The Flick! Experimental Film Festival is s a platform for filmmakers and artists experimenting with film processes and narratives. We understand experimental, innovative, and creative films as pieces that offer uncanny points of view and methods of filmmaking, and works involving risk-taking problem-solving in telling a story through images in movement.

2021 is the first year the Flick! will be themed: Rituals, Sanctuaries, and Liturgies

During this last Pandemic year, many of us have turned to ways of making sense of the world around us and within us. New for some, traditional for others, what role have rituals and liturgies played in our lives during this last year? And years previous to 2020? And here and now?

Rituals of life, death, procreation. Rituals of everyday life. Rituals of passage. How does experimental film discourse engage with rituals, sanctuaries, and liturgies?

We do not offer any awards at this time.
If selected, your work will be screened virtually and possibly in-person (Covid permitting) on December the 2nd.

Rules and Terms

1. General

2. Submission guidelines and materials

3. Selected films

4. Conclusion

1. General

1.1 Objectives

The Flick! Experimental Film Festival aims to offer a quality selection of experimental, creative, and innovative films, videos, and or animations. We understand experimental, innovative, and creative films as pieces that offer uncanny points of view and methods of filmmaking, and works involving risk-taking problem-solving in telling a story through images in movement.

We believe that by encouraging students, professors, staff, and the general audience to watch, make and discuss experimental, innovative, and creative films, we will be providing space and time for the development of learning and teaching skills and the foment of media literacy.

1.2 Eligibility

Submission to the Festival is open to short films, creative documentaries, video art, experimental films, and innovative visual productions for digital media completed anytime. MAXIMUM LENGTH FOR ALL CATEGORIES: 7 minutes (including credits)

1.3 Entry fee - No entry fee.

1.4 - Submitted films will be selected by the Festival Program Committee and screened at theUniversity of Greensboro North Carolina University Libraries (either virtually or in person).

1.5 - Participation

Participation in Flick! 2021 implies acceptance of the Rules and Regulations by filmmakers, producers, and their agents.

2. Submission Guidelines and Materials

2.1 - The entries and selection of films will be made into three categories:

Experimental Film
Experimental Animation
Experimental Afrofuturism
Experimental Video Art
Experimental Screen Dance

MAXIMUM LENGTH FOR ALL CATEGORIES: 7 minutes (including credits)
MINIMUM: 3 min.

2.2 Entry Form

The film should be entered online through the FilmFreeway.

2.3 Submission Deadlines

The submission deadlines are for selection purposes, which means the deadline for the Festival's office to receive all required submission materials is by September 30th, 2020.

The Festival is not obliged to view late entries.

2.4 Preview Copy

In order to complete the submission, the applicant is requested to:

2.4.1 - send a high-quality permanent link to your film. The link might be protected by a password

2.4.2 - and, if chosen to be screened, send a digital file, by email to

2.5 Additional materials

Requested in the online entry form: Synopsis of the film, a short statement of the director about the film, short biography of the director, and full cast and credits list. In case an item is not available at the time of submission, it will be requested immediately upon selection.

2.6 Submitted materials

All submissions and documentation materials must be sent via FilmFreeway

2.6 Selection

Festival programmers select and invite all films presented at Flick!. Films selected will be announced on our website and Facebook. Filmmakers selected to participate will be notified prior to this date.

3. Selected films

3.1 Participants’ obligation

Participation in the festival requires unconditional adherence to its regulations as set out here.

3.3.2 Promotion

For the promotion of the entire selection and of each selected film, the Festival website is allowed to use any photo or digital film clip.

3.4 Video Library / Preview platform

Selected films will be made available after the Festival in the Video Library. By accepting to be part of the Festival the rights owners grant permission for their film to be included in our online Video Library.

4. Conclusion

Entry and participation of films imply unconditional acceptance of the regulations. In unspecified cases, Festival Management will make a final decision.
LIMITED RIGHTS GRANTED TO Flick! - Flick! reserves the right to edit and use your content for the purposes of promoting the Flick! Experimental Film Festival, or website.

Overall Rating
  • 63 film festivals and this one made me feel like I actually was a part of it. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

    February 2022
  • Happy of the official selection and Award for my dance film FLOW. Great Festival.

    January 2021