Cosmic Rays Film Festival

A Festival of Experimental, Essay, First Person, and Artists' Film

Cosmic Rays is an annual celebration of non-commercial short films that extend the idea of film as art.

Cosmic Rays screens work that:

  • Experiments with the formal possibilities of film and video.
  • Explores hybrid forms and the hard-to-describe spaces between filmmaking modes and genres.
  • Speaks with a personal or poetic voice, or explores novel ways of telling stories.
  • Eschews convention and commerce.
  • Has utopian aspirations and weird friends.

Cosmic Rays is excited by filmmaking that expands our idea of what film is and what it can be.

Contact person: 

Sabine Gruffat/Bill Brown



Chapel Hill, North Carolina
United States
35° 54' 47.52" N, 79° 3' 21.042" W