Experiments in Cinema v18.4 call for submissions!!
Basement Films’ annual international film festival is proud to announce our call for submissions for our next edition of Experiments in Cinema v18.4 (April 18-22, 2023 with an additional online version May 1-10. 2-23). EIC will take place at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, New Mexico and will consist of film screenings, lectures, live cinema events as well as workshops.

Our call for submissions is open from August 1 – November 1, 2022 through FilmFreeway.

For additional information contact festival director Bryan Konefsky at experimentsincinema@gmail.com or print
traffic controller Nicole Hoch at experimentsincinemasubmissions@gmail.com

We are seeking new and old moving image art that will engage audiences with the magic and wonder that IS un-dependent cinema! Submissions might be (but are not limited to) essay films, dance films, film poems, structural films, post-structural films, post-post structural films, underground films, abstract films, experimental narratives, experimental documentaries, video installations, transgressive films, portrait films, political rant films… Challenge us and make us happy (if your creative output requires fancy press packages, agents to be contacted, a world premiere, descriptions like “…think The Little Mermaid on steroids…,” or character development that can only be understood in terms of a traditional narrative arc, you might do well to find a different festival to screen your film).

Please note that Experiments in Cinema WILL be paying screening fees to all participating artists!

International and Alumni Artists, please contact us at experimentsincinema@gmail.com for a code to waiver your submission fees on FilmFreeway!

Experiments in Cinema v18.4
Bryan Konefsky
Founder/Director, Experiments in Cinema
el presidente, Basement Films
professional product tester

Our event is proudly and defiantly award-free!

We have no restrictions in terms of when your work was made or how long the running time is... Our only rule is that the work is remarkable and has never been screened at our event in the past. However, please note that by submitting to our event, you are agreeing to have your film screened at our in person festival as well as our online festival.

Overall Rating
  • Very happy to have shown a film again at Experiments in Cinema. The program is great and the team seems very passionate.

    May 2023
  • Lin Li

    EIC is an excellent international festival of experimental artist films with a varied and stimulating programme. It is very well organized and the communication is clear and efficient. Bryan Konefsky and his team are friendly and encouraging. I am grateful for the nurturing opportunity to have had my works shown in the festival.

    May 2023
  • A marvelous and generous festival. Bryan Konefsky is wonderful to work with and everything seems to be conducted in great good cheer—whether in-person or online. I've had films in the festival several times and the experience has been rewarding every time. Love them!

    April 2023
  • Narda Azaria Dalgleish

    Though I have not participated yet, I can tell that this is a rare and very special for many experimental artists. I feel blessed to have had 3 of my film screened in the festival over the past few years. I am very grateful indeed.

    April 2023
  • Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    This is the best experimental film festival in the United States. The diverse programming is impressive and wonderful. Just all around top-notch. Bryan Konefsky and the EIC team are the best. I am so honored to have my short, DREAMING IN ASPECT RATIO play at Experiments in Cinema. Delighted to be in such good company as well!

    April 2023