The Best Experimental Shorts of 2014.


111 mins.

Solitude at the Golden Gate
Samati Boonchitsitsak, 3 minutes, 30 seconds.
The close-up view of the Golden Gate Bridge in the foggy and windy day.

Joseph Areddy, 3 minutes, 59 seconds.

Manuel Alvarez Diestro, 9 minutes, 26 seconds.
Hong-Kong is one of the densest cities in the world. As there is no much space available, new towns are adjacent to the cemeteries. Meanwhile, Hong Kong inhabitants move from place to place. They are waiting for a final displacement.

Light Study
Josephine Massarella, 13 minutes, 9 seconds.
Light Study is a poetic examination of the wetlands, forests, and ecosystems of Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment. Soundtrack composed by Graham Stewart, member of the experimental music collective Viosac.

Crystal Us, 16 minutes, 30 seconds.
STRINGS deals with concepts of gravity and superstring theory, as well as the strings of the heart, while exploring the connectedness that exists between all humans and the universe in which we live.

The Lion
Peter Baynton, 3 minutes, 19 seconds.
A true story (except the lion bit): the troubled and redemptive family history of the singer/ songwriter Benjamin Scheuer is told using a pride of cardboard lions, and their friends.


Arielle Kilker, 4 minutes, 14 seconds.
A music video for LA based ‘Red Circle Underground.’ This melancholy, yet energetic song, entitled ‘Ghost,’ is materialized by haunting imagery and dreamlike cinematography, creating a world within the song.

Grain: Seeds
Gerald Saul, 4 minutes, 50 seconds.
Impressions and shadows of kernels of wheat jump off the screen as the film illuminates the fragile nature of agriculture and form of film.

Steve Gatlin, 6 minutes, 1 second.
Dread comes to terms with her choices after a series of events come full circle.

Los Muertos
Dewayne Austin, 5 minutes, 45 seconds.
An interpretation of San Francisco’s Day of the Dead celebration.

Marco Paul Silva, 7 minutes.
UNDERMINE is Sour Soul’s new short film video based on Marco Paul’s (band’s singer) obscure and obsessive dream which repeated itself every night during a 4 year period of his childhood. This conceptual 7:00min video utilizes symbolism from Greek mythology and Pagan rituals.

Under the Heat Lamp an Opening
Zachary Epcar, 11 minutes.
The lunch crowd at an open air restaurant as a set of nested fields, as passage from one surface to another surface, the exterior to the interior to the exterior again.

Alvaro Gimenez Sarmiento, 14 minutes.
The aftermath of a murder.

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