Roll out the red carpet – Independent Film Festival serves up Indie gems during three-day festival

Indie-Lincs International Film Festival is back for 2024 and will show over 30 original, independent films from across the globe at Lincoln Arts Centre on Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February. Indie-Lincs is now in its eighth year and enables filmmakers and members of the public to watch films made by independent filmmakers.

During the festival, audiences can enjoy a selection of high-quality documentary, drama, and animated films, both short and feature length. The festival also includes filmmaker Q&A’s, networking events and an awards ceremony. This year’s film selection includes comedy/feature film: A Kind of Kidnapping, a Tarantino-esque farce about a kidnapping gone wrong. Short films include the atmospheric UK short Black Dog; and US short horror/comedy Hide Your Crazy, a film about overcoming one’s personal demons for love.

The festival is run by local filmmaker, and Lincoln School of Film and Media Senior Lecturer, Dr Mikey Murray, with a team of volunteer coordinators. Mikey said:

“This year we’ve introduced new judges to the festival who will bring their expertise and unique perspective when choosing our award-winners. Members of the public can also vote for their favourite film. Our festival is very much open for those in the community to attend and we pride ourselves on our welcoming atmosphere. If you love film, it’s a great place to not only see films you wouldn’t ordinarily get a chance to, but to meet others and discuss what you’ve watched. There is great camaraderie at the festival.”

Indie-Lincs is an International film festival that champions low and micro budget feature length and short films. The high-quality programme of independent films are bolstered by friendly networking events where industry guests, actors, filmmakers and the audience can all be found together discussing their work and the programme of films.

Industry guests at the festival have included prestigious names such as: actors Rebecca Root (Boy Meets Girl) and John Hollingworth (Mr Bates vs The Post Office/The Dark Knight Rises), writer/director/actor Steve Oram (Sightseers), writer/director and 2023 BAFTA nominee Georgia Oakley (Blue Jean), and talent agent Tracey Hyde (Casarotto Ramsay & Associates).

This year’s judges include: actors Robin Laing (Band of Brothers) and Pauline Lynch (Trainspotting), as well as writer, director, producer Jeremy Wooding (Peep Show), film academic Mette Hjort, and the head of Bulldog Film Distribution, Phillip Hoile.

The festival is open to filmmakers and the general public. Day and weekend passes are available. Day tickets are £12 (£7 live pass) and a Weekend pass costs £20 (£12 live pass). Age restrictions apply. Call 01522 837600 or visit www.lincolnartscentre.co.uk

To find out more about Indie-Lincs visit www.indie-lincs.com or contact Angela Waddell indie-lincs@gmail.com Mikey Murray mmurray@lincoln.ac.uk