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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  • Thank you for the selection of my film. It is a great honour for me that my feature documentary "Lemon Island" is among the world's best self funded films.

    May 2022
  • You are a great and exciting festival. I am very happy to participate in your festival with my film and and won awarded an Honorable Mention.

    May 2022
  • Gracias cine pobre por la mención de honor a mi película " Por detrás de la moneda"
    Le deseo larga vida a tu festival. abrazos. LMOYA (Portugal)

    May 2022
  • Mai Hedvig Lyngby

    Thank you so much for nominating my film. I am really excited. Great people and wonderful communication. Mai, Director - Denmark

    May 2022
  • Thank you for accepting our little comedy/action short film, Rumbo: First Pee and awarding it Best Self Funded Film. We truly enjoyed bing part of your wonderful festival. Viva Mexico 🇲🇽!!!

    May 2022