Over the past 3 years, Experimental Film and Visuals have been a deep thread in the fabric of VASTLab. With that, we are kicking off a weekend dedicated to Experimental Film with the VASTLab Experimental Film Festival running Sept 18 and Sat Sept 19 in Los Angeles, CA.

Categories include Short Fiction, Short Non-Fiction, Short Animation, VR, and Projection Mapping.

Check out last years program: http://vastlab.org/experimental19/

About VASTLab:

Building community with experimental Visual, Audio, Story & Technology Arts.
Whether on-site in our studio or at an off-site satellite program, VAST Lab is a creative incubator. A place for Lovers, Learners, and Masters to Collaborate, Create, & Connect.


We don't believe in awards; however, there with be raffles and prizes for all!

Maximum Run time for all films is 20 MINUTES or less.

Screening will be open to Super 8, 16MM, and HD Video. All submissions must be send via Vimeo, YouTube, or other online video service. We cannot accept physical screeners for submission.

If selected, we will ask you to provide film/production stills and a 60-second or less clip or trailer for publicity purposes.

By submitting, the participant filmmaker/artist acknowledges and agrees that if selected for the festival - their film will be screened in a live venue in front of live audience.

By submitting, the participant filmmaker/artist acknowledges and agrees for the VASTLab to use publicity material (film, production stills, posters, clip etc.) from selected films to promote the festival in print and online.

By submitting, the participant filmmaker/artist warrants that they are the rightful owner of the submission and do not violate or infringe on any trademark, trade name, copyright, literary, dramatic, musical, artistic or other intellectual property or personal rights.

Overall Rating
  • AndrĂ© Almeida Rodrigues

    VASTLAB Experimental Film Festival is a good film festival.

    December 2019
  • Fun, experimental in setup, and all good people music and movies.

    September 2019
  • It is fantastic Festival! I was glad to join this festival.

    September 2019
  • Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    Thanks so much for highlighting two of my Queer Dada short experimental films, "Dada Ship" and "Kiki's Film." I have only good things to say about Vast Lab. It's really a wonderful festival with stellar curation of a wide variety of innovative and relevant avant-garde and experimental films and videos. I love the curated alternative projection and installation screenings at Vast Labs.

    September 2019