Money is not the object at the fourth No Budget Film Festival, which takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Vista Theatre in Los Feliz, as well as at the nearby El Cid restaurant.
An arts organization called cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA began the shorts festival in 2010 to encourage young indie filmmakers to overcome monetary obstacles and "simply create."
All films in the festival must be under eight minutes and made for virtually no money. This year, the organizers received hundreds of submissions from around the world including narrative, documentary and experimental shorts.
Among the films to be screened are "The Girl in the Corner," a post-apocalyptic love story; "Twins," a look at sibling rivalry told through many mediums; and "Wedding Bell Booze," a comedy about two sisters squabbling over the value of marriage.
All films in the festival are eligible for audience and critics awards, as well as honors in cinematography, writing and innovation categories.
The festival will also sponsor a day of panel discussions Saturday at El Cid covering such topics as "What's Next: Life After Shorts" and "Futuregazing: The New Tools."
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