HIGHLIGHTS: September 2022 EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Short Film: ECHO
Best Direction: 20/20
Best Cinematography: MIDNIGHT RHYTHMS
Best Performances: TERATOMA
Best Art Film: /NOT2B – The Last Fashion Show by Eszter Polyak
Best Sound Design: SYNTHESIS

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

/NOT2B – The Last Fashion Show by Eszter Polyak, 4min., Hungary, Fashion

Directed by Giuliano Salvatore
… or not to be. To get out of the body, to shed everything that makes you different from others. Everything resembling character, nation and gender, skin, colour, flesh. Everything. To reach the final stage of abstract. We now look behind the scenes of Non-Existence, with only one body left of what Man was, and the Last is about to surrender to Non-Existence. Going through six phases, presenting six garments from her new, now eternal, skeleton in which she is about to enclose herself. And the final answer is: not to be. But is it possible to give this answer? Is it possible not to be? Can the paradox be resolved?

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


Directed by Chenshuo Hsu
The Ultimate Samsara is a fashion film that explores the authenticity of digital identity in ancient Chinese rituals, and portrays digital fantasia between folktale, metaverse and reincarnation. It is an exploration of hybrid Chinese culture, fashion and identity; Using a 3D space to express the connection between Chinese traditional culture and modern society on cultural responsibility. Investigate self-identity in the metaverse via digital reincarnation and ancient Nuo dance.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

TERATOMA, 21min., France, Experimental

Directed by Pauline Beauchamps, Théo Delarche
At 32, a tormented and incomplete woman learns that to mourn her brother, she must let the mystery of her own existence unfold.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

SYNTHESIS, 3min., Turkey, Experimental

Directed by Sukru Ozcevik
We; We were born as a synthesis as a result of the contrast between the thesis of the west and the antithesis of the east.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

ECHO, 15min., Israel, Experimental

Directed by Tal Honig
Gaia is a young woman, a bass player. She receives harsh echoes from the masculine world surrounding her. Out of desperation, she runs away. The escape becomes a quest for her own echo to define her.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

MIDNIGHT RHYTHMS, 16min., USA, Experimental

Directed by Quincy Woo
In this conceptual, poetic narrative, a young gay man struggles with his sexual identity and spirals into the world of drunken facades and midnight afterthoughts, questioning who he is and if he’s willing to take the risk to be his truest self where others can see.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

DESERTED MIND, 15min., Mexico, USA

Directed by Fadia Monserrath
In the depths of a doomed marriage, a wife attempts to find herself in the light of a new cycle.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

20/20, 8min., New Zealand, Experimental

Directed by Jae Ellis
Filmed entirely within the boundaries of my home, 20/20 explores camera AI, various viewpoints, multiple mantis characters and animation to explore the idea of sight and information processing via an eyesight testing stage. The only voice that is real is the optometrist, and even he’s long dead. 20/20’s a generative piece – a chorus of distant cicada cousins bought together, AI puppet voices, moving viewpoints and a slow burn. Ideas of nature, looking somewhere else for help and an inability to understand or see anything the same as others are referenced with wry humour.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

EVERLASTING HAPPINESS, 11min., Australia, Experimental

Directed by Deborah White
‘The tongue-in-cheek antics of spiritual anarchists fighting for a utopian desire in a battle against the pathology of the post-truth world.’

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


By experimentalfilmfestival

Festival occurs 3 times a month! Showcased the best of experimental short films and music videos from around the world.

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