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Experiments In Cinema v18.4

In Person April 18-22, 2023 -- Online May 1-10, 2023

Experiments in Cinema is an annual international festival celebrating current trends and history of international cinematic experimentation. Experiments in Cinema is a non-competitive festival produced by Basement Films and based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


We are thrilled to return to the "meatspace" of the Guild Cinema (for the first time since 2019) for our in person festival April 18-22, 2023. The festival will be also available to watch free of charge to everyone in the international community here on our website from May 1-10, 2023.

Download the festival program:

Full program descriptions in this PDF version of our print program


Exp 1 - 4:30-5:30pm

Exp 2 - 6:30-7:30pm
Exp 3 - 8:15-9:15pm

Exp 4 - 2:30-3:30pm

Exp 5 - 4:30-5:30pm
Exp 6 - 6:30-7:30pm

Exp 7 - 8:15-9:15pm

Exp 8 - 12:00-1:30pm

Exp 9 - 2:30-3:30pm
Exp 10 - 4:30-5:30pm

Exp 11 - 6:30-7:30pm

Exp 12 - 8:00-9:00pm

Exp 13 - 12:00-1:30pm

Exp 14 - 2:30-3:30pm
Exp 15 - 4:30-5:30pm

Exp 16 - 6:30-7:30pm

Exp 17 - 8:00-9:00pm

Exp 18 - 5:00-5:30pm

Exp 19 - 6:30-8:00pm


All programs will be screened at the Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque New Mexico.

  • General admission is $10 per day

  • Student and senior admission is $8 per day

  • Free admission for exhibiting artists and sponsors

If you are a visiting artist, please contact our Hospitality Coordinator Alys at experimentshospitality at for information about lodging discounts, airport pickup, artist receptions, and more.

Consider making a tax-deductible donation

Experiments in Cinema v18.4 programming, special presentations, and in-depth artist conversations are FREE to watch virtually May 1-10, 2023.


However if you feel inspired, we invite you to support the festival with a pay-what-you-want donation. Your contribution will help pay screening fees to all participating artists, support visiting scholars and presenters, and make programming such as our regional youth program and artist residency thrive for another 18 years to come. Basement Films is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and all donations are 100% tax deductible!

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