Creativity with motion pictures doesn’t always require a big budget, as evidenced by two Louisiana entries in the Public Broadcasting Service’s annual Online Film Festival, which runs through July 17. All of the films in the national festival are free to watch at, and viewers can vote on their favorite ones.

One of the short films, “Disorder,” was made by Elliot Blunck and Jonathon Wilkins, high school seniors at Lusher Charter School in New Orleans.

“#TheFutureisCrowdFunded,” made by Shreveport filmmaker Mindy Bledsoe, tells the story of a crowdfunded venture that is, in a special way, otherwordly.

We hope that Louisiana residents check out the PBS Online Film Festival and vote for the local entries. It’s a great way to support some homegrown summer movies that you don’t even have to visit the local cineplex to see.