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Fleisch_EnergieThe world of experimental or avant-garde (vanguard) cinema has a history just as rich as narrative film (it could be said that the two run on parallel tracks). While usually associated with European filmmakers, America has its own rich tradition of avant-garde and experimental filmmakers. Very loosely defined as any film that doesn’t use narrative cinematic technique to achieve its goals, the avant-garde is worthy of study for any filmmaker or student of film. The Dissolve recently featured two experimental avant-garde shorts — one by the filmmaker who made the amazing credits for Enter The VoidClick below to learn more about the history of the wonderfully strange world of avant-garde and experimental cinema, and watch some of its classics. More »

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For the third time, MUBI has partnered up with the Images Festival to bring you a selection of the festival’s short films. Images Festival, established in 1987, is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture. Images has presented thousands of vanguard media-based projects in the last 24 years of its existence, and this year, they bring 20 of this year’s films to you — for free — through MUBI. More »