Short Film: GORILLA IN THE WASHING MACHINE, 8min., Estonia Animation/Experimental

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Late at night, there are animals minding their own business beside a lake. Some of them meet at the end, and then they drink tea and making sticky rice happily together ever since.
NB: This is a film built entirely on sex metaphors, view with caution.

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Short Film: BEHOLD THE MAN, 4min., Italy, Music Short

C120b0ae40 posterTaking inspiration from a science fiction novel from 1969 by Michael Moorcock, the story is about a modern version of the first human being, who appears on earth as an adult child, being enthusiastic for discovering the great inebriation that freedom can give, the liberation of the body using the metaphor of dance. Something that makes you lose the brakes, make you sweat and feel good. Then it happens that when you come into contact with other human beings who are learning like you to manage their freedom, you stumble on the concept of limit.

Director Biography – Vivian Vivas (SANKOFA)

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Vivian Vivas is an artist with a strong background in photography, video, performance, and film. Her work seeks to invite conversations about cultural and philosophical issues through experimental art forms and interrogate the role of art in culture. From extensive travel focused on indigenous cultures, rituals, and aesthetics, Vivian infuses visual anthropology, sound, movement, and performance in her work. An interest in photography that began in childhood has taken Vivian around the world as an artist. She has traveled in South America, India, and Africa, documenting indigenous communities to experience the roots of their culture and traditions and express them in an experimental way.

Director Statement

Vivian Vivas purpose of work is to welcome the unconscious mind to open a door where one can experience pure emotions behind images. She dreams that people cease to identify with races, borders, and the forms that we call personalities, and surrender to the power of Oneness of life. Her conceptual work is her art piece, which then directs the media she uses—from experimental film to performance and installation.

Short Film: TARAH WHO? – HURT, 4min., USA, Music Video

Trying to write this, without letting a tear go.
Sad is not even the appropriate word.
Can’t even be mad, I don’t even have time.
Looking back the only thing that makes me smile is your speech, your words, your fake-ness… so ..
No, I’m not mad my friend.


  • Tarah Who?
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Javier Arcelus Cano
  • Benny “The Jet” Urquidez
  • Javier Arcelus Cano
  • Maria Quintana
    Director of Photography
  • Nupur Mehrotra
  • Maria Quintana
  • Apoorv Arora
    Co Producer

Short Film: WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME BUS, 2min., Portugal, Experimental

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We are all on the same bus, but some of us are more awake than others.

  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2019
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LA Experimental Festival Testimonial – May 12 2020

Myrna Packer

Matthew and the team at the festival were great to work with. We were thrilled to be a part of it and honored to receive the Best Cinematography Award. Since we were not able to attend, it was great to receive the video of the audience’s feedback. This is a wonderful festival!

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Experimental Festival Testimonial – April 29 2020

Filmmaker Sophia Stoller (SCREAMING SHAPES)

It was great to hear that it resonated with people and to hear people’s impressions. We were actually able to attend the festival the night our film was screened, so we also got feel the energy in the theater as people were watching it, which was exciting.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video: