The sixth annual Video Art and Experimental Film Festival, VAEFF, introduces New York City to the most conceptually and aesthetically arresting, daring and provocative experimental films from around the world. In addition to the official selection, VAEFF invites a number of artists who continue to amaze the art, film and media worlds with their exceptional portfolio of work. The resulting lineup is a captivating roster of both established and emerging artists from around the globe, including the USA, Denmark, Australia, Italy, Canada, Spain, Ukraine, Germany, and Argentina.
The festival will take place on November 10 -12 at the Tribeca Film Center and conclude with a panel discussion & gala party at DCTV .

REDEFINE by Asa Riton, Andreas Emenius

Program Highlights

VAEFF 2016 will continue our special program, “Beauty, Sex and Shame”, examining the interplay of beauty, shame, and sexual representation as expressed through art, fashion, and music videos. This series will include work by Åsa Riton, Andreas Emenius, CANADA, Seth Bogart, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro and others.
Another highlight of VAEFF, will be the official launch of the “Olympia Project”. The new program, “Temporal Spaces”, will also screen an eclectic collection of works that play with the concepts of time and space. On November 12th the Old Engine Room at the stunning châteauesque DCTV, will be transformed into a live performance and photo event to honor our renowned Beauty, Sex & Shame program. By reminiscing on an era of controversial artworks in Paris from as early as the 1850s, the event will celebrate a distinct moment in art history when the perspective on sex, taboo and feminine beauty marked a cornerstone for modern art and fashion until today.



Program Schedules

Thursday November 10, 7pm – 9pm | Screening: Selected Work from VAEFF | TriBeCa
Friday November 11, 7pm – 8:45pm | Screening: Temporal Spaces + Q&A | TriBeCa
Friday November 11, 9pm – 11 pm | Screening: Beauty, Sex & Shame + Q&A | TriBeCa
Saturday November 12, 7pm – 9pm | Screening + Panel Discussion: Selected Work from VAEFF | DCTV
Saturday November 12, 9pm – 1am | Gala Reception | DCTV

  • Tickets will be available soon.


Tribeca Film Center

375 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013 (Between North Moore Street and Franklin Street).

1 train @ Franklin Street

Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV)

87 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013

N, R, Q, 6, J, Z, A, C, E train @ Canal Street