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Experiments In Cinema v19.8

In Person April 23-27, 2024
Online May 4-18, 2024

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.


The festival will take place at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, NM April 23-27, 2024. The festival will be also available to watch free of charge to everyone in the international community here on our website from May 4-18, 2024.

Download the festival program:

Full program descriptions in this PDF version of our print program


Exp 1 - 3:45-5:00pm

Exp 2 - 6:30-7:30pm
Exp 3 - 8:00-9:30pm

Exp 4 - 11:30-1:00pm

Exp 5 - 2:30-3:30pm
Exp 6 - 4:15-5:30pm

Exp 7 - 7:00-8:00pm

Exp 8 - 8:30-9:00pm

Exp 9 - 12:00-1:00pm
Exp 10 - 1:45-3:15pm

Exp 11 - 4:00-5:30pm

Exp 12 - 7:00-8:30pm

Exp 13 - 9:00-9:45

Exp 14 - 12:00-1:30pm
Exp 15 - 2:15-3:15pm

Exp 16 - 4:00-5:30pm

Exp 17 - 7:00-8:30pm

Exp 18 - 9:00-9:45pm

Exp 19 - 4:00-5:30pm

Exp 20 - 6:15-6:45pm

Exp 21 - 8:00-8:45pm


All programs will be screened at the Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque New Mexico. Tickets can be purchased at the box office; no advance ticket sales.

  • 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 @ for information about lodging discounts, airport pickup, artist receptions, and more.

@ Work Zoe Beloff & Eric Muzzy

Exhibition: April 21 – 27, 2024

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 21 5-8pm 

Artist Talk: Exp 4: Wednesday April 24, 11:30-1pm

@ WORK is a documentary public art project by Zoe Beloff and Eric Muzzy that was created to celebrate the working people of New York. The project gives workers a platform to share their thoughts about their work, their world and their dreams for the future. The project takes on multiple forms of portraiture. From the start Zoe and Eric saw themselves as facilitators. Their first step was to interview each worker. They began the conversation with the words, “we are here for you…”. Subsequently they build the interviews into short films both serious and playful that situates the subject in place and time. Each worker was invited to choose a song that energized them. More about the project at

at Sanitary Tortilla Factory

401 2nd St SW

Albuquerque, NM


Experiments in cinema "afterglow" event

Craig baldwin

Sunday, April 28th


at the Guild Cinema

Just one day after EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA v19.8 wraps up, the Guild Cinema enthusiastically gives the screen over for one full-throttled cinema-sprocketed evening from the one and only furiously rabid found-footage collage filmmaker/folk archivist, with his basement burst of orphan films all turned, twisted, and stitched together for a comic/critical smash against consensus reality!  Two 16mm projectors will be unspooling industrial anomalies gone amok, plus crucial clips from his own films, including an ultra-rare screening of the New Mexico-lensed anti-colonial ¡O No Coronado!  And a live expanded-cinema performance, in 3-D! BONUS book-signing of the newly-pressed CRAIG BALDWIN: AVANT TO LIVE epic scrapbook!

Consider making a tax-deductible donation

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 Youth Lens and artist residency thrive for another 19 years to come. Basement Films is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and all donations are 100% tax deductible!

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