Dance. Film. Place. People.

Dance. Film. Place. People.

Artist Residency
July 17-31, 2022

Art in a Barn
July 23, 2022

6 PM doors open | Live Music by Guava Jam | Performances

Reel & Raw Film Premiere
July 30, 2022

7 PM doors open | 8 PM Screening

What is Experimental Film Virginia?


Experimental Film Virginia is an artist residency designed to create films. It is production approached within a unique framework of exchange, collaboration and support. The goal is to make a film you would never have made at home. For the public, it is an international cultural event unlike any other. It is intense, challenging and beautiful.


Launched in 2013 by a National Endowment for the Arts grant, Experimental Film Virginia is a celebration and an exploration, an art-soaked film-making residency for artists with live performance events for the community. It is the only film festival-artist residency where films are made in-situ and then immediately screened for the public. 


We are innovative and entrepreneurial, created by artists for artists with audience and community experience in mind. The hybrid model encourages new relationships, collaborations and supports economic growth. The educational and creative design of the program builds a narrative for cultural tourism around the arts in a small town setting. We see this as an essential part of the ecosystem of artistic exchange and sustainability. We build global connections in the arts for Virginia starting with the charming beach town of Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore.

Join us in Cape Charles this summer as an artist, audience member, participant, intern or volunteer. Stay tuned for additional events locally and internationally. We are on the move and we want to take you with us.

Experimental Film Virginia is a 501c3 non-profit seeking donations


Make a film.

Be in a film.

Watch the films we make.

See you in Cape Charles.



Experimental Film Virginia