La’s No Budget Film Festival Announces Films and Panelists (Including a Reject)

The wild West days of the world’s film festivals are not over. Despite festivals getting bigger and bigger with each passing season, with programming spots going to top-billed film with star-packed casts, there is still plenty of room for up-and-coming filmmakers to get their stuff submitted, accepted, and seen at festivals. Case in point – the No Budget Film Festival, the second annual festival of its kind from cARTel: Collaborative Arts La. Sick of festivals that only seem to show huge budget films from established directors that would get buzz anyway? Well then, how about a film festival where every film was made for zero dollars. You read that right. No scrilla. Not a red cent. Sans dinero. Filmmakers were given only two rules for making their “no budget” flicks – they could not spend any money and all films had to clock in under eight minutes. Really, no money? That’s right – sets, costumes
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