TOFF: Reel Community, Reel Adventure!

Are you ready?

The Twisted Oyster Film Festival recognizes the talents of emerging video artists and filmmakers from around the globe, and aims to bring to light new talent and storytellers interested in diverse subjects from personal narratives to social and cause related themes.

The Festival brings auteurs to its annual screenings of films from around the world. This year’s program will include a video art exhibition, experimental, fiction, documentary, horror, suspense and animation shorts. The festival celebrates video, filmmaking and storytelling, and provides an opportunity to network with seasoned and emerging producers, directors and other media professionals.

Every year we look for works that are innovative, break taboos, are cosmopolitan, political, social, sensitive, serious, absurd, joyful and mostly poetic. The global human status is worrisome. We inhabit a world of chaos where security control predominates, we find ourselves in dismay of social and political differences and misconceptions, in fear of governments, foreigners and migrations, misunderstanding of religious beliefs, threatened civil liberties, and desires of emancipation from despot authorities and civil chaos.

The 2016 Twisted Oyster Experimental Film Festival seeks videos and short films that use imagery, language or themes with a poetic approach. In a world of differences poetry in moving images can be catalyst for unity, conversation and transformation. We look for excellence in cinematography, screenplay and post production.We expect the 2nd edition of our festival to be contagious and unstoppable, inventive, rich, conscious and provocative. With that said, we look forward your wonderful works and we will inform selections by the end of October 2016.


Opening Night: November 18, 2016 – ACS Gallery at the Zhou B. Art Center in Bridgeport.

6:00 PM – Welcome reception – By invitation only – Light appetizers and beverages

  • Preview of shorts from the Festival Official Selection and Nominees
  • Hear about our Special Guests and Panels
  • Meet and greet

7:00 PM – Art center opens doors to the public

  • Video Art and Micro Cinema Showcase:  November 18, 2016 – December 8, 2016

Logan Square Screenings: December 1 -2, 2016 – Comfort Film at Comfort Station 

December 1st, 2016 – 9:00 PM and December 2nd, 2016 – 7:30 PM ***(Detailed Programming to follow)***

  • Animation
  • Horror/Suspense
  • Shorts longer than 10 minutes

In addition to an amazing programming and through out the three week duration of the Film Festival, TOFF will host a Video Art and Experimental Short Films Day aimed to a young audience. Learn more here.

So, are you ready for exciting shorts? Check this page continuously as it will be edited often.


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