A festival for experimental and creative filmmakers 

Established in 2010 in NYC and running at the Tribeca Film Center, the Video Art & Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF) introduces New York audiences to the most conceptually and aesthetically arresting, daring and provocative short films, video art and experimental films from around the world. VAEFF embraces a boundary-expanding spectrum of work that includes fashion films and music videos. The three-day festival features special programs, such as “Beauty, Sex and Shame,” which depicts the intersections of these themes as expressed through art, fashion, and music videos.

VAEFF is open to submissions from artists internationally; selected artists and directors have been featured next to prominent directors such as David LaChapelle and Marie Schuller.

Over the years, VAEFF has attracted many prestigious artists and scholars to its lively panel discussions, including Alanna Heiss (founder of MoMA PS1), David Ross (former director of the Whitney and SFMOMA), Kalup Linzy (award-winning video and performance artist), Jason Sondhi (co-founder of Short of the Week and lead curator of Vimeo Staff Picks), and Ziggy Levin (executive producer for Art + Commerce and faculty member at SVA).

VAEFF 2017 will run between November 9 and 11 at the Tribeca Film Center in New York City. The festival will conclude with a gala reception where artists, panelists, and the general public will enjoy food, an open bar and a live performance.