For Press Inquiries regarding the No Budget Film Festival:

Rachel Walker
press@wearecartel.org

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"What do you do when you have an amazing idea for a short film, but lack the finances to make it happen? Simple answer: you wait around for the money you need to magically appear. The more challenging but rewarding answer: you use every penny you have (or the generous donations of family/friends/lemonade stand money) to think outside the box and make it happen. In short (no pun intended), this is what the annual No Budget Film Festival is all about – being creative with what is available to you, and in the spirit of the NBFF's mantra, "never stop f***ing shooting!""

Read more at http://www.indiewire.com/article/no-budget-no-problem-5-things-we-learned-at-the-5th-annual-no-budget-film-festival-20141203.

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"The No Budget Film Festival takes place this weekend (November 21-23) at the Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles. Currently in its fifth year, the festival’s abiding rule is simple: Use as little money to make your film as humanly possible. This mandate challenges artists to work with only the resources and tools available and make the most of them… without starving their crews."

Read more at http://www.moviemaker.com/archives/festivals/no-budget-no-cry-ten-tips-no-budget-film-festival/.

 

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"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."

Read more at http://www.blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/attention-indie-filmmakers-no-budget-film-fest-unveils-fifth-annual-program-20141118

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"This 5-year-old festival forces filmmakers to think outside the box and get creative with their resources."

Read more at http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/11/21/48135/free-weekend-great-la-walk-amoeba-sale-and-movembe/

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"When film fans envision writers and directors and producers getting together over that first cup of coffee, to map out a production,some might think that those early conversations are about finding the perfect setting, about incorporating a fun dance number, and what if two characters should really get together or not."

Read more at http://www.nbclosangeles.com/entertainment/the-scene/Flicks-Made-on-the-Fly-No-Budget-Film-Festival-283358031.html

"FILM FEST: The No Budget Film festival takes place this weekend from Nov. 21-23 with Mack Sennett Studios serving as festival hub. It opens on Friday with the Of Montreal film The Past is a Grotesque Animal and features the best in international DIY filmmaking."

Read more at http://laist.com/2014/11/20/22_of_our_favorite_events_in_los_an_7.php.

 

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"The 5th Annual No Budget Film Festival, produced by the non-profit cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA, is hitting Los Angeles this weekend and as the name suggests, this isn’t your standard film festival. As NBFF puts it, the festival showcases filmmakers “working with what they have—begging, bartering, and collaborating with their community to get their films made and stories told. We are celebrating artists who make films for the love of the game, in any way they can.” KCRW’s Matt Holzman called it his “favorite little festival,” and it was also picked by Time Out LA and LAist as a must-see for the month of November."

Read more at http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/11/5th-annual-no-budget-film-festival-hits-la-this-we.html