A collection of the best experimental short films from around the world today.

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  • BEEHIVE (do you want me to bee), 2min., Italy, Dance

    Beehive aims at focusing on the critical part bees plays in the biosphere as a deeply interconnected system. As pollinators, the bees make every sort of flowers and trees grow. Without them we are all lost.
    In a rocky and steep beehive two worker bees do not dance their lives away; quite the oppo...

  • BROKEN short film, 4min., France, Dance

    1 in 3 women are victims of violence during their lifetime, i.e. 1 billion women worldwide. Their names are Myriam, Adèle, Clémence ... They are 20, 35 or 48 years old. They are victims but do not always have the words to speak and to find help ... Since January 1, 2020, 11 women have died killed...

  • SUBSTANCE short film, 3min., USA, Experimental/Poem

    Looking closely at the human body, deliberately exaggerated, scaled, as close as possible, we can see the substance - eternal, unshakable, requiring nothing but itself for its existence.

    Excerpt from T.S.Eliot Four Quartets

    Alexandra Safronova
    Elena Vasilieva

    Dance company Will ...

  • MEMORY OF WATER, 9min., USA, Experimental

    Countries of Filming: Italy, Jamaica, Korea, Republic of, United States

    A visual poem on life, death and rebirth of water.

    Directed by Changhee Chun

  • THE SONG OF SONGS, 33min., Belgium, Experimental

    The Beloved yearns for her Beloved.
    Is he one of King Solomon's valiant or a shepherd went to graze his flock?
    Is she one of the king's concubines or a simple shepherdess?
    The Song of Songs is a three thousand-year-old biblical poem from one of the Books of the Old Testament.

    Directed by André G...

  • ZABLEYALO, 6min., USA, Dance

    Zableyalo is the first of a series of collaborations from the Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices and choreographer/director Jennifer Rose. This film was created with Cinematographer/Editor Robbie Shaw and Performer Maija Knapp. A dance work where traditional folk music is made visceral. The soul mad...

  • VISUAL POETRY: SELF LOVE, 2min., USA, Experimental

    The personal journey of discovering and internalizing self worth. This project is meant to recognize the importance of body positivity and self-acceptance by portraying visual metaphors that exhibit the internal thoughts of the protagonist as she dives into the profound depths of her inner voice,...

  • ARM IN A SLING by Extraterrestrials, Music Video, 4min.,

    Music Video for the song "Arm in a Sling" by Extraterrestrials, featuring rollerskaters Majentah Aquarious & Cassie Mari


    Directed by Areca Roe

    Cast: Majentah Aquarious, Cassie Mari

  • TUMULT short film, 9min., USA, Dance

    In a school auditorium, two groups of students move, meet, and part: innocence and experience on seemingly parallel paths.


    Directed by Marta Renzi

    Cinematographer: Jennifer Keller

    Key Cast: Rhode Island College Dance Company

  • UNBROKEN short film, 2min., USA, Experimental/Music

    "Unbroken" is a poem written by Jean-Sebastien Surena and excerpted from his book, "Quarantined Thoughts." The visual takes us through a sunny day in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY. People just living their lives. Try as you might, the white man cannot break us.

    Directed by Suswana Chowdhury


  • WAKE short film, 6min., USA, Dance

    “Wake” is a dance film that serves as both a mourning and a celebration created by Rethink Dance & Chamber 6 Media. This artistic story-telling dance film was designed with a purpose to educate and bring awareness to underlying issues that have become normal in our society. The project captures a...

  • LOVE IS WILD, 2min., Music Video, USA

    A music video for singer/songwriter, Jen Sygit, by award-winning writer/actor/director Michael McCallum about the different faces of love.


    Singer & Lead Cast: Jen Sygit

    Director Statement
    I've ha...

  • HOPE short film, 4min., Iceland, Horror/Experimental

    The apocalypse is coming. A lonely and bitter nun seeks for help to let go of her past and finally be free. The lights go out. The lights are turned on. And suddenly there is a change.

    Writer/Director: Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson

    Cinematography: Eva Rut Hjaltadóttir

  • A FOREST short film, 11min., Argentina, Experimental/Drama

    The past and the present are intertwined in an old abandoned house in the middle of a forest. Into the trees, Martin walks. A tragedy. Into the trees, into the trees. Based on the song "A Forest" by The Cure.

    Directed by Adriano Curci

    Produced by Christian Sotelo

    Director Biography - Adriano C...

  • OPEN THE WINDOW short film, 3min., Italy, Music

    The room of a hospital, two women waiting. The invitation to the soul to let go, the invitation to react for who remains.

    A woman on a hospital bed, at the end of her life, is struggling to survive.
    Another woman is waiting during those final moments.
    In what is the close separation between the ...

  • DON'T LET THE BASTARDS GRIND YOU DOWN short film, 4min., UK, Experimental/Music

    A young girl girl searches for a safe haven in an urban landscape and finds solace in her own creative expression.

    Michelle Bailey's follow up to her award winning debut film 'Dad' is a personal and poignant depiction of the effects of domestic abuse on a young girls mental health. In her own wo...

  • THE LEAVING ROOM short film, 14min., China, Dance

    While sitting comfortably in her living room, feet propped up on the coffee table, Star receives quite the shock. What ensues is a journey inward, accompanied by the faces and facets of her ego. This story is stylistically kitsch and told through dance for camera in five acts.


  • MOVING PORTRAITS short film, 3min., Experimental/Dance

    Moving Portraits is a short dance film by the two dancers Himerria Wortham and Raquel Cabrera. Born out of a yearning for elevated images of women of color, Wortham and Cabrera borrowed from their respective Algerian and Mexican cultures to create this contemporary series of moving dance portrait...

  • PLASTICPOEMS short film, 2min., Canada, Animation/Experimental

    Two concrete poems come to life via animated text and sound in this short unnarrated video based on Fiona Tinwei Lam's visual poems about marine plastic pollution.


    Directed by Fiona Tinwei Lam

    Animation: Nhat Truong

    Sound Design: Tinjun Niu

    Director Statement
    Each po...

  • POSITIVE short film, 2min., France, Experimental

    POSITIVE is a film and photo series starring three people with special skin conditions. Putting a spotlight on albinism and vitiligo through negative editing , the project aims to raise awareness of these skin conditions and the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination those with albinis...

  • MOMENTS IN PARADISE short film, 1min., Switzerland, Animation

    Plants are growing in paradise; one of them nicer, more beautiful and taller than all the other and provoke a disciplinary action. Against all odds has consequences even in paradise.

    Directed by bellopropello

  • THE DRY SALVAGES short film, 5min., Dance/Experimental

    An experimental dance film that blurs the grace of reality and explores the sense of connection and disconnection.

    Directed by Agnes Maska

    Cast: Madeleine Lee, Chase Yi, Daniel Dasent, Mark Chinnery


  • VAINSANITY, 7min., USA, Drama/Experimental/Action

    A man attempts to get the best out of himself for himself.

    Writer/Director: Pierre Schlumberger

    Produced by Danielle Afori

    Cast: Josh Hardwick

    Cinematographer: Christopher Pilarski

  • HALLOWSTIDE short film, 4min., USA, Animation/Experimental

    Dreamy, haunting forms transform, then ascend into a new spiritual world.

    Writer/Director: Steve Socki

    Music/Sound: Gary Chang

    Director Statement
    Steve Socki Aritst’s Statement Oct 2017

    "Hallowstide" is a non-narrative animated film; it is intended to be viewed as a visual poem. I was inspire...