Bonus Features

Like any great film that comes with its own set of Bonus Features,  No Budget is packed with its own interactive, experiential extras. The festival's beloved Bonus Features programming series returns with an all-new remix: a set of pop-up events throughout the city celebrating all-things-movies.  Los Angeles plays itself in a series of integrated events showcasing everything that’s great about our crazy, big, filmmaking city. Riveting talkbacks, flash creation sessions, stunt games with action stars- this ain’t your typical festival.  It’s pop-up film camp that packs a punch. Whether you’re a cinema pro or just a total movie geek, there’s something for you.

Pop up events are free and open to the public. Registration now open here. No Budget Film Festival passholders get reserved seats where applicable.

2015 Bonus Features

Action Star Capture the Flag

1. VERSUS: Action Star Capture the Flag

Saturday, October 3rd, 1:00pm @ Griffith Park

Think you can rumble like Rambo? Get schooled by real-live stunt makers on kick-ass (and totally safe) action moves, then take your new on-camera combat skills for an epic game of capture the flag, (against some special guests you may have heard of, like the dudes behind Dude Bro Party Massacre III.)

Register for this Bonus Feature.

Design on a Dime

2. Design on a Dime: The Art | Film Challenge

Sunday, October 4, 1:00-3:00pm @ Modern Vintage Today

We’re grabbing our favorite costume designers, and makeup artists and setting them loose in LA’s best vintage store, Modern Vintage Today. After a few pitches from the audience, they’ll create a character look on the spot. The teams will reveal their designs live and discuss the process of making beautiful things with very little time and resources.   Participants include costume designers Leslie Schilling (Childrens Hospital, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) Layne McGovern (Video Game High School) and SFX makeup artist Bianca Appice (True Blood, Human Centipede 3)

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3. How To Survive While Making It: A Storytelling Hour and Social Mixer

Saturday, October 10,  1:00pm @ Art-Share LA

Ah, Tinsel Town- land of glitz, glamour...and uber driving just to get by. Join us as we invite our favorite artists to share stories from their own Hollywood hustles, from the good, to the bad, and the downright weird. And if that isn't enough, there will be free day-drinking hosted by the No Budget Film Festival. 

The storytelling hour will be followed by a talkback featuring Artistic and Executive Director Negin Singh (No Budget Film Festival, cARTel, Brokechella) Katie Horwitch of Women Against Negative Talk (W.A.N.T.), and Benjamin Mathes (Urban Confessional, Crash Acting)

Featuring stories by:
Parvesh Cheena, Almie Rose, Megan Rosati, Lynn Chen, Tanya Chrisholm, Dante Basco, Phil Daddario, Matthew Chester, Janelle Eagle, Benjamin Mathes, Madeline Harris, and more!

In association with Women Against Negative Talk

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3. iFilmmaker: The Rise of Hand-Held Cinema

Sunday, October 11, 4:00pm @ Third Street Promenade Apple Store

From this year's festival darling TANGERINE to low-budget experimental works from the developing world, iPhone filmmaking is bringing cinema back to the people. Who needs film school and fancy gadgets, when everything from light meters to color correction is in the palm of your hand? Join the No Budget Film Festival as they present a riveting panel on how mobile filmmaking is empowering outsider narratives. Learn how you might liberate your story and its budget with the help of everyday gadgets and test it out with a specially designed scavenger hunt on the Third Street promenade..  Panelists include Neill Barham, Founder and CEO of Cinegenix LLC - makers of FiLMiC Pro, the app used to shoot Tangerine, and Michael Koerbel who produced what is regarded as the first iPhone HD movie, “Apple of my Eye” in 2010. Limited complimentary copies of FILMiC Pro will be available to attendees.

Register for this Bonus Feature.