Experimental

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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Death Offers Life – last moments of Vincent Van Gogh

Saheer Abbas | India | 00:08:00 | 2020 Malayalam The story is the fictional account of the last five minutes of the acclaimed painter Vincent Van Gogh who was a failure in his lifetime. Death who has come to take him makes an offer which Van Gogh rejects and accepts the hands of death gracefully…. Read more »

“TH SR” Second Version

Mimi Garrard | United States | 00:15:25 | 2020 English “TH SR” is a dance created for video featuring the dancer Samuel Roberts and the composer Tom Hamilton. Cast Samuel Roberts Producer The Mimi Garrard Dance Company, Inc. Music Tom Hamilton

I see everything

Brad Overbeck | United States | 00:05:23 | 2020 A structural cinema video using “found” clips from other cinematic works. There is no narrative (no-story-to-tell). Clips move to and from (by montage) one space to another with only minor associations. Some cuts are almost reflexive (up/down, loud to soft, micro to macro.

Dreaming Tango

Frances Barth | United States | 00:15:15 | 2020 English, Spanish A film about Argentine Tango and its place in the lives of five people: a young girl having to leave her country and lose her friends and family finds dance, a woman far from Argentina listens to her uncle’s orchestra all the time playing… Read more »

The road of the weather

Afroditi Tavri | China | 00:11:11 | 2020 Chinese Between the mountains of Xunhua, there is a very beautiful lake, Mengda Tianchi. This lake is magical. But, if someone wants to find it, it has to do a difficult and long way. Salar people know this road well. They are moving back and forth to… 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?

‘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 »

Reflection

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

Raised in Captivity

This is a video project consisting of hand drawn components, digitally rendered components, and appropriated footage. Sound is both appropriated and self-composed. Spoken-word is written by and spoken by the artist. I strive for destabilization, where a maximalist vocabulary aids in decentralizing the viewer as they optically navigate a schizophrenic environment that seems untethered from… Read more »