The Disposable Film Festival

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In a Nutshell

Curated festival of no-budget films shot on cellphones, webcams, and still cameras celebrates its eighth year

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 21, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 3/20 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Castro Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects The Disposable Film Festival's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for VIP, and 7:00 p.m. for general admission. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • Premiere of the Disposable Film Festival
  • When: Thursday, March 20, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Castro Theatre
  • Door time: 7 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.

Ticket Options * $30 for two general admission tickets (up to $30 value) and two T-shirts ($30 value; up to $60 total value) * $70 for two VIP tickets (up to $60 value), two T-shirts ($30 value), and a messenger bag ($99 value; up to $239 total value). The VIP ticket includes admission to the premiere party, also held at the Castro Theatre, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Disposable Film Festival

Hailed as one of America’s “coolest film festivals” by MovieMaker magazine, the Disposable Film Festival celebrates the world’s best no-budget filmmaking. Since 2007, the festival has curated selections of short films shot with inexpensive equipment: cell phones, still cameras, and webcams. As these flicker to life on the big screen, they demonstrate how modern technology is making it possible for creators from all backgrounds to bring their vision to life without the budgets required for CGI trickery or gold-plated cameras. And the results astound. The online gallery of past competitors bristles with technique the likes of which audiences can learn about during the fest’s workshops, competitions, and panels.

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