Side/Lot Evanston Experimental Video Showcase

The Experimental Video Showcase screening, scheduled for September 18, has been postponed to Spring 2022. Contributing artists will be notified via email about the program date change. 

The 4th Annual Side/Lot Evanston Experimental Video Showcase features short, experimental videos by film and video makers who live or work in the Chicagoland region. The showcase aims to present short, experimental work by diverse creators, highlighting their unique visions and approaches to media. Each year, the works have been screened as an outdoor architectural projection at the Evanston Art Center and last year, due to COVID, the screening was in the form of a Drive In.

2021 Curators and Organizers

Anne Hayden Stevens, Artist/Curator

Naeema Jamilah Torres, Curator/Filmmaker
Mezcla Media Collective

Mat Rappaport, Artist/Filmmaker/Curator





Thursday July 30th @ 8pm (Gates close at 8:20) Program begins promptly at 8:30 ending by 9:30.

As in years past, we will be projecting the videos onto the side of the Evanston Art Center. This year, due to the coronavirus, we are using the drive-in theater format to keep our community safe and socially distanced. We have remapped the parking lot to maximize the view and number of cars. We ask that you arrive early to allow for parking. Audio will be broadcast via FM radio, so make sure your car radio works. Rain or Shine.
CLICK HERE to view images from the 2020 Outdoor Drive-In.
Join us for the Virtual Screening and Q&A with the Filmmakers on the EAC YouTube channel on August 13 at 7:30pm! 
CLICK HERE to view images and film stills from the 2019 Outdoor Film Screening.