The Magikal Charm Experimental Video & Film Festival was developed to offer
Independent, Underrepresented, 'Outsider' Artists opportunity to Screen their Projects
At an Historic New York venue; ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES.
Through its first six 'Seasons', MCEVF has been privileged to Showcase the Works
Of more than 120 'EXPERIMENTALISTS' from the U.S. and Abroad.
The Fest has consistently drawn Projects of deeply personal, unique character.
Conceptualists have shared their very personal 'language' understanding &
Interpretation of experience, providing the Audience with a 'Direct Experience'
Of our shared humanity.

Awards are 'conferred' in the 'Shape' of ITSO (In The Spirit Of) Symbolic Archetypes
e.g. ITSO Incteased Understanding or pioneers of Experimental Visual Storytelling
e.g. ITSO Maya Deren. Magikal Charm is a nonprofit Educational Charity. We've
not been successful in obtaining grant funding from, for example N.Y.C.'s
LMCC, however any substantial tax deductible contributions would be divided and awarded to Festival Participants. All entry fees have been applied to our very basic
Operating costs e.g. Theatre Rental, Receptions ec.

All Entries should be recorded in HD, Professional Quality Sound, including
Subtitles for non English Projects. Projection ready links to Projects should
Be active through the end of Feb.2019.
Run Times of Entries is 2 - 15 minutes, (there is slight flexibility.)

Overall Rating
  • Pretty good experience with them. I’ll definitely will be in touch with them.

    September 2019
  • Bene Malen

    Explicitly eccezionale
    great THX from Italy

    March 2019
    Response from festival:

    Molto G. Jakob. PLAY had an Elemental, 'Alchemical' Quality, the interplay of movement, color, substance (flesh & stone) induced
    a Meditative State , a contemplation of Change over Time.
    Careful, thoughtful 'design.' A 'Gallery Quality' Experience.'

  • Peter Meng

    Great festival. All experimental films. Kudos to Paul Ricciardelli, the festival organizer, who makes you feel right at home. One of the only festivals where they make it a point to talk to all the filmmakers.
    Also the Anthology Archives is a great venue for showing your film.

    March 2019