What filmmakers do without a budget? They get creative, collaborative and resourceful. The No Budget Film Festival was established in 2010 to provide an environment for independent filmmaking in the purest sense.
The festival’s fifth anniversary marks the very first “cARTel Selects,” an out-of-competition program dedicated to the fest’s Los Angeles community, with personal favorites from throughout the year that showcase what comes after No Budget. Filmmaker workshops will also be held to support and inform up-and-coming indie storytellers.
The Opening Night Gala screening will be “The Past is a Grotesque Animal,” a documentary portrait of Kevin Barnes, frontman of the indie rock band Of Montreal. The film, which ran for four days at the New Beverly earlier this year, is directed by Jason Miller.
The full schedule (here) includes an array of American and international short films, along with plenty of indie-oriented workshops and talks. Festival passes and individual event tickets (and for a bargain!) are now on sale here.