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Your search by 'Experimental' identified 37 films


  • 24 Hitchhikers

    24 Hitchhikers

    USA , 2013 , 5 min. The roadside pickups of a closeted government official in the late ’60s and early ’70s are artfully and erotically reimagined through period-perfect black-and-white photography in this poetic short by Paul Detwiler, equal parts meditative memory piece and bearded-beefcake bonanza.... Read more
  • Benjamin's Flowers

    Benjamin's Flowers

    Sweden , 2012 , 12 min. Lovelorn and lonely Benjamin lives on the blurry borderline between fantasy and reality, in this pollen-filled romantic animation.... Read more
  • Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

    Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

    USA , 2012 , 83 min. The great gay Renaissance man—poet, filmmaker, sexual liberator—of SF counterculture, who believed in “ecstasy for everyone,” is celebrated in this doc that traces his artistic explorations and romantic romps.... Read more
  • The Buried

    The Buried

    USA , 2012 , 13 min. Based on a true story that took place in rural Alabama, a young gay man is brutally murdered by his friend.... Read more
  • But I'm a Genderqueer

    But I'm a Genderqueer

    USA , 2011 , 12 min. This playful short is the story of one person’s journey through the scary (but magical) world of gender identity, where queer-self-love triumphs over all other obstacles.... Read more
  • Change Over Time

    Change Over Time

    USA , 2013 , 7 min. This experimental, animated, personal documentary chronicles the filmmaker’s first year on testosterone from an impressionistic and poetic perspective.... Read more
  • Cologne

    Cologne

    USA , 2013 , 12 min. This emotional short expresses, in dance and drag, the intimate complexities of love and lust as only a Dolly Parton soundtrack can allow.... Read more
  • Crunch Pop

    Crunch Pop

    USA , 2012 , 6 min. Get sexy, get fit, get tight! Doritos included! Crunch Pop gyrates its way through the city’s beaches, parks, and alleyways to create a comedic social commentary on commercialism, consumption, and workout culture. Modern dance collides with pop satire in this fierce dance video, begging you to join in.... Read more
  • Divorcio USA 2005/2012

    Divorcio USA 2005/2012

    USA , 2012 , 8 min. Newlywed Rosie Miller discovers that her husband, Agustín Miller (played by Jacinto Astiazarán), only married her to get a green card. Drama ensues on this episode from the fake divorce court show Divorcio, USA, aired on Canal 62, a Los Angeles local-access Spanish television broadcaster.... Read more
  • Everytime You Go Away I Stab Myself A Little

    Everytime You Go Away I Stab Myself A Little

    USA , 2011 , 2 min. This hand-drawn animation is as sensual as it is curious, and told through a series of phone-like beeps and tones. Moreno’s animations are simple and elegant, bringing to the -forefront otherwise-taboo issues such as gender, sexual identity, desire, brutality, love, and humiliation.... Read more
  • Every Woman

    Every Woman

    USA , 2009 , 5 min. Performance artist Narcissister dresses herself to become the ideal Every Woman.... Read more
  • Future My Love

    Future My Love

    UK , 2012 , 97 min. An intimate exploration of love and the human condition unfolds in an arresting experimental hybrid of documentary and personal narrative as filmmaker Maja Borg explores radical alternatives to our current, inequitable economy through the work of esteemed American futurist Jacque Fresco.... Read more
  • Ink Deep

    Ink Deep

    Canada , 2012 , 3 min. Throughout the first five months of his hormone reassignment therapy, Remy Leroux takes us through his body and mind in this eloquent and intimate animated short.... Read more
  • Insert Credit

    Insert Credit

    Canada , 2011 , 7 min. An autobiographical coming-of-age story about a young boy dealing with the loss of his father and learning to make it on his own, told in the style of a 1980’s Nintendo game.... Read more
  • Interior. Leather Bar.

    Interior. Leather Bar.

    USA , 2012 , 60 min. By re-imagining the infamous “lost” footage cut from the controversial 1980 crime thriller Cruising (in which Al Pacino infiltrated New York’s leather world), directors Travis Mathews and James Franco create a genre-defying exploration of Hollywood, censorship and sexual mores.... Read more
  • I've Only Just Begun

    I've Only Just Begun

    Finland , 2012 , 7 min. In response to a Russian law banning “homosexual propaganda,” director Koskimies has created an activist music video that depicts the androgynous Venuz Vulgar, a coterie of colorful queers, and their quest to fight discrimination.... Read more
  • I Want Your Love

    I Want Your Love

    Canada , 2012 , 2 min. I Want Your Love is a hand-drawn animation that is as sensual as it is curious, told through a series of phone-like beeps and tones. Moreno’s animations are simple and elegant, bringing to the forefront otherwise taboo issues such as gender, sexual identity, desire, brutality, love, and humiliation.... Read more
  • Jake Shears: A Gift

    Jake Shears: A Gift

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. A series of short animations of the construction and disassembly of “mendalas” comprised of photo-illustrations of men in erotic situations. This one is of Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters, set to the song “Filthy Gorgeous”.... Read more
  • Joan in the Rain

    Joan in the Rain

    France , 2012 , 6 min. A wonderfully hypnotic, experimental found-footage collage of Joan of Arc films made for part of a museum exhibition to commemorate Joan’s 600th birthday.... Read more
  • kink

    kink

    USA , 2012 , 80 min. Ever wonder what—and who—really goes down in that imposing brick fortress at Mission and 14th? This adults-only doc (produced by James Franco) goes behind closed doors at the Armory to reveal purveyors of fetish porn, working and wanking on the edge of big-business BDSM.... Read more
  • like rats leaving a sinking ship

    like rats leaving a sinking ship

    Germany , 2012 , 25 min. Personal narrative and clinical objectivity combine in a multilayered narrative about the psychiatric assessments imposed on transgendered people and the nature of personal memory. The narrator shifts voices and stories in an attempt to placate to a rotting system and, at the same time, desert it for something better.... Read more
  • Love Your Gloves… An Agenda

    Love Your Gloves… An Agenda

    USA , 2013 , 4 min. A series of short animations of the construction and disassembly of “mendalas” comprised of photo-illustrations of men in erotic situations.... Read more
  • Martindale

    Martindale

    USA , 2012 , 8 min. Once a thriving agricultural town, the city of Martindale, Texas now awaits a purpose. Using each building as inspiration for image-gathering, filmmaker Bug Davidson and Two Left Feet Dance Company collaborate to explore the impact of place, history, femininity, and domesticity of the rural South.... Read more
  • Moth

    Moth

    China , 2011 , 4 min. An animation in two parts from Shanghai-based artist, Muxi, exploring the growing pains of adolescence, told through sumptuous drawings and live action involving human and animal hybrids.... Read more
  • My Best Dress

    My Best Dress

    Canada , 2012 , 4 min. The music video My Best Dress represents a celebration of youth culture, particularly with finding acceptance, expression, and love within queer youth ball culture. Music by MURR, featuring Rosina. ... Read more
  • My Secret Panties

    My Secret Panties

    UK , 2012 , 4 min. My Secret Panties explores the varying faces of lesbian Muslims.... Read more
  • Nothing

    Nothing

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. Nothing is an homage to non-gender specific pronouns in English.... Read more
  • One Zero One—The Story of Cybersissy & BayBjane

    One Zero One—The Story of Cybersissy & BayBjane

    92 min. This vibrant documentary introduces the fantastical world of a dynamic duo drag performers: Antoine “Cybersissy” Timmermans, a visual-and-performance artist battling with schizophrenia, and Mourad “BayBjane” Zerhouni, “the smallest drag queen in the world.”... Read more
  • One Zero One—The Story of Cybersissy & BayBjane

    One Zero One—The Story of Cybersissy & BayBjane

    Germany , 2013 , 90 min. This vibrant documentary introduces the fantastical world of a dynamic duo drag performers: Antoine “Cybersissy” Timmermans, a visual-and-performance artist battling with schizophrenia, and Mourad “BayBjane” Zerhouni, “the smallest drag queen in the world.”... Read more
  • Ordinary Town

    Ordinary Town

    USA , 2011 , 3 min. Identical men walk through their identical routines, in a nearly barren generated world, in this meditation on coersion, hope, and freedom.... Read more
  • Pop!

    Pop!

    USA , 2012 , 7 min. Suicide! Car crashes! An evil twin! A boy becomes a woman and finds love and excitement on a cabaret stage in Sinak’s lo-fi fairytale, set in the consumer glamour of 1960s Tehran. ... Read more
  • Queer Origins

    Queer Origins

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. Queer Origins explores the author’s identity and imagined history through experimental animation and femme performance.... Read more
  • Riot Ghoul

    Riot Ghoul

    USA , 2012 , 15 min. Lisa is bored with Brad, her jerk boyfriend, when she meets Valerie, a mysterious grrrl outside a punk show. Lisa becomes enamored with Valerie but soon discovers a shocking truth about her past, learning sisterhood is far from dead.... Read more
  • Sexperimental

    Sexperimental

    USA , 2013 , 69 min. A retrospective compilation of queer filmmakers Texas and Kadet’s provoking and erotic analog video art, which combined art and activism using themes of gender investigation, voyeurism, S&M, and safe sex.... Read more
  • Shift

    Shift

    USA , 2012 , 5 min. Constructed with more than 10,000 photographs, Shift follows the life of a character who is born from a tree and loses eyesight in search of a home. Along the way, the character’s vision returns in an unsuspecting turn of events.... Read more
  • Villanelle for Daters

    Villanelle for Daters

    USA , 2012 , 2 min. Created entirely on paper dollies, Villanelle for Daters is a delightful film that utilizes a traditional poetic structure with simple pencil drawings as a means to explore gay dating apps, transgender anxiety, and the omnipresent ex.... Read more
  • Wildblood

    Wildblood

    USA , 2011 , 4 min. Wildblood takes its inspiration from queer ’zines and the Homocore music scene of the early ’90s. It is constructed entirely of Xerox collages, reminiscent of the artist’s roots, and type of ’zine making indicative of this period.... Read more