Experimental Brasil: Don't Limit Your Imagination.

Cinema is surprising us less and less. Warm screenplays. Themes approved by everyone. Surprises are not expected. Surprises are not welcome. A standard soundtrack for every genre. A standard cinematography. Standard editing. If you have seen and heard one, you have seen and heard them all. Even in the independent circles, this is the rule. You won't find trailblazers producing wild dreams, but anemic cow breeders milking air and peddling lies with aspartame. Our work is scattered here and there, in events not made for us and created by organizers who see experimental cinema as something lesser. The purpose of Experimental Brasil is to gather quality Experimental Films and showcase them to a truly captivated audience, in an alternative setting that matches the festival's proposal. An EXCLUSIVELY Experimental film festival, made by those who make and breathe Experimental Cinema.

Experimental Brasil embraces artistic courage and innovation, providing a platform for filmmakers who challenge the norms and push the boundaries of cinematic expression. We focus exclusively on various styles of experimentalism, celebrating the diversity of creative experimentation in the world of cinema.

We invite filmmakers from all corners of the globe to join us on this journey of imaginative exploration. Whether you're an experienced professional or a debut artist, Experimental Brasil offers a space where your unique ideas can shine. We believe in the power of boundless creativity, and we welcome submissions that represent the myriad ways artists can experiment and redefine the possibilities of storytelling through film.
Experimental Brasil is not just a festival; It's a call to all filmmakers who dare to dream beyond the ordinary, who refuse to be confined by conventions, and who embrace the beauty of artistic experimentation.

The reality of registrations.

The script is a fever dream by Neil Gaiman. The lead actress surprised everyone. From an amateur, she turned into a monster of dedication and drew a few tears from the crew. The cinematography seems to have been born out of one of Greenaway's finest moments. To cut costs, you learned to edit, and it turned out so well that your friend, the real editor, gave you a congratulatory hug. The soundtrack is almost Greenwood-esque. The direction could have been better but was far from bad. There are several possibilities for awards. It should be so, but it isn't. The vast majority of festivals will charge not only the festival entry fee for your film but will also charge a separate fee for each subcategory you want your film to compete in. This means that the excellent quality of your work as a whole can go almost completely unnoticed if you can't afford so many registrations. The organizers of Experimental Brasil have already been through this. They know how wrong this is and have decided that one entry is enough to make your film compete in all subcategories

-Best Experimental Short Film (Between 1 and 59 minutes including credits. With Meaning/Script).
*Best Experimental Short Film Director
*Best Experimental Short Film Script
*Best Experimental Short Film Editing
*Best Experimental Short Film Cinematography
*Best Experimental Short Film Soundtrack
*Best Experimental Short Film Art Direction
*Best Experimental Short Sound Design
*Best Experimental Short Film Actor
*Best Experimental Short Film Actress

-Best Experimental Feature Film (60 minutes onward. With Meaning/Script).
*Best Experimental Feature Film Director
*Best Experimental Feature Film Screenplay
*Best Experimental Feature Film Editing
*Best Experimental Feature Film Cinematography
*Best Experimental Feature Film Soundtrack
*Best Experimental Feature Film Sound Design
*Best Experimental Feature Film Art Direction
*Best Experimental Feature Film Actor
*Best Experimental Feature Film Actress

-Best Experimental Documentary. Any lenght.

-Best Experimental Abstraction (Any length. Pure experimentalism without script)

-Best Experimental Film made with AI (Artificial Intelligence). Any length.

-Interview on the festival website (text)
-Review of the film on the festival website (text)
-Video-recorded performances based on the winning films in the following categories: Best Experimental Short, Best Experimental Feature, and Best Experimental Abstraction.
-Films that particularly catch the eye of our judges will win a Video Feedback.

*In the future we plan to give cash prizes as well.

Winners and nominees will be announced on the day of the notification.

Laurels will be sent on the day of notification.

Interviews (winners and nominees) will be held after the day of notification.

Not all selected films will be screened live. All selected films will automatically be competing in one or more categories.

1- By submitting, the filmmaker warrants that they are the rightful owner of the submission and do not violate or infringe on any trademark, trade name, copyright, literary, dramatic, musical, artistic or other intellectual property or personal rights.
2- All fees are non-refundable.
3- The Festival relationship will exclusively be related to the film submitter.
4- Movies not spoken in English or Portuguese must have English or Portuguese subtitles.
5- Films produced in any year will be accepted.
6- We’re happy to accept work that has already screened at other festivals.
7- Films in any format are accepted.
8- While the work submitted remains the property of the artist, Experimental Brasil reserves the right to use submitted footage or stills to promote the festival.
9- A director / producer may submit more than one film in a category.

Overall Rating
  • Thanks for your festival, the communication was excellent and the quality of the reviews published on your website are honestly Amazing. Very proud to have been selected and very proud to have won prices. Long life to Experimental Brazil.

    May 2024
    Response from festival:

    Dear Michael,
    The artistic experience that your film Memory Of Water provided us with was one of the main incentives we could gain to continue with our festival last season. Encouraging and reviewing a work like this is an honor. Regards.

  • Sotiris Charizanis

    A very communicative and responsive to e-mails new film festival that also gives the opportunity for a published interview to the artists. As a new film director, I am very thankful that the festival team trusted my film and selected it as a Finalist and I wish to continue its good work and develop to one of the greatest experimental film festivals.

    May 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Sotiris! May you continue to produce such beautiful and reflective films. Cheers.

  • martin del carpio

    Great festival to be a part of!

    April 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Martin. You're always welcome!

  • great works, we love to be part of it

    April 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank you!

  • Zainab Lascandri

    A great festival program to discover sophisticated art. I always received an answer to my questions within a very short time. In this sense we are proud and happy that our film BACKCAGE was selected.

    April 2024
    Response from festival:

    Showing an experimental musical work like yours at our festival was a pleasant experience. You're always welcome.