The Magikal Charm Experimental Video & Film Festival was developed to offer
Independent, Underrepresented, 'Outsider' Artists opportunity to Screen their Projects
At a ‘State of the Art’ New York Venue ; The Crosby St. Hotel Screening Room.
Through its first 8 'Seasons', MCEVF has been privileged to Showcase the Works
Of more than 150’'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 described/defined as ‘ITSO’ ... (In The Spirit Of)
e.g. ITSO Analysis & Understanding or ITSO Experimental Innovation.Magikal Charm is a Nonprofit Educational Charity. Contributions are Tax Deductible and are applied towards basic expenses of producing the Annual Festival.
MCEVF IX is pleased to announce that for the 2nd time, Cash Awards, this yearIn the Amt.
Of $300 , will be awarded in each of the following 5 ‘ITSO’ Categories...
ITSO Alejandro Jodorowsky. Reference - The Works Of A. Jodorowsky,
Susana Weingarten, K.Anger.

ITSO Symbolic Myth. Reference - ‘Imaginary Realism,’ Visionary Art,
Contemporary Production of Classic Myths
And Teaching Tales. ITSO Analysis & Understanding Reference - The Study of Tarot, Dream Interpretation,
Intuition, ‘Direct’ Communication.
ITSO Experimental Innovation. Reference - The ‘Experimentalists’ - Performance Art,
Multi Media Projects as Portal between
Worlds. ITSO Rod Serling. Reference - The Works of Rod Serling/ Cognitive
Dissonance...The Journey of Imagination.
Additionally, ITSO & Genre’ Awards/ ‘ Conferees’ will be Entered on the Web.
Archives of Past Programs, Participants, available on Website. In the event Complementary
‘Project/Award Match’ in a Given Category does not occur, MCEVF reserves the right to
Redeposit Funds to Magikal Charm 22, Inc. or Confer The Award to An Alternate ‘ITSO’
Awards to be conferred the Evening of the Festival.

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 April 2021. DCP Format Preferred, Quick Time Accepted.
Run Times of Entries is 2 - 15 minutes, (there is slight flexibility.) Conceptualists of Selected Projects, will be notified of Program Inclusion in a timely manner.

Overall Rating
  • Mario Brem

    We feel deeply honored by the award "InTheSpiritOf- A.Jodorovsky and A.Artaud " - Thanks Paul and all the Team for screening and putting a light on our short-movie THE PLAN.
    Unfortunately, due to stormy weathers round the french coast, we were not able to make it over the atlantic to attend your festival this time... Looking forward for the next edition.

    April 2021
  • Henry Dane

    This is not your typical festival! The folks here are warm, kind, and generous. It was a pleasure for Rocco Giuliano and I to enter our film, "FuturePhobia," and a real honor to have it recognized with the "ITSO (In The Spirit Of) Buckminster Fuller" award!

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank You, H.D. - We’re honored to Present ‘Hidden Gems’ of the American Discourse/Consciousness. The Projects are ‘Pure’ in Quality, Free, Unfettered...Distillations of the Medium in a very Real Sense. FUTURE PHOBIA an ‘Exemplar’ of these Ideals.

  • Peter Meng

    Thanks for another unbelievable festival this year. Great venue and selection of films. Thanks to Paul Ricciardelli for making this happen again and kudos to Anthony Cali and Asuka Cali for handling the many technical challenges of putting on the festival during these trying times.

    April 2021
  • rohan muthanna

    It was so wonderful that our film HannaH was selected and screened. I also really loved all the other selections. There was such a brilliant range in terms of genres. I'm very excited for future screenings!

    April 2021
  • Caren Messing

    This is a unique and special festival celebrating experimental vision. I am deeply appreciative that my short, musical film “Swimming Upstream” was selected for inclusion. Mr. Ricciardelli and his “Team of Adepts” are gracious and professional. Thank you for a memorable experience. It is an honor to be a part of your aesthetic signature in this world.

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Caren. Our ‘Mission’ expresses the Idea of serving as medium for the Presentation of Work by ‘Independent, Outsider’
    Artists/Visual Storytellers...It’s through that Ideal we meet, become acquainted with, Individuals, who’ve created Quality Projects which deserve to be Screened. They serve as Indicators of ‘A Way towards Understanding.’ Your Participation contributed to the ‘Strangely Beautiful...Beautifully Strange’ Vibration of Festival #9.....