Thank you to all the Artists who submitted to VAEFF 2015!

Submissions are now closed for the 2015 Season and Artists will be notified of acceptance via email by June 1, 2015.

VAEFF 2015 - Call For Submissions is thrilled to announce its call for submissions to the 2015 Video Art & Experimental Film Festival, being held at the iconic TriBeCa Cinemas in New York City on October 1-3, 2015.

Talented filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit to this cutting-edge festival with our Online Submission form.

This year the festival will focus on six major themes:







VAEFF 2015 will accept all Genres including:
Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Stop Motion, Drama, Remix and more.


Films/videos may be no longer than 30 minutes. The deadline for submissions is May 15 ,2015.

For more information, please see the Submission Guidelines here.

Early bird Deadline: February 10, 2015 $25 Early fee
Standard Deadline: April 20, 2015 $35 Standard fee
Late Deadline: May 15, 2015 $45 Late fee

Over three nights in early October, as the New York fall seemed to be taking its grip on the city, filmmakers, artists and film enthusiasts huddled outside Tribeca Cinemas and engaged in animated exchanges and heated discussions – excitedly picking apart the films of this year’s Video Art and Experimental Film Festival. Now in its fourth year….

This year’s audience was made up of filmmakers and media enthusiasts from around the world, creating an energetic environment of exchange and discussion. With such a dynamic audience, VAEFF 2014 created a unique environment to explore the diversity on view in contemporary video art and experimental film.

The festival closed with a panel discussion, which featured Short of the Week co-founder and Vimeo Curator Jason Sondhi; Art + Commerce Executive Producer and Film Agent Ziggy Levin; and Vimeo Curator, festival programmer, and VICE contributor Jeffrey Bowers. Watch Video