Experimental Film Fest

The Experimental Film Fest 2021 is now accepting submissions on FilmFreeway. This year the EFF is in beautiful New Bern, NC.

Welcome to the Experimental Film Fest homepage. If you’re looking to submit films, please use Film Freeway. We use it exclusively for submission, tickets, and processing.

The festival is now located in New Bern, North Carolina, and is your haven for art house, avant-garde, experimental, silent, and exploratory films of all kinds. We are excited to see your work and encourage you to push the limits of cinematic media.

The Experimental Film Fest 2021 screening and awards date is September 18, 2021. The venue for the 2021 festival is Bank of the Arts 317 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560. Watch here and our listing on filmfreeway.com for updates.


Submissions are open for 2021


And the winners for The Experimental Film Fest 2020 are:

Festival Winner: Sunset Strip Self-Improvement Affirmations – Joseph Culp

Critic’s Choice: Westbound/Eastbound – Rohan Bader

Audience Favorite: Beth’s Three O’Clock with Dr. Harlow – Emma Penaz Eisner


Solastalgia – Scott Turri
This Was My Son – Rob Underhill
Blue, Diane – Jackson McKeehan
Breathed Away – Chen Xiang-Yun
I’m Sorry I Abandoned You – Kate Pelling