The documentary 'EXPRMNTL' tells the story of experimental film through the history of this festival, a history which tells us how we came to understand what we watch, a history which questions the very nature of film and how a big part of how we understand our world relies on the very nature of moving images.

Amongst the visitors settling down in Knokke in wintertime between Christmas and New Years: Yoko Ono, Jean-Luc Godard, Agnes Varda, Jonas Mekas, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Roman Polanski, Stan Brakhage, Nam June Paik, Martin Scorsese, Jeffrey Shaw... Most of them as students or early-career filmmakers.