The Melbourne Indie Film Festival will feature some of the best of independent cinema from around the world, including a mix of award winning films and outstanding emerging talent in the film industry.
The festival has been set-up to showcase new and creative works by emerging local and international artists.
Mile End (UK)
Director: Graham Higgins
Cast: Alex Humes, Mark Arnold, Heidi Agerholm Balle, Valmike Rampersad, Mary Jane Lowe
After being forced out of his job, London executive Paul Kerr (Alex Humes) is left doubting his future until he runs into John (Mark Arnold), a friendly American who seems to have all the answers. They both agree that life isn’t fair and John comes up with a radical plan to turn Paul’s life around. But when a young banker (Valmike Rampersad) is found murdered, Paul begins to question what John really wants.
- WINNER BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE 7th New York City Independent Film Festival
- nominated BEST UK FEATURE 23rd Raindance Film Festival
- nominated BEST ORIGINAL FEATURE FILM SCORE (Ed Scolding) – Music + Sound Awards
- longlisted DISCOVERY AWARD – British Independent Film Awards
- Alex Humes named on the prestigious BIFA Newcomer longlist – 12 British Actors to Watch
- screenplay shortlisted BEST FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY BlueCat Screenplay Awards
In The Valley of the Moon (IRELAND)
Director: Brian Rossney
Cast: Eric Lalor, Stephen James Mullan
An Irish soldier regains consciousness having managed to escape from his trench as it was being bombarded by German artillery. Wounded and disoriented by a heavy fog he stumbles further into No Mans Land. Believing he has wandered into enemy territory and noticing the advancing Friedrich, a young German solider, The two men take refuge in a large crater waiting for the fog to clear. The two men face a dilemma when they discover they are surrounded by soldiers from both sides.
The Mother (USA)
Director: Paolo Monico
When a hardened widow receives an unexpected visit, she is given the chance to shed light on her husband’s death.