Lights. Camera. PARRAMATTA!
Thursday, 12th SEPTEMBER to Saturday, 14th September 2013
The fourth annual INDIE GEMS FILM FESTIVAL is back in 2013 bigger and brighter than ever. Once again we have a huge array of Australian and international independent cinema to excite, inspire and entertain you.
Opening Night kicks off with the Sydney premiere of Pharaoh Vs The Egyptians, a powerful and revealing documentary by Australian comedian Akmal Saleh, who will also introduce the film. Born in Egypt, Akmal returns to the country to explore how the people were able to overthrow a dictator in rule for over thirty years.
On the 14th September, join us for Gossip Nation – the first Nollywood (Nigerian Cinema) film made in Australia!
Gossip Nation follows the conflicts and dramas of a community of African immigrants and refugees that have settled in Blacktown, Sydney. Among them is Kemi, an unemployed Nigerian teen girl who loves to gossip. But when her gossip starts to weave its way through the community, Kemi learns that a few words can wreak havoc and turn her friends and family against each other forever.
“Exciting, fresh… and palpable. The best film to emerge from Western Sydney this year” – Indie Gems
Tickets are now on sale through Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. It’s sure to be a sell out so grab your tickets now!
This project has been supported by Parramatta City Council’s Community Grants Program.
Opening Night: Pharaoh Vs The Egyptians – Lord Mayor’s Premiere12 Sep - 14 Sep 2013Lennox TheatreOpening + Akmal's documentary.
Dekh Indian Circus13 Sep 2013Lennox TheatreDekh Indian Circus is a small film with a large heart.Info
Dekh Indian Circus13 Sep 2013Lennox TheatreDekh Indian Circus is a small film with a large heart.
Mindfulness & Murder13 Sep 2013Lennox TheatreA homeless boy living at the youth shelter run by a Buddhist monastery turns up dead & startling clues are uncovered...
Panel Discussion: So What’s Next?14 Sep 2013Lennox TheatreDiscover & learn what you can do to give your film the best chance in the market place.
11Eleven Project14 Sep 2013Lennox TheatreA community-made global film that shows the diversity of human experience.
Born Sweet14 Sep 2013Lennox TheatreA chance to star in a karaoke video about the dangers of arsenic allows Vinh to wonder if he truly knows his destiny.
Student Film Competition14 Sep 2013Lennox TheatreA screening of the finalist films in the inaugural Indie Gems Student Film Competition.
I Am Eleven14 Sep 2013Lennox TheatreAn insightful, funny and moving documentary portrait of childhood.
Closing Night: Gossip Nation14 Sep 2013Lennox TheatreThe conflicts of a community of African immigrants and refugees.