The Out of Competition section presents selections of experimental and animation works, documentaries and art-videos (the Best of Collections) from important international film festivals, among which:  Rimusicazioni Film Festival and the European Festival La Boca del Lobo (Madrid, Spain), Signes de Nuit (Paris, France), BuSho Festival (Budapest, Hungary) with whom ARES Festival has created the CINE TRANS EUROPE.

CINE TRANS EUROPE is a transnational circuit of film festivals aiming at resisting a cinema repeating the same kind of emotions and concepts, just following the dominating and reductive interpretations and patterns of story telling, but defending a "Cinema de difference" looking for innovative and complex audio visual languages able to capture the complexity of reality.