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Submissions for VAEFF 2019 are now closed

VAEFF will be held November 7-9, at the Tribeca Film Center in Downtown Manhattan

Running for its ninth year at the iconic Tribeca Film Center in NYC, the Video Art & Experimental Film Festival showcases to New York audiences some of the most exciting, innovative, and provocative 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.

Screenings are followed by lively Q&As and panel discussions moderated by best-selling author Mark Alpert, where artists are invited onto the stage to discuss their work and answer audience questions. The three-day festival culminates to a final celebratory night at the landmark DCTV firehouse building in Downtown Manhattan, where the year’s top works are compiled into a special screening, followed by a gala reception where artists and the general public enjoy food and an open bar.

VAEFF 2018 Programs

VAEFF 2018 featured four curated programs: Beauty, Sex, and Shame, examining the interplay of beauty, sexual representation, and shame as expressed through art, fashion, and music videos; On the Margins, focusing on those who do not fit into society’s norms;  Color, Movement, & Space, highlighting aesthetically innovative works that push the sensory boundaries for expression through film; and Between Fashion and Musica guest-curated fashion and music program by Niccolo Montonari. VAEFF additionally collaborated with STTW (Straight Through the Wall) to project selected works on NYC buildings.

VAEFF Archives

Browse through trailers, selected works, and photo galleries of past festivals

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