Basement Films is a volunteer-run, micro-cinema supporting under-represented forms of media through public screenings, workshops, lectures and an annual film festival (since 1991). We are committed to expanding the statewide conversation about movie making to include alternative cinematic histories.
Basement Films produces programs/screenings with traveling filmmakers, we conduct youth-oriented film and video making workshops at regional charter schools, universities and community centers, and we produce an annual, international experimental film festival called Experiments in Cinema (every year in mid April). This 4 day event screens short, experimental films from around the world. Additionally, we travel the festival around the state as a way of introducing audiences (and young filmmakers) to cinematic experiences that they might not otherwise have an opportunity to see.