8th March 2017, 11:25am
Indie-Lincs: international film festival to showcase original talent
Indie-Lincs: international film festival to showcase original talent Independent film makers from around the world will come together at the University of Lincoln, UK, this month when the international film festival, Indie-Lincs, returns to the city.

Taking place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th March 2017 at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on the University’s main Brayford Pool Campus, around 40 films will be screened over the course of two days along with workshops, Q&A’s and networking events.

The festival, which is sponsored by the Lincoln School of Film and Media and Arts Council England through Lincoln BIG's Cultural Destinations funding, champions low and micro budget films, showcasing the talent and creative film-makers operating in the industry both in the UK and overseas.

The weekend will culminate in an awards ceremony on Saturday evening, where films screened during the festival will compete in a range of categories, including Best International Short and Most Challenging Film.

Those with the most acclaimed entries will walk away with a coveted Lincoln Imp award, the emblem of the city which embodies the spirit of the film-makers who dare to upset the equilibrium and do things their own way.

The festival has been organised by Dr Mikey Murray, Lecturer in Film Production in the Lincoln School of Film and Media at the University of Lincoln.

Dr Murray said: “We’re so pleased to be able to bring Indie-Lincs back for a second year. The inaugural festival received so much support and interest, proving that there’s definitely an appetite for independent film in Lincoln.  

“Once again the past year has seen cinema dominated by yet more sequels, remakes and novel adaptations. Whilst these films have their place, as someone who’s passionate about independent film I’d love to see more dynamic and original films getting their time in the spotlight, and that’s what Indie-Lincs is all about.

“Filming equipment is so accessible these days and that’s what is so exciting. During the festival we’ll be screening a short film that’s been filmed entirely on an i-Phone. It’s great inspiration, not only for our students but the wider community as well.”

Film fans who’d like to attend the festival can purchase either a day or weekend pass from the LPAC Box Office. Day tickets are available for £6 (£4 concession) and a weekend pass costs £10 (£6 concession). Age restrictions apply. Call 01522 837600 or visit: https://lpac.co.uk/.

To find out more about Indie-Lincs visit: http://www.indie-lincs.com/
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