GUTPUNCH is proud to present COUNTERPUNCH FEST, an immersive celebration of alternative video art. As an art organization, our mission is to elevate and showcase innovative, thought-provoking works that challenge the traditional boundaries of art. We believe that video art is a powerful tool for self-expression, and our festival aims to provide a platform for emerging and established artists to share their unique perspectives with a wider audience. We hope to highlight horror, lgbtq+, and BIPOC lead films.

We recognize that the art scene in Greenville, SC has historically struggled to elevate the voices and perspectives of marginalized communities. For far too long, artists who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, or otherwise underrepresented have been excluded from mainstream art spaces. We believe that this is a disservice to our community, and we are committed to using our platform to promote diversity and inclusivity in the arts.

Through COUNTERPUNCH FEST, we hope to bring together artists and audiences from all walks of life to celebrate the power of video art. We are committed to using our platform to amplify the voices of those who have been historically silenced and marginalized. We hope that COUNTERPUNCH FEST will be a catalyst for positive change in our community and beyond.


Submission is 100% Free. Must be 18+ to enter. Films submitted should be the intellectual and legal property of the person who is submitting. Submitting your film does not guarantee it will be shown