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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 14 fantasy films in this list.

  • Begotten
  • Electric Dragon 80.000 V
  • Eraserhead
  • Fireworks
  • The Flying Luna Clipper
  • In the Shadow of the Sun
  • The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
  • Mod Fuck Explosion
  • MĂ©canix
  • Scorpio Rising
  • Song of Love
  • Strangler of the Swamp
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Versus