A Multimedia Production Company creating accessible and immersive events to champion the development of exceptional artists.

GREAT EVENTS MAKE LIFE BETTER.

cARTel is made up of a wildly diverse group of people who are all driven by the same thing: a passion for possibility. We believe that any and every space can turn into a venue, every person into a collaborator, every business into a partner. LA is our living, breathing, constantly changing canvas, and it is our job to turn the city upside down and inside out with surprising, organic, and once-in-a-lifetime spectacles that make you go "f*ck, I love LA." - Negin Singh Artistic Director

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About No Budget Film Festival

Established in 2010, The No Budget Film Festival (NBFF) challenged filmmakers to free themselves from arguably the most frustrating aspect of filmmaking--raising money. So, what do filmmakers do without a budget? They get creative and really resourceful. But best of all, they collaborate and form new, inspired networks of fellow artists and professionals. NBFF, at its core, is an experiment in independent filmmaking in the purest sense. Over the last five years, it has developed into an industry studded event and expanded to include multiple screenings, panels, parties, and professional meet-and-greets, and has provided a home for brave, talented filmmakers who are ready to leap into the next phase of their careers. cARTel and the festival’s producers are thrilled to bring NBFF to the historic Mack Sennett Studios for the first time.

"[MY] FAVORITE LITTLE FESTIVAL...WHAT YOU FEEL THERE IS THE EXCITEMENT OF YOUNG FILMMAKERS...SUPER FUN...OFTEN YOU'LL SEE SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU THINK, 'WOW, I'M GONNA WATCH THIS FILMMAKER...(S)HE'S GONNA BE BIG'" - KCRW'S MATT HOLZMAN