experiment

Kornblum Bierstadt Katz | United States | 01:09:40 | 2020 English After humanity’s self-destruction, a trans man repulsed by pregnancy and children becomes the best hope for the continuation of the species. Cast Kornblum Bierstadt Katz Writer Kornblum Bierstadt Katz Producer Kornblum Bierstadt Katz


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

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 »