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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Tim Moldenhauer | Hong Kong | 2018 | 1:01 Website | Instagram A surreal series inspired by Salvador Dali’s painting, highlighting beautiful make-up created by using NYX beauty products. ‘Idiosyncrasy’ has been one of the projects which allowed me to utilize my creative freedom to its full extend. I simply love the idea of taking… Read more »


Anna Kaminska | United States | 2017 | 2:23 This short movie is a contemplation of the spaces we live in. There is the physical space in which we are surrounded by nature, then there is our relationship to the immensity of outer space, and our minuscule part in it. Cast George H Watson Anna… Read more »

Creatures Of The Mare

Taylor Thum | United States | 2018 | 5:10 A radical film of nightmares

How To Make A Movie

Gabe Schmidt | United States | 5:04 How hard can making a movie be? Writer Gabe Schmidt Producer Gabe Schmidt

Just Add Water

Adam Vitums | Canada | 2019 | 2:44 An unhappy man, tired of his daily routine, longs to find beauty in this world. Cast Bryan Logan Writer Adam Vitums Producer Adam Vitums

Build Yourself A Birthday Party

Jason P. Schumacher | 2019 | 4:30 Facebook Cleo is anxiously trying to plan her own birthday party. Cast Natalie Rae Wass Justen Jones Martino Gabriel-Mayotte Writer Jason P. Schumacher


Clea van der Grijn | Ireland | 2018 | 26:00 Website A woman stands at the edge of a pier. She willfully jumps. Slowly she falls through water where time catches her breath. What are the memories between the transitional period of jumping and hitting the water when life becomes momentarily suspended. Alive not dead…. Read more »

Pixie & Dust

Cynthia Pepper | United States | 2019 | 29:29 Pixie & Dust tells the story of two teenagers who are transformed by their adventures on a treasure hunt. As they set off in search of the mystery, they discover a transparent portal in the sky. Their journey takes them through five color worlds encountering wild… Read more »

The New Mother

The New Mother is a 12 minute short experimental drama which explores the delicate paradigm shift between an aging mother and her adult daughter who becomes her caregiver… We explore the stages of grief/acceptance/understanding/and new beginnings in this suspenseful psychological silent film.


It could be Chernobyl, Chicago, or a dystopian near future; and it could be a world more wolf than lion, more hyena than either. “Prologue,” a video poem, based on an excerpt from book The Circus of Trust by Mark Tardi.