Cine Pobre is a self-funded filmmaking genre without a set of stylistic criteria nor format boundaries, involving many geographically separated creators with at least two things in common: a strong desire to tell their story and to do so with their own resources.

Cine Pobre builds bridges based on the belief that film becomes art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper. Since 2002 the 100% cartel-free intersection of culture and capabilities curating the world's best self-funded films.

collaborative event offering co- and post-production

Cine Pobre is a collaborative venue and not a contest where filmmakers receive trinkets. We invite filmmakers to produce self funded films telling stories we bet on becoming resonant cultural contributions instead of focusing on orotund social components.

We exclusively accept self funded films and crowd-financed films.

IF YOUR FILM'S BUDGET IS MORE THAN 20% STATE, CITY, GRANT
CULTURAL OR FILM FUND SUPPORTED, please indicate
the percentage of budget and it's source.

We have added a category for STUDENT FILMS and Film Schools.

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  • Mil gracias por la oportunidad y la Mención de Honor para nuestro doc Citizen Lula, de Brasil. Thank u so much!

    May 2021
  • Thank you very much for your selection, I am very happy to have been able to share "Love Me Tender" with you, even from a far and in the conditions that we have to deal with, I hope to see you soon, delighted with this first meeting with Ciné pobre!

    May 2021
  • Eddie Shieh

    Honored to have screened with Cine Pobre again for the 3rd time. I sincerely hope to be back again and in person. Be safe!

    May 2021
  • Passionate film people even in the pandemic
    Good communication in difficult times they do their best for us - thank you for all your precious advise it was an onore to be selected.

    May 2021
  • Dennis Ford

    Cine Pobre Film Festival rocks. We were especially appreciative that our film Firestorm '77 recieved a "Honorable Mention" Award from this festival. Muchas gracias!

    May 2021