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No Budget Film Fest Picks Jury (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

No Budget Film Fest Picks Jury (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

This year’s No Budget Film Festival has chosen 25 innovative short films to play for one day only at historic Barnsdall Park in Los Feliz, California. The lineup will showcase world premieres and curated selections of low-to-no budget projects from top festivals around the world.

The festival has rounded up a jury of indie stalwarts — including Daniel Myrick, who pretty much defined no-budget filmmaking with “The Blair Witch Project.” This year’s jurors, which we reveal exclusively, are:

Alicia Lutes, Associate Editor at Nerdist
Lee Jameson, Film Education Manager at Film Independent
Daniel Myrick, Director (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT)
Dave Kneebone, Producer / Exec Producer (Absolutely Productions – “Tim and Eric”, “Nathan For You”)
Lindsay Burdge, Actress (DIGGING FOR FIRE, THE MIDNIGHT SWIM)
Polly Morgan, Cinematographer (THE PRETTY ONE, THE TRUTH ABOUT EMMANUEL)
Anna Hollingsworth, Animation Director (Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman”)
Michael E. Peter, Producer at 5 Second Films (DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE III)

And check out the complete film slate, along with a promo for the fest:

Clavicles / Music VideoUSA (Director: Pete Scalzitti) In an animation and live action hybrid music video, a young couple must escape their own apartment as violent cannibalistic cartoon monster aliens attack the city.
Corpus Research Institute / AnimationUSA (Director: Tynesha Foreman) A short training video for Prospective Animal Researchers that values “science” over the well being of Laboratory Monkeys.
David Lewandowski / DocumentaryUSA (Directors: Matt Glass and Jordan Wayne Long) David is a self taught artist who made a name for himself through commercials and visual effects for large companies, but in his spare time he revels in arcade culture and the creation of his strange, personal, short films.
Drama / NarrativeUSA & CHINA (Director: Tian Guan) A young couple are having sex in a car and realize that there are no more condoms left.
JKTV / DocumentaryUSA (Director: Elle Schneider) An intimate documentary portrait of Asian-American performance artist and photographer Joey Kim, who uses adult web streaming sites as a medium for her artwork.
Meghan is on a Bender / NarrativeUSA (Writer/Director: Chioke Nassor) Girl + booze + sex + theft = Meghan on a Bender.
Monobrow / Experimental & AnimationUK (Director: Jaime Pardo) A trippy and menacing music promo that features a playful blend of stark geometrics, tattoo imagery and vibrating skulls.
Loop Ring Chop Drink / AnimationUK (Director: Nicolas Ménard) The mundane story of a heartbroken man, an online gambling addict, an alcoholic kleptomaniac and an anxious loner living in the same apartment building.
Odin’s Afterbirth / AnimationUSA (Writer/Director: Joseph Bennett) A viking warrior sets out on a blood-soaked path of destruction that brings him face-to-face with Norse god Odin.
One Year Lease / Documentary USA (Director: Brian Bolster) Told almost entirely through voicemail messages, One Year Lease documents the trials of Brian, Thomas, and Casper as they endure a year-long sentence with Rita, the cat-loving landlady.
Playing in the Streets / Narrative USA (Director: Jennifer Daley) A drug addicted party girl questions her sexuality when she can no longer connect with her boyfriend.
Plug & Play / AnimationSWITZERLAND (Director: Michael Frei) Anthropoid creatures with plugs in place of heads are up to mischief. Instead of abandoning oneself to the dictates of the raised finger, they soon submit to themselves.
Randyland / DocumentaryUSA (Director: Matthew Kaundart) An exploration of how one man literally captures the sun to create a massive monument to the world and its beauty.
Russian Roulette / NarrativeUK (Director: Ben Aston) London seems a little less lonely when Lucy meets a cosmonaut on Chatroulette.
N6-4Q: Born Free / Experimental & DocumentaryJAPAN & USA (Director: Sasha Gransjean) From revolutionist to pet fish store owner, Kyoto, has uploaded his story into the collective consciousness before being forced to return to his home country of Japan.
Still / NarrativeUSA (Director: Dan Woodliff) Two former lovers relive a memory that still lingers.
Teenage Wasteland / NarrativeUSA (Director: Todd Berger) A sci-fi time travel epic shot over 20 years.
Teeth / AnimationUK (Directors / Writers: Daniel Gray & Tom Brown) That which is neglected, is lost.
The History of Asteroids and the Advancement of Science / AnimationUSA (Directors: Matt Glass & Jordan Wayne Long) A puppet fable.
The White Room / NarrativeUSA (Director: Chris Smith) Cody is dead. And he has some questions.
This Home Is Not Empty / ExperimentalCanada (Director: Carol Nguyen) A personal piece questioning the lies we tell ourselves through a metaphorical lens.
Totally Free / DocumentaryUSA (Director: Daniel Soares) A short documentary that explores weirdly wonderful roller skaters, how they got into skating and why it keeps them alive.
Twiller Parkour 1 / AnimationUSA (Director: Morgan Miller) Jeff Twiller’s attempts at parkour.
Twiller Parkour 2 / AnimationUSA (Director: Morgan Miller) Jeff Twiller’s second attempts at parkour.
Virgil / NarrativeUSA (Director: Fred Soligan) Virgil, a depressed New York City tour guide, tries to navigate life’s ups and downs (mostly downs).


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