A great year at NoBudge. We posted over 50 free films, debuted a new site in August, initiated open submissions in March. We expanded our coverage and began posting contributions from a variety of writers & filmmakers ... as well as quarterly newsletters written & designed by film critic Craig Keller. We hosted several special screenings including Joe Swanberg's All the Light in the Sky & a month-long retrospective dedicated to the diary films of Ahmed Khawaja. Our most viewed film of the year was Mae & Ash, which premiered August 7th and has racked up 60,000 views. Our top 5 films were watched over 200,000 times. Of course, NoBudge isn't about view counts, it's about connecting like-minded filmmakers, and we've heard of many connections being made by filmmakers who have shown work on NoBudge. Can't wait to see some of the collaborations in the works for 2014. Thanks to all the filmmakers and film lovers who helped grow our community. See ya next year! And now for the 1st annual NoBudge Awards...
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Top 10 Viewed Films of 2013
- Mae and Ash 59,908 views
- Death to the Tinman 42,266 views
- Where the Buffalo Roam 35,389 views
- How to Live with Bedbugs 32,603 views
- We Refuse to be Cold 31,509 views
- (No Direction Home) 5,520 views
- Surveyor 4,006 views
- Frames 2,495 views
- Holy God 1,632 views
- Blue Monday 1,503 views
(in Vimeo + YouTube Views, as of Dec. 24th, 2013)