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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  • I feel grateful my documentary "People After the Fire" was selected by this festival giving opportunities to independent filmmakers show their work. Amid coronavirus pandemic, circumstances were hard for me to assist, but I wish all the best to the continuity of Cine Pobre festival, as I feel its role and reasons for its existence are both great. Our communication was very good and they responded fast to my questions.

    May 2020
  • martin del carpio

    Great informative festival! Well worth it!

    May 2020
  • Thank you for providing a platform for independent filmmakers! We were delighted to have UberLand as part of the Cine Pobre Film Festival.

    August 2019
  • sean brown

    The Cine Pobre crew is funny and professional in their communication and I'd love to meet them in person. STRICTLY PROFESSIONAL is my second entry in the festival and I love that they support my sorta weird and not-ready-for-prime-time features! I'm definitely going to look these guys up the next time I'm in La Paz and buy them drinks! Congratulations to anyone who is selected to be a part of this well curated and world class festival that seeks out and appreciates the value of unique storytellers! Well done Cine Pobre!

    June 2019
  • Antonio Rotunno

    Aunque no tuve la oportunidad de asistir, la comunicación fue fluida y atenta desde el inicio, así como el buen detalle que tuvieron al informarme sobre la aceptación del público hacia nuestro cortometraje la noche que se mostró. ¡Muchas gracias por habernos incluido en esta edición 2018!

    May 2018