As you may be aware thanks to the power of social media, Eyes on Screen are now in proud partnership with Indie-Lincs; a new International film festival championing low and micro budget filmmaking, coming to the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 March.
As partners, over the next 12 days, we will be bringing you all of the latest updates; additional to reviews of all 30 phenomenal films that will be screened as part of Indie-Lincs 2016.
This year the festival has been coordinated by Dr. Mikey Murray, Tom Woodcock, Ali Mendzil, Rhiannon Britten, Tara Clements, and Aimée Bant.
Below you will find more information on Indie-Lincs including the 2016 screening schedule, film descriptions, awards, details on various events, and how to purchase tickets.
Screening Schedule | Friday 11 March
10.00 – 12.15
- Writer’s Block (16m 45s)
A recently unemployed man tries to escape from the world by writing a script, but finds his murderous characters won’t stay on the page.
- Empty Space (10m 39s)
As battle rages on, two lovers leave Earth in an escape pod and are confronted by the true meaning of love and desperation.
- Scottish Kids are Haunted (13m 25s)
In rural Scotland, a young boy called Mac searches for the devil.
- Completely Normal (FEATURE: 1hr 29m)
After another failed relationship and some terrible fatherly advice, Greg, a hopeless romantic, spots Gwen, an average New York City maid on the subway. From afar, he instantly falls in love with her.
13.30 – 14.45 | Documentaries with Q&A
- The Faces of Anjing Town (10m 55s)
This documentary looks at the lives of the Sichuan Embroiderer’s working at Anjing Town in Chengdu, China.
- Nostalgia for the Deep (5m 56s)
A mediative journey back to the womb, and the beginning of man, within the confines of a community swimming pool.
- Behind Invicta (10m 22s)
A film about the director of war film Invicta and his personal journey to discover the truths about his grandfathers involvement in the rearguard action of Dunkirk, 1940.
- Getting Away With It (5m 7s)
According to legend, war photographer Don McCullin was once saved when a bullet lodged itself in his camera. This film explores the truth.
15.00 – 17.00
- Soror (23m 24s)
Soror explores the lives and relationships of half-sisters Grace, insular and shy, and Lisa, who dreams of escaping their upbringing.
- Dad’s Dead (12m)
After their father dies, Rae must visit her sister Natalie, who has been living in a psych ward, to break the news.
- Peter the 3rd (FEATURE: 1hr 21m)
An elderly widower and theatre actor breaks out of his mundane daily routine when a young waitress convinces him to set up The Widows and Widowers Party.
Screening Break with Jazz and Drinks in Zing Café Bar | 17.00 – 19.00
19.00 – 21.30
- I Could Eat a Horse (4m 30s)
An incompetent student desperately searches his shared house on a quest for sustenance, leading to a brutal and life changing dilemma.
- Scrabble (11m 25s)
Theo, trapped in a dull and loveless marriage with his competitive wife Barbara, begins to realize his darkest fantasies as they play Scrabble together.
- Barber’s Cut (11m 40s)
Two cut off but living heads wake up in a fridge and make an effort to escape whilst trying to avoid the psycho barber that put them there.
- AAAAAAAAH! (16+ FEATURE: 1hr 19m)
Communicating entirely through ape-like grunts, shouts and howls, a new hierarchal group is made when two new men appear at a house party held by the current dominant male.
Drinks in Tower Bar | 21.30
Screening Schedule | Saturday 12 March
Filmmaker’s Breakfast (TBC) | 8.00 – 9.30
10.00 – 12.00 | Strictly 16+ Permitted
- Director’s Cut (17m 49s)
An indie filmmaking crew, using a “living metaphor”, attempt to shoot the first ever snuff movie with a plot.
- Bitch, Popcorn & Blood (16m)
A waitress named Lily has her life turned around when two strange men show up in the popcorn bar she works at.
- The Wrong Floor (FEATURE: 1hr 27m)
Danny’s father, a pioneering research scientist, has disappeared. Suspecting foul-play, Danny goes undercover at the research centre where he worked. He soon discovers that there is something sinister at work…
13.00 – 15.00
- Black Dream (10m 42s)
A fanatical young man tests what it takes to be accepted as a truly audacious artist, only to discover that real artists don’t imitate; they steal.
- Suds (12m 29s)
After committing a terrible crime, Michael’s life is terrorized by guilt. No matter how hard he tries to clear his conscience, his hands will never feel clean again.
- Hole (19m 24s)
When a retired police detective learns that the man who killed his wife is to be released from prison, he plans to find her missing body and take vengeance on her killer.
- Demning (FEATURE: 1hr 12m)
After Jo and J enjoy a one-night stand with one another, they decide to go hiking together in the mountains the following day. As the camping trip goes on, both men soon begin to realise that perhaps they are not so suited after all.
16.00 – 18.00 | Strictly 16+ Permitted
- Twine (19m 59s)
After years of harsh living conditions and pain, a boy experiences a moment of lucidity and sets out to sever the physical and psychological grip his father has on him.
- Wander (14m 56s)
In a dystopian landscape a lone man lives out his simple daily existence, until one day there is sight of survivors.
- Nekro (FEATURE: 1hr 24m)
İhsan is an unsightly introvert who works as a nurse aid in a state hospital. He enjoys making connections with the dead bodies in the mortuary there, and soon begins to fall in love with one particular dead young woman.
19.00 – 22.00
- Being Nice (20m 47s)
Socially inept Esther tries to forge friendships at her workplace. However, she soon finds that the path to social acceptance is wought with complication.
- The Invention of the Perpetual Motion Machine (5m 12s)
Brilliant inventor, Jack, has an impossible prototype. Now all he has to do is pitch his idea. After all, even impossible inventions need funding…
- Everyday Is Like Sundae (10m 31s)
Even though it is winter, Polly opens her ice cream van every day in the hope that someone will buy ice cream. No one ever does; except Daniel.
- Where Do We Go From Here? (FEATURE: 1hr 22m)
Care worker James and his three, elderly best friends hatch a plan to go on one last adventure. However, the only medical cover they can get is from the one person who doesn’t want to be around old people.
- Closing Awards Ceremony (approx. 45m)
Drinks in Tower Bar | 22.00 onwards
The BIG IMP for Best Feature Film
- Peter the 3rd
- Where Do We Go From Here?
The LITTLE IMP for Best UK Short
- Everyday Is Like Sundae
The LITTLE IMP for Best International Short
- Bitch, Popcorn & Blood
- Dad’s Dead
- Director’s Cut
The BABY IMP for Best Student Short
- Behind Invicta
- Being Nice
- I Could Eat a Horse
The ANGRY IMP for Most Challenging Film
- Director’s Cut
The THESPIAN IMP for Best Actor
- Eilis Cahill | Dad’s Dead
- Jorgen Hausberg Nilsen | Demning
- James Cosmo | Hole
- Robert Henig | Peter the 3rd
In addition to the series of film screenings, Indie-Lincs 2016 will also be offering multiple events aimed at new filmmakers. These will operate on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 60 seats. Confirmed events include:
New Director / New DoP | Friday 11 March, 12.30 – 13.30
- Director of Photography Jack Shelbourn discusses how new directors can best prepare for securing a collaboration with a skilled DoP.
Sci-Fi on a Micro Budget | Friday 11 March, 16.00 – 17.30
- Filmmaker Darren Scales presents a progress cut of his latest film, Darkwave: Edge of the Storm, and discusses how to make sci-fi on a micro budget.
Creation of the Festival Short | Saturday 12 March, 12.00 – 13.00
- Filmmakers Phil Stevens and Dominique Webb present their short film, The Forecast, and discuss making a short geared for the festival market.
Tickets for the festival are now available from the LPAC box office and are available in the following packages:
- Article Conducted by Daniel Sheppard
- Film Descriptions by the Indie-Lincs Coordinating Team, Daniel Sheppard, and Ben Reynolds