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Japan’s rich experimental and avant-garde film traditions continue to expand in bold new directions. The vibrant feature-length works in this section feature filmmakers who push the limits of film form and defy categorization in their exploration of unconventional and evocative storytelling. Make sure to also check out the Experimental Shorts bundle within the Shorts Showcase for a varied selection of short experimental works. Films listed alphabetically.


1h 15m Avant-Garde, Documentary 2019
Kinta and Ginji
1h 24m Avant-Garde, Comedy 2019
Shell and Joint
2h 34m Avant-Garde, Dark Humor 2019


Experimental Spotlight Bundle 2020
3 films
Experimental Shorts Bundle 2020
4 films

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