Experimental Response Cinema is an Austin-based collective of artists, devoted to bringing moving-image art to screens throughout our city.
Our screenings feature historical and contemporary artist-focused works that span a number of histories, genres, and scenes. These include experimental film and video, artists film, underground film, video art, installation art, the poetic film, the essay film, avant-garde cinema, and many others. Since 2012, we have hosted over 80 events, featuring dozens of visiting artists, curators, and scholars. You can see a list of artists we have hosted and screened on our Featured Artists page.
We strive to show all media - Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, digital and analog video, multi-projector performances - in its original presentation format, under the best possible screening conditions. Our goal is to establish a historical and living foothold for non-commercial, artists-driven cinema in our city.
Our events are held in a variety of locations around Austin, including the Austin Film Society, the Alamo Drafthouse, the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin, The Contemporary Austin, MASS Gallery, the Church of the Friendly Ghost, Farewell Books, grayDUCK Gallery, and many others.
We are a completely volunteer operation: all raised funds are dedicated to our artist honorariums, film / video rentals, and other details as they relate to our events. Current programmers are Jarrett Hayman, Ekrem Serdar, Scott Stark, and Rachel Stuckey. Visit ercatx.org for our current schedule.
Experimental Response Cinema is a fiscally sponsored organization of the Austin Film Society. You can make a donation to this organization using the form below. You will receive a letter acknowledging your gift to the Austin Film Society on behalf on the project. Since AFS is a non-profit organization, your donation may be deducted from your taxes as a charitable contribution under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
How to make a check donation:
The checks must be made out to “Austin Film Society” and have "Experimental Response Cinema" written clearly on the memo section of the check. Please send checks to:
Austin Film Society
1901 E 51st St
Austin, TX 78723
For more information about our fiscal sponsorship program, click here. If you have any questions, contact our Artist Services Manager, Iliana Sosa at firstname.lastname@example.org.