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Indie Gems Film Festival 2015

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The sixth annual Indie Gems Film Festival returns to Riverside Theatres, from the 11th to 13th of September 2015.

Showcasing the latest independent Australian cinema, this year's exciting festival programme is curated by award-winning creative producer, John L. Simpson.

The Festival will kick off with the Indie Gems Opening Night Gala (a night of shorts and celebration), including Australian director Sotiris Dounoukos' French-Australian short film, A Single Body (Un Seul Corps) which was awarded the Toronto International Film Festival's Best International Short Film and Sydney Film Festival's Dendy Live Action Short Award.

Another festival highlight is the powerful and moving documentary, Gayby Baby, which follows the lives of four extraordinary children (including 12-year-old Parramatta resident, Ebony) growing up with same-sex parents. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film's producer, Charlotte Mars (ABC's The Slap, Foxtel's The Playground).

This year's closing night film will be the only Parramatta screening of Holding The Man, based on Timothy Conigrave's best-selling memoir about his real-life romance with John Caleo.

Over the three days, festival attendees will also meet fellow collaborators and mingle with acclaimed producers and directors via Q&A discussions following feature films. Audiences can take part in a Q&A session with Australian theatre and television legend, Peter Cousens, following the screening of his first feature film, Freedom. Starring Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr., Freedom tells the true story of the Underground Railroad and of two men separated by time but united in their search for freedom.

Rounding out the Festival's program will be a number of networking opportunities including a filmmaker panel discussion with producer Chloe Rickard (ABC'sSoul Mates).

Celebrate the very best of independent cinema with the Indie Gems Film Festival 2015.

Tickets are now on sale through the Riverside Theatres Box Office (02) 8839 3399 and

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When: 11 to 13 September 2015
Where: Riverside Theatres – Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
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