Running for its 10th year, the Video Art & Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF) showcases to New York City audiences some of the most innovative, provocative, and exciting works of film and video from around the world. The festival embraces a boundary-pushing spectrum of work that includes animation, music video, fashion film, documentary, visual narrative, and more.
Past selected artists have been featured alongside prominent video directors such as David LaChapelle, Marie Schuller, and Kalup Linzy, and the panel discussions have attracted prestigious artists and scholars including Alanna Heiss (founder of MoMA PS1), David Ross (former director of the Whitney and SFMOMA), Jason Sondhi (co-founder of Short of the Week and former lead curator of Vimeo Staff Picks), and Ziggy Levin (executive producer for Art + Commerce and faculty member at SVA). Panel discussion moderators have included curator and critic Lyle Rexer, and best selling author Mark Alpert.
VAEFF 2020 is scheduled to run from November 12-14 across several venues in NYC, including the Tribeca Film Center.
Note on COVID-19: While it's hard to predict what public health guidelines will look like in the coming months, VAEFF is committed to continuing to showcase independent video artists and filmmakers in whatever way we can, and is aiming to screen as originally planned in November. We will be working on the 2020 program as per our regular timeline and we will provide updates about event details and any changes as we progress. Possible changes include dates and venues.
VAEFF welcomes all genres including visual narrative, animation, music video, fashion film, documentary, dance, and more.
By submitting your work, take note that:
•Films may be no longer than 30 minutes. We do not accept feature-length films.
•You must own or have all the rights to the submitted film.
•You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose.
•All films submitted must have been completed on or after January 1, 2017
•Non-English films must have English subtitles
•Entry fees are non-refundable.