Attention filmmakers- the great indie picture show is back with a HALF DECADE of celebrating independents! The 5th Annual No Budget Film Festival seeks submissions for 2014.

"The Wild West days of the world’s film festivals are not over." - Film School Rejects

“Money is not the object….encourage young indie filmmakers to overcome monetary obstacles and simply create.”- LA Times

“One of the most opulent experiences an artist can venture...upped on energy and light on rules”- Press Pass LA

Beg, borrow, steal, collaborate- The No Budget Film Festival is looking for the next generation of visionary filmmakers who’ve made great work without the big bucks. 

The No Budget Film Festival is geared towards finding the next great voices in cinema and giving them a platform to stand on. Now in it’s 5th year, this sold out, red carpet, industry-heavy festival will occur over a week of exciting and unique events including star-studded panels, exclusive (and non stuffy) networking opportunities, parties parties parties, and of course, packed screenings showcasing the most cutting-edge, innovative work created internationally by emerging, thrilling filmmakers.

Special screening consideration categories this year include: Narrative, documentary, and experimental.

For the first time, NBFF will be partnering with legendary MACK SENNETT STUDIOS for an all-new festival hub where you can network, enjoy, and interact with other cutting edge indie voices just like you. The hub will be home to our Festival Lounge and a ton of other festival activities to be announced soon. Mack Sennett is a historical studio ripe with Hollywood history and a touch of old showbiz glamour. Established in 1916, the studio has been home to everything from silent films to modern music videos, and housed the productions of some of the world’s most beloved pieces of cinema.

Some No Budget Facts to Remember:
NO! Entry Fee*
NO! Films over 8 minutes.
NO! Prior LA premiere- we accept only Los Angeles Premiere Films.

Films must not rely on a budget. Beg, borrow, collaborate to get your work done!

So pick up a camera, grab your buddies, and get to work! Late submissions are extended through September 22nd. From September 15th-22nd, there will be a $10 charge per film for late processing.

* Each team may submit one submission for FREE, each additional submission will incur a  $10 processing fee. From September 15-22, all films will incur a $10 late processing fee.

Please note that due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to send out individual confirmation emails for each film submitted.

Submissions end Monday, September 22 at 9pm PST.

Call For Entries Form

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Please note that from September 15-22, all submitted films are subject to a $10 late processing fee per film.