Submissions now open for 2015 Lincoln Shorts film festival

Amateur and professional film-makers are being encouraged to send in their short films to be screened at a unique Lincoln festival next month.

The Lincoln Shorts film festival brings together a diverse, eclectic and entertaining mix of locally made short films, which will be will shown at the Lincoln Drill Hall on October 9.

Lincoln Shorts, now in its fifth year, is a non-competitive, not-for-profit event, which will screen a huge range of short films and videos.

From the most basic amateur home-movies, to those from professional production companies in Lincolnshire, to those from local film-students – everyone is welcome to submit their footage.

There are only two criteria for submitting video to Lincoln Shorts – it must have a local connection, and it must be less than five minutes long.

Live music will also be provided by local singer-songwriter Kate Anna at the event next month.

Co-producer Rosie Duffield said: “It’s fantastic to be back for another year and to showcase more local talent.

“We’ll screen some amazing short films in October and as well as professional films, this year we’re encouraging people to submit Vines, Instagram videos and shorter snippets made on phones.

“You shouldn’t be put off because you don’t think your film is good enough – the team are keen to look at everything Lincolnshire has to offer.”

Film-makers can find out more and submit their material on the Lincoln Shorts website.

Entries close on Friday, September 25.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and cost £5.