December 12, 2011 2.31 pm This story is over 149 months old

Film festival looking for home grown entries

Local talent: Lincoln Shorts celebrates the best video production Lincoln has to offer, whether professional or simply a home movie.

Lincoln’s own short film festival, Lincoln Shorts, is now taking video submissions for its second event, due to take place on March 7 at the Drill Hall.

Videographers in the city and across Lincolnshire are invited to submit their work, professional or amateur, if they think it deserves to be displayed.

The event will showcase amateur film shot on mobile phones, projects from students, as well as videos from Lincolnshire’s professional production companies.

Only two rules apply to submitting footage: it has to have a local connection and be less than five minutes long.

A pilot event was run for Lincoln Shorts in July this year and festival organiser Tim Johns (pictured in one of his productions) is keen to promote local filmmaking.

“I don’t think people realise how much filmmaking is happening right on their doorstep and this is their chance to come and see it.

“People shouldn’t be put off submitting their own material because they don’t think it’s good enough, as our team is keen to look at everything Lincolnshire has to offer,” said Johns.

Director of Lincoln Drill Hall, Simon Hollingworth, said he is committed to making Lincoln Shorts a key part of the city’s growing cultural calendar:

“We really hope people send their stuff in and come along on the night to discover some of the extraordinary film-making talent our beautiful county has to offer.”

Below is the trailer for the pilot event held in July this year.