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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Brussels Experimental Film Festival (Compétition Internationale Du Film Expérimental) was an international film festival held in Brussels in 1947 and 1958.

Second edition

The second edition concurred with the World Exhibition in Brussels; Kenneth Anger, Jonas Mekas, Robert Breer, Stan Brakhage, Peter Kubelka, Jan Lenica and Walerian Borowczyk attended. The first prizes were won by Dom and Touch of Evil.

137 films from 29 countries including 7 entries from Poland participated in the competition. The shortlist of the most prestigious artists consists of (in alphabetical order): Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Marcel Broodthaers, Mary Ellen Bute, Shirley Clarke, Carmen d’Avino, Maya Deren, Georges Franju, Abel Gance, Claude Goretta, Yoram Gross, John Hubley, Lewis Jacobs, Larry Jordan, Nelly Kaplan, Peter Kubelka, Len Lye, Willard Maas, Marie Menken, Jean Mitry, Ernest Pintoff, François Reichenbach, Ken Russell, Alain Tanner, Stan Vanderbeek, Agnes Varda, John Whitney.


The festival was renamed to EXPRMNTL for its subsequent editions.

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