Peripheries is an experimental film/video festival that seeks to create an environment for experimental media artists to present radical works that defy categorization, and to be a podium for original thought within our experimental film/video community. Peripheries is a non-competitive festival.

Peripheries is a non-competitive festival. No prizes will be given, though accepted films will be offered a screening fee that is made up of the cumulative screening fees accrued. The screening fee amount is dictated by how many projects are submitted to the festival.

Submission Guidelines: works created from 2020 to today are eligible for submission. If your film precedes these dates, it may also be submitted if it has not had an official screening. If this is the case, please denote this in the screening history field.

If you are an artist who is interested in a screening of a collection of works, works that predate 2020 are acceptable. Please email with proposals or fill out our form here:

Artists who submit proposals for collected works screenings may also submit a regular submission. Both will be judged respectively.

If submitting a work that features voice or text in a language other than English, please be sure to include a subtitle track, if necessary.

Overall Rating
  • José-Luis Rangel

    I was offered a screening fee which I accepted, then never heard from the festival again, even after I wrote a mail and an instagram message. I am grateful for the selection and think the program was excellent, but I would have expected an answer to my messages at the very least.

    August 2022
  • Michael Lyons

    Thank you for supporting unusual work.

    April 2022
  • Well organized festival with a great selection of films. I really enjoyed being a part of this festival and the video interviews were fantastic. Recommended!

    April 2022
  • Christophe Guérin

    Nicholas and the festival team did a great job. Excellent programming. It was a pleasure for me to participate.

    April 2021
  • Ella Morton

    I really enjoyed being a part of this festival. Well organized and great selection of films!

    April 2021