Films in Experimenta
Films and videos by artists who transform our experience of seeing moving images.
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Experimenta special presentation
Dir-Scr Rachel Maclean | UK
Rachel Maclean follows her Venice Biennale piece Spite Your Face with a daring new film that incisively deconstructs art history’s myth of feminine beauty with a savage, satirical blade.
Read more about Make Me Up
The 62nd BFI Film Festival is delighted to welcome back Arts Council England to present two professional development and public events as part of Experimenta, in partnership with LUX.
Read more about Experimenta Events
Dir-Scr Ross Lipman | USA-UK-Canada
Ross Lipman’s new film frames an act of self-archiving within a larger, essayistic mediation on the relationship between experimental practice and independent arthouse cinema.
Read more about Between Two Cinemas
Dir-Prod-Scr Margaret Salmon | UK
A lyrical portrait of indigenous habitats and species, as well as human interactions with the sea, in and around a coastal town in northwest Scotland.
Read more about Cladach
Dir-Scr Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt | Portugal-France-Brazil
Throwing fascism, colonialism and gender into a cinematic blender, Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt serve up a candyfloss farce that’s an absurdist delight.
Read more about Diamantino
Dir Richard Squires | UK
With a rich variety of techniques, this experimental documentary recreates the career of actor Paul Lynde, who played some of Hanna-Barbera’s greatest villains.
Read more about Doozy
Dir Dora Garcia | Belgium-Norway
A gripping experimental documentary that intertwines politics, psychoanalysis and performance through the contemporary recreation of the works of Argentinian avant-garde artist Oscar Masotta.
Read more about Second Time Around
Dir-Prod-Scr Colectivo Los Ingravidos | Mexico
Radical in both form and subject, this is a visually striking and impassioned testament to victims of crime and political corruption in contemporary Mexico.
Read more about The Sun Quartet
Dir-Scr Bouchra Khalili | Germany-USA-Norway-Austria
Bouchra Khalili’s meditation on revolutionary histories considers the poet Jean Genet’s secret 1970 visit to the United States at the invitation of the Black Panther Party.
Read more about Twenty-Two Hours
Short film programmes
Stories of creative resistance to dominant personal, cultural or political forces that seek to control the self; these films treasure artistic beauty, philosophical discourse, diverse sexuality and personal integrity.
Read more about Is It Me or Is It the World?
A series of distinctive short artists’ films exploring the ways sexuality, gender, masculinity and labour are expressed through performance and dance.
Read more about Performance Anxiety
In the realm of unseen imagery, lies a visible amenity scheming queer porn history, indulging anonymity, unveiling colonial visions and reassembling Bruce Conner’s A Movie.
Read more about Performing Invisibility
A sense-expanding programme of short artists’ films that investigate the limits of perception and new sensual relationships with technologies and things, and how these might be re-negotiated into new affective orders.
Read more about We Would be Lost Without You