Experimenta India is an artist-run platform that encourages uncompromising, fresh, compelling and critically urgent experimentation with the moving image in India.

Founded by filmmaker and curator Shai Heredia in 2003, this groundbreaking platform has played a significant role in countering the hegemony of the mainstream Indian film industry and has rapidly developed into an important forum for artists’ film and video internationally.

Through EXPERIMENTA, the critically acclaimed moving image art biennial, we reflect upon, and examine different traces of experimental film, both historical and contemporary. EXPERIMENTA is the most respected and critically acclaimed independent film festival in the country. For over twenty years, EXPERIMENTA has collaborated with artists, curators, filmmakers, and art educators from across the world to nurture a community of creative practitioners who work across mediums, materials and genres. By celebrating all forms of experimentation with the moving image – from celluloid to digital, documentary to fiction and everything in between – EXPERIMENTA has created a context of support and shaped the current discourse around the history and contemporary framework of experimental film in India. By bringing international attention to Indian experimental cinema, the festival has catapulted many Indian filmmakers and artists into the global experimental film circuit where they have garnered awards and received critical acclaim. 





Bangalore, India 560046