The Experimental Film Fest features Avant-Garde and Experimental films in any sub-genre. We want the unusual, the macabre, the offbeat, the beautiful, the ugly, and the truly experimental film. We want you to explore the medium in ways that are not only unconventional but entertaining.
Student films are judged with all other films for awards but are also judged separately for Best Student Film. This award is meant to encourage young filmmakers to participate in film festivals and to bring new talent to the screen for audiences.
September 2023 (Exact date TBA)
Bank of the Arts 317 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560
Festival Winner - Dreams - Douglas Alves Ferreira - Brazil
Critic's Choice - The Stream XII - Hiroya Sakurai - Japan
Audience Favorite - 30 Second Thoughts: Volume One - David Baeumler - US
MÓÐIR - Heidrik Heygum - Faroe Islands
Three Sisters - Lenny Gonzalez - United States
Good Listeners Anonymous - Stefan Kei DiMuzio - United States
Haptic Memory - Mike Enright - United States
Dream Hunters - Alma Mudrov - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Best Student Film: Are Dandelions Really So Bad? - Zach Robinson - United States
Collage 38.2 - Luis Carlos Rodríguez - Spain
Are You Listening? - Jörg Schrezenmeir - Germany
Galaxias tou Gala - Colette Copeland - United States
Infusion No. 1 - Lauren Henschel - United States
30 Second Thoughts - David Baeumler - United States
Films must be downloadable via FilmFreeway. If your film is password protected, please provide the password with your submission.
Selection for the festival does not guarantee screening during the festival. We may contact you for permission to include your film on special film event nights as festival selections.
This year there is a 15-minute time limit for films.