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No Budget, No Limits: Inspiration for Amateur Production

"Improve your films not by adding more equipment and personnel but by using what you have to its fullest capacity. The most important part of your equipment is yourself: your mobile body, your imaginative mind, and your freedom to use both. Make sure you do use them."
- Maya Deren

100 films for low/no-budget inspiration. Formal ingenuity, creativity, new ways of approaching film - all made on very low budgets. The more movies I watch, the more I realize that the cheapest tend to be the most exciting. List assembled on 11/25/19 based on current tastes, will go untouched.

There are 21 films in this list released in the 1960s.

  • Blast of Silence
  • Carnival of Souls
  • A Colt Is My Passport
  • Django
  • Dog Star Man
  • The Embryo Hunts in Secret
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • The Great Silence
  • Invocation of My Demon Brother
  • La JetĂ©e
  • Love Is Colder Than Death
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Night Tide
  • Patriotism
  • Scorpio Rising
  • Seeds
  • The Shooting
  • Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic)
  • Take Aim at the Police Van
  • Violated Angels
  • X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes