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VAEFF 2018


Video Art and Experimental Film Festival 2018

Presented at Tribeca Film Center and DCTV

NEW YORK, NY, November 8th-10th – The Eighth Annual Video Art and Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF) will once again be introducing New York City to the most conceptually and aesthetically arresting video art and experimental films from around the world.

The festival continues with the ever-popular “Beauty, Sex & Shame” program, and will be bringing back last year’s programs: “On the Margins” and “Fashion & Music – Special Selection”, a selection hand-picked by publicist and curator Niccolo Montanari. We will also be debuting the new “Color, Movement & Space” program.

VAEFF continues to invite a number of artists who 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.

Over the years, VAEFF has attracted many prestigious artists and scholars to its lively panel discussions, and this promises to continue. Previous guests include Alanna Heiss (founder of MoMA PS1), David Ross (former director of the Whitney and SFMOMA), Jason Sondhi (co-founder of Short of the Week and former lead curator of Vimeo Staff Picks), and Ziggy Levin (executive producer for Art + Commerce and faculty member at SVA).

VAEFF 2018 will kick off on November 8th at DCTV and will include screenings of all four programs and the festival’s opening reception.

The festival will continue on November 9th at Tribeca Film Center with more screenings of selected films, each followed by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers moderated by Mark Alpert.

On November 10th, VAEFF will present a special screening of selected works at DCTV followed by a discussion with artists and filmmakers, moderated by Mark Alpert. The closing gala with complimentary food, beer and wine will conclude the festival.

Tickets can be found here:

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Program Lineups

Beauty, Sex & Shame

All the Animals Are Dead Now // Noah Aust

Antifashion // Aldo Chacon

Breaking Rules // Victor Claramunt

Cheated Heart // Umar Riaz

The Greatest Luxury // Kathryn Ferguson

Gucci Gucci Goo // Gabrielle Lenhard

Lady Strips // Adrienne Mountain

Lullaby // Elias Hinojosa

Nurse Me // Kezia Barnett

Rone “Wave” // Greg Barth

Strappa // Sepideh Salehi & Kamran Taherimoghaddam

That’s Why I Like It // Sydney Southam

Unfettered // Tamara Hansen

Color, Movement & Space

CMNI – Be Ready // Giacomo Boeri & Matteo Grimaldi

Ghost Story // Sarah Elgart

The Noise of Light // Valentin Petit

Rouse // Ramon Rodriguez

Start the Buzz // Giacomo Boeri & Matteo Grimaldi

True Love Waits // Adi Halfin

Tall Juan – Cuidacoches // Dante Zaballa

Fashion & Music – Special Selection

Am I Paris // Redha Medjellekh

THE AYES HAVE IT – Motion Poems // Savanah Leaf

Chanel : i-D The Fifth Sense – JellyWolf // Alma Har’el

Le Fix – Happy Nothing // Ian Isak

Galeries Lafayette – Collection Laetitia Ivanez // Alexandra Leroux & Damien de Medeiros

Gidi gidi bụ ugwu eze // Akinola Davies Jr.

GODDESS OF SPRING // Patricia Gloum

Gucci Hallucination Animations // The Line

Not(e) For a Dreamer // Enrico Poli

SGUALDRINA – ft. Pamela Anderson // Nadia Lee Cohen

SHAHMARAN // Emmanuel Adjei

SOUL LAND // Meeto

On the Margins

33 Years // Nic Koller & Julian Klepper

Afloat // Riffy Ahmed

America Online // Alexa Wynter

Beyond The Veil // Sandy Ismail

Collapsology_Eng // Daria Geller

Mrs. Poucheau // Amanda Lago

Night // Odin Wadleigh

Soul In My Body // Claudia Bitran

Tomboy // Roman Reyes



Thursday Pass: $25

Friday Pass: $25

Saturday Pass: $45

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Program Schedules:

Thursday November 8 at DCTV:

6:00pm – 7:00pm | Screening: On The Margins

7:00pm – 8:00pm | Opening Reception with complimentary beer & wine

8:00pm – 9:00pm | Screening: Fashion & Music – Special Selection

9:00pm – 10:00pm | Screening: Beauty, Sex & Shame

10:00pm – 11:00pm | Screening: Color, Movement & Space

Friday November 9 at Tribeca Film Center:

7:00pm – 10:00pm | Screening: Selected Works + Q&A

Saturday November 10 at DCTV:

7:00pm – 9:00pm | Screening + Panel Discussion: Selected Works from VAEFF 2018

9:00pm – 12:00am | Closing Gala Reception with open bar & food


Venue Locations:

Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) (November 8th and 10th)

87 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013

Tribeca Film Center (November 9th)

375 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013 – between North Moore Street and Franklin Street

If you would like more information, please email for general inquiry.

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