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.
For their 5th year, the festival is taking over L.A.’s Mack Sennett studios with screenings, workshops and panels all weekend. This includes an eclectic jury panel, workshops with 5 Second Films and RocketJump, a panel from the makers of Dear White People and an indie film version of “Shitty Jobs,” an Upright Citizens Brigade improv favorite.
Check out everything the festival has to offer this weekend on their website. You can also check out a short program teaser in the player below.