EXPERIMENTAL

Experimental films, performance, moving image directed by bold female filmmakers, curated by GiF.

Zelffie - Nothing But Dance

Dir.

Tianyi Zhang

Music to brainwash and slogans to sell in an absurd game. Who is Zelffie?

Bodies Of Desire

Dir.

Varsha Panikar & Saad Nawab

Four sets of lovers in moments of passion; where only they exist, and the rest of the world becomes background noise.

BY NUMBERS

Dir.

Hazal Aztekin

A young woman tries to comprehend the layered reality of today's digital era.

GRANDmothers

Dir.

Anna Radchenko

Time to reassess our expectations of what is beautiful, youthful and empowering.

I SEE YOU

Dir.

Somayeh

The female experience of sexual harassment whilst under the male gaze.

Movement in Stillness

Dir.

Anna Fearon

A meditation on freedom both in and out of lockdown.

GOING STEADY

Dir.

Brydie O'Connor

A young woman's wild imagination of the relationship she truly desires in 1950s Kansas.

EPHWAIPI

Dir.

Candice Ng & Kitty Yeung

Two girls fantasise to make a declaration. To the World.

808

Dir.

Athina Wilson

Finding love, empathy and community in a near-future society in the grips of technological isolation.

PROJECT ZERO * TIDES OF CHANGE

Dir.

The Ray Sisters

14 young dancers evoke the urgency of our oceans' plastic pollution crisis in this environmental dance film.

BROTHERHOOD

Dir.

Jan Rufus

An afro dance film exploring themes of oppression, injustice and unity.

MADE IN LOCKDOWN

Dir.

We have collected a few films from lockdown busy filmmakers around the world.

WANK WIGGLE

Dir.

Raine Allen-Miller

Let's close our doors and open our legs!

OISEAUX DES ÎLES

Dir.

Manon Carrié & Ronan Le Floc'h

A couple traverses the vivid dreams and humdrum daily life of two weeks in quarantine alone together.

COCO

Dir.

Lara Verheijden

Cheating, sex, motherhood and love.

Afrancis - Lonely People

Dir.

Hedvig Ahlberg

A performer meets a stranger who connects with her in an otherwise unreceptive crowd

UNSPOKEN

Dir.

Matilda Harding Kemp

Bottled up emotion within hidden words, finally sounded.

SAM TURPIN - SAHARA FLOW

Dir.

Katya Abedian

From South Africa comes a vision of a futuristic reality guided by the forces of the natural and spiritual worlds.

STAY AT HOME MOVIE

Dir.

Sasha Lebedeva

A self-destructive procrastinator simultaneously trying to convince herself that she can & will be productive.

SOFT EXITS

Dir.

Sweatmother

Women and non binary people voice their narratives over pastel backdrops.

ANTHROPOPLASTIC

Dir.

Malu Anavitarte

After a moment of profound connection to nature, a young isolated woman copes with supernatural changes to her body and world.

DIEGO

Dir.

Caraz

In the Yucatan Peninsula, where stones hold spirits, a young boy recalls his mother's powerful last words.

MOSQUITO

Dir.

Mimi Koku

The anxieties of a 17 year old girl evolve into a sinister presence.

SKATE RATS HAVE HEARTS

Dir.

Stella Asia Consonni

Raising awareness for men's mental health.

ROOTED IN THE SOIL

Dir.

Vasilisa Forbes

A female body in the natural and the man made.

PAMPAS

Dir.

Jessica Bishopp

A look back to the 1970s gardens' hiding suburbia's sexual signals.

HOLLIS - SEDATIVE

Dir.

Jamie Wolfe

Changing times' motifs for those who dissociate.

FILTERFACE - Double Tap To Like

Dir.

Carly Randall & Will Cottam

A satirical look at the modern day sickness of Snapchat Dysmorphia

GIRLS 2.0

Dir.

CRIB

30 + women artists collaborating to make one dance film.

METTLE

Dir.

Libby Burke Wilde

Male psyche explored through skinhead culture.

CHRONICLE OF A CONTEMPORARY ACTOR

Dir.

Griffiths & Golferichs

A video seen from the perspective of the actor when trying to break through the Film Industry

HOW TO DISAPPEAR

Dir.

Escandon & Cibeira

A video guide for those who have ever imagined themselves running away.

DANCE & ME

Dir.

Somos We Are

Ela Arnall, exploring how feminism and Dancehall can work together.

AT DAWN YOU LEAVE

Dir.

Olivia Lifungula

A tale of love, from initial nonchalance to desire, love and obsession.

DEAR DARK-SKINNED BLACK GIRL

Dir.

Onyinyechukwu Akametalu

A love letter to women who have been attacked by colorism for generations

LAS MUJERES DE FUEGO

Dir.

Jocelyn Anquetil

Women Of Fire - Five female archetypes and the taboos associated with them, from witchcraft to sexuality.

SEMITONES

Dir.

Tash Tung

Two artists' ode to their parents.

WE THE BATHERS

Dir.

Phoebe Arnstein

Fourteen people across the world reveal their unique connection to water.

ENCLOSURES

Dir.

Celeste Barbosa

Domesticity through the eye of femininity; a surrealist portrait.

FLIGHT - IF LIFE HAD A SAFETY DEMONSTRATION

Dir.

Harriet Macdonald

A dance piece exploring rebellion to society's boundaries, probing issues of gang culture and gender roles.

ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR

Dir.

Amy Dang

4 contemporary dance choreographers examining the transformations of Beirut through site-specific dance.

FOR HEMMA

Dir.

Mar del Corral

A dance to express history and emotion that women are made of.

THIRD SPACE – SINALO AND ANDRINA

Dir.

Jil Antener

Two women collaborate and embrace their differences, creating a new hybrid culture.

KOKOSMOS

Dir.

Anna Radchenko

A surreal fantasy, aimed to extend our perception of reality by letting us wonder over the existence of a higher being and our connection with her.

HISTORICAL GLITCH: DOING IT FOR VOGUE

Dir.

South African DJ and performance artist Queezy and their friends take their mission to improve Cape Town's acceptance of queer culture to the realms of vogue-ing.

MUST BE STRONG

Dir.

Femke Huurdeman

Model & activist Munroe Bergdorf celebrates International Trans Day of Visibility and transcends the pressures of society.

THE SOUND OF DROWNING

Dir.

Renee Mao

A poem told through the streets of Harlem, Amyra Leon's journey from foster care to Harlem's Apollo theatre.

BODYWORLD

Dir.

Kitty Faingold

Body meets mind in this philosophical, existentialist, animated horror.

HOW TO BE A MERMAID

Dir.

Nur Casadevall

A mermaid takes control of the negative archetype that history has judged her by,

VEDA x WOMEN'S PRISON ASSOCIATION

Dir.

Chelsy Mitchell

There is an alternative to USA women's incarceration, and it's this.

__ / __ / __

Dir.

Claudia Barral Magaz

The missing bits of time we never seek to imagine, strung together by one simple coordinate.‍

DYNAMITE

Dir.

Leila Jarman

"Sometimes I know there's something to this Dynamite thing, but what if I am a dud," one male experience performed by poet Maceo Paisley

THE OCEAN

Dir.

Sinéad McDevitt

Darkness subsides to light in a celebratory same-sex love dance.

KING COPHETUA AND THE BEGGAR MAID

Dir.

Andrea Mae Perez

A modern retelling of the story behind Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones painting; King Cophetua's passage through real and virtual worlds on a mission for love.

ELEKTRA

Dir.

Giulia Achenza

A sci-fi noir where a woman's vital body parts become connections to natural worlds.

KAMASI WASHINGTON - HUB TONES

Dir.

Jenn Nkiru

Channeling the Ikwerre tribe's ceremony: Oboni, dancers tempt the hypnotic state.

VERSUS

Dir.

Fiona Jane Burgess

A dance that explores the strive for balance.

THE WOUND IS WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS

Dir.

Somayeh

British-Iranian filmmaker's poetic piece inspired by a break up of her long term relationship

SOUNDS OF TEHRAN

Dir.

Fiore & Bilic

A short experimental music documentary and sonic voyage.

GAIKA X BLACK

Dir.

Amber Grace Johnson

A late night drift across New York with Gaika and his thoughts

YOUR TURN

Dir.

Nicolee Tsin

'A journey of moving forward yet constantly being pulled back'

THE AYES HAVE IT

Dir.

Savanah Leaf

A motion poem for Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin and every family denied justice

YELLOW FEVER

Dir.

Ng'endo Mukii

Docu-animation about homogenous beauty ideals put on African woman's self image

PERVERSION

Dir.

Chelsy Mitchell

'How perverted it is to demonise my body'

M E Ş K

Dir.

Basak Erol

Intimate confessions of a young couple in love

MOUNTAIN CASTLE MOUNTAIN FLOWER PLASTIC

Dir.

Annapurna Kumar

Experimental animation inspired by hard drive prototypes.

PROSOMIOSIS

Dir.

Fictitious digital world that borrows from nature.

CONTEMPORARY SWING

Dir.

Mary John Frank

Transforming traditional space into whimsical playroom

SHE-ZINE

Dir.

Claudia Legge

Artist Diana Chire shares her thoughts on art and feminism under water.

NURSED BACK

Dir.

Dani Pearce

A nurse grieves the loss of a patient in unconventional and unexpected way.

HERE IS THE MYSTIC

Dir.

Leena Joshi

A poem in motion on changing self and the environment

DAY AT THE BEACH

Dir.

Sophie Littman

Two people that have never met reunite and construct a cherished memory, a day on the beach.

ADVANCED SELF TUTORIAL

Dir.

Rachael Heller

Selfie tutorial reveals a pastel hued darkness.

MIDTOWN FLUTTER

Dir.

Yuge Zhou

Video art exploring the urban relationship between the city and its citizens

ADAM

Dir.

Evelyn Jane Ross

In the beginning of them She created us.

WRATH

Dir.

Holly Blakey

A duet of solo guitar and dancer in this colour changing portrait of Nandi Bhebhe

HOME ALONE

Dir.

Adi Halfin

World's top dance group expresses freedom of movement in an abandoned textile factory.

IT SHALL COME TO US

Dir.

Machete Bang Bang

Dance interpretation of birth of three crickets

SOMETHING PURPLE

Dir.

Mary John Frank

Inspired by Arianne Zucker’s purple dress, a choreographer explores the language that objectifies women in the Trump era.