Lincoln Shorts to showcase city film talent

Local film screening event Lincoln Shorts will return to the city for a second year, with plenty of talent on show.

Lincoln Shorts, organised by BBC Lincolnshire’s Tim Johns, will bring the best of locally produced video under one roof on March 7 at Lincoln Drill Hall.

Audiences can expect a variety of short films showcased at the festival, including a first look at a Hollywood-standard zombie horror teaser trailer by Red Dog Films.

The feature-length film is a zombie horror-comedy set in World War II, produced in the local area with HD cameras and a full production crew.

As well as films, spectators can also enjoy live music from local bands, such as Changing Horses and The Lounge Crusade.

Changing Horses will also launch their music video at the film festival for the first single, Cut All The Strings.

The video features Lincolnites such as Pete Genders from Off The Bench, better known for his pivotal role in reviving The Ritz Cinema, playing an evil record company boss.

Tim Johns said: “We’ve been overwhelmed with film submissions and it’s been such an incredibly tough job trying to pick which films to show and which not to.

“Hopefully we’ve got it just right – with the superb quality and total range of what Lincolnshire has to offer it’s going to be an incredibly entertaining evening.

“I’m really happy that bands Changing Horses and The Lounge Crusade can join us for some very short sets to keep the evening varied too.

“I am genuinely really excited to be able to share all of these incredible short films that I’ve already had the privilege of seeing with the good people of Lincolnshire.”

The event starts at 8pm, with doors opening at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 and can be bought on the Drill Hall website or on the door.

Photo: Jon Talbot